Tacos and Trifectas: Amazing Carne Asada at Loco Burrito, Kilroe Mile 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:

Loco Burrito

Moreno Valley, Calif

Carne Asada Tacos

Score: 9.1

  • One of the best Asada tacos I’ve had in the area
  • They have about six different salsas
  • Complimentary tortilla chips
  • Tacos are about $2 each
  • Baja fish tacos are tasty as well with a very good score of 8.3
  • The Bankroll Manager gave the Hot Cheetos Asada Burrito a thumbs up

This week’s Trifecta key:

Saturday, March 7

Santa Anita Park, Race 5, Frank E. Kilroe Mile Stakes, 4:30 p.m. ET

#10 Desert Stone (10-1 odds on morning line): He finished third last year in this event while not having the best of trips that day. He has always shown a good late kick and there is plenty of speed in this field to set up his closing style. I liked the way he came back in sharp form off the long layoff to win the Grade 2 San Gabriel Stakes last time out when defeating a solid field. The outside post should allow him to settle in a good position toward the back without being pressured from both sides.

Recap of previous wager: Conquest Hardcandy was close to the pace early on but had nothing left and tired late.

Strategy on $100 Budget:

50-cent trifecta: 10 with 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8  with 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8  ($28)

50-cent trifecta: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 with 10 with 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8  ($28)

50-cent trifecta: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 with 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 with 10 ($28)

$16 Win on #10 Desert Stone

2020 year to date:

Amount wagered: $400

Amount won: $162.40

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