GRADED STAKES RECAP: THE VERY ONE STAKES (2010.02.27)
We are reviewing the morning line makers' performance following each graded stakes race.
Gulfstream Park presented a thirteen-horse stakes race, the Grade 3 The Very One Stakes, on Saturday. The thirteen runners competed in the $100,000 guaranteed purse which was for fillies and mares, four year olds and upward travelling one mile and one eighth on the turf course. This race was all over the board in trying to get the line to match the final odds. We will accept CHANGING SKIES as an excuse -- the skies opened up and started raining prior to post time. It is fair to assume the bettors altered their game plans with the precipitation.
HORSE NAME1 MLO PRO-RATED2 PTO MLO RANK3 MLO RANK4 BELLE ALLURE (IRE) 6-1 5.31-1 6.20-1 MLO-T2 PTO-3 CABLE 6-1 5.31-1 3.70-1 MLO-T2 PTO-1 CELTIC PRINCESS (BRZ) 12-1 10.72-1 10.60-1 MLO-T5 PTO-6 CHANGING SKIES 15-1 13.42-1 4.00-1 MLO-T9 PTO-2 CLOSEOUT 8-1 7.11-1 6.60-1 MLO-4 PTO-T4 IN MY GLORY 20-1 17.93-1 49.40-1 MLO-T12 PTO-12 LONG APPROACH 5-1 4.41-1 6.60-1 MLO-1 PTO-T4 MORENA (PER) 12-1 10.72-1 11.80-1 MLO-T5 PTO-7 MYSTIC MIRACLE 12-1 10.72-1 30.20-1 MLO-T5 PTO-11 NEHANIC KAT 20-1 17.93-1 14.20-1 MLO-T12 PTO-8 PROUD LISA 15-1 13.42-1 22.00-1 MLO-T9 PTO-10 RCUANDRY 15-1 13.42-1 18.10-1 MLO-T9 PTO-9 ZASKAR 12-1 10.72-1 49.50-1 MLO-T5 PTO-13
1. In our stakes race recaps, the horses will be listed in alphabetical order. The stakes winner's name will be underlined in this column.
2. Pro-rated morning line odds are the mathematically adjusted morning line adjusted to reflect scratched runners. The pro-rated morning line odds will total to 100% plus the pari-mutuel takeout percentage and one percentage point for each runner (the de facto industry standard). In the case either no scratches or no odds total imbalances, this column will be the MLO in decimal form. My source for each track's takeout percentage is Horseplayers Association of North America.
3. In the case of ties among rank of morning line odds, the rank notation will be MLO-T# where # will represent the ranked position.
4. In the case of ties among rank of post time odds, the rank notation will be PTO-T# where # will represent the ranked position.
(2010.10.20 -- sps)