Tacos and Trifectas: Tasty Al Pastor in Temecula, Del Mar Longshot

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Welcome to Tacos and Trifectas! Each week, America’s Best Racing’s Southern California correspondent Jose Contreras - @LosPonies to those who follow him on Twitter - will provide a taco review along with a selection that he will key in trifecta bets in hopes of winning some cash to buy more tacos! Contreras will map out a trifecta betting strategy for how to key his main pick and keep track of his return on investment (ROI).

Stop back if you love tacos and want to get a trifecta play!


This week’s eatery:

Los Jilberto’s Taco Shop

Temecula, Calif.

Al Pastor Tacos

Score: 8.4

  • Tasty seasoning on the Al Pastor
  • Good selection of salsas
  • 1.50 Tacos Tuesday special
  • Indoor and outdoor seating

Recap of the previous wager: Both Hit the Road and Giant Expectations failed to fire their best effort on Breeders’ Cup weekend.


This week’s Trifecta key:

Saturday, Nov. 30

Del Mar, Race 6, Seabiscuit Handicap, 4:25 PT

#10 Andesh (20-1 odds): He was off slowly and then had to put on the brakes when pushed wide around the final turn and lost all chance after that. Two starts back he had an uncomfortable trip in the City of Hope Mile Stakes and ended up losing by only a length. I’m still hoping he can run back to his effort three starts ago when he was squeezed soon after the start and then rallied with a six-wide move around the turn to win going away impressively over this course. I think he can be a big threat in here with a clean trip.

Strategy on $100 Budget:

$.50 cent Trifecta: 10 with 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9 with 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9  ($28)

$.50 cent Trifecta: 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9 with 10 with 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9  ($28)

$.50 cent Trifecta: 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9 with 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9  with 10 ($28)

$16 Win on #10 Andesh

ROI Year to date: $2000 wagered / $106 returned

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