Tacos and Trifectas: Tasty Asada Tacos, Quick Turnaround at Oaklawn

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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:

Tacos Mexico

Los Angeles, Calif.

Asada Tacos

Score: 7.5

  • Asada tastier than chicken and al pastor
  • $6.99 for a 3 taco plate with rice and beans
  • Red salsa better flavor than green salsa
  • 85 cent tacos on Tuesdays
  • Locations throughout southern California and Las Vegas, Nv..

This week’s Trifecta key:

Saturday, Feb. 1

Oaklawn Park, Race 8, $125,000 American Beauty Stakes, 4:38 p.m. ET

#5 Special Relativity (8-1 odds on morning line): In her previous start just last Saturday at Oaklawn, this filly broke well and showed good early speed before having to take back in between horses heading into the first turn. She then made a good middle move down the backstretch to pass horses around the final turn while saving ground along the inside. She showed good interest to complete the exacta that day behind a winner that rallied from second-to-last. I like that the connections are willing to wheel this one back a week later and I also like the cut back to a sprint here.

Recap of previous wager: In the Pegasus World Cup, Diamond Oops got into some trouble heading into the first turn and then made a good late move but was narrowly edged for third.

Strategy on $100 Budget:

$1 Trifecta: 5 with 1,2,3,4,7,8  with 1,2,3,4,7,8  ($30)

$1 Trifecta: 1,2,3,4,7,8 with 5 with 1,2,3,4,7,8  ($30)

$1 Trifecta: 1,2,3,4,7,8 with 1,2,3,4,7,8 with 5 ($30)

$10 Win on #5 Special Relativity

2020 year to date:

Amount wagered: $200

Amount won: $0

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