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:
Moreno Valley, Calif
Carne Asada Tacos
- 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
#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