GRADED STAKES RECAP: SANTA ANITA HANDICAP (2010.03.06)
We are reviewing the morning line makers' performance following each graded stakes race.
Santa Anita Park presented a fourteen-horse stakes race, the Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap, on Saturday. The fourteen runners competed in the $750,000 guaranteed purse which was for four year olds and upward travelling one mile and one quarter on the artificial course. With the exception of over-estimating the action that MARSH SIDE, MAST TRACK, and POOL PLAY would attract, this was a very useful morning line.
HORSE NAME1 MLO PRO-RATED2 PTO MLO RANK3 MLO RANK4 DAKOTA PHONE 20-1 20.41-1 23.10-1 MLO-T11 PTO-8 DELIGHTFUL KISS 15-1 15.31-1 18.20-1 MLO-T8 PTO-7 EAGLE POISE 20-1 20.41-1 31.60-1 MLO-T11 PTO-11 JERANIMO 8-1 8.17-1 6.70-1 MLO-T4 PTO-4 LOUP BRETON (IRE) 4-1 4.10-1 4.10-1 MLO-2 PTO-2 MARSH SIDE 12-1 12.25-1 24.300-1 MLO-T6 PTO-9 MAST TRACK 12-1 12.25-1 24.60-1 MLO-T6 PTO-10 MISREMEMBERED 8-1 8.17-1 4.40-1 MLO-T4 PTO-3 NEKO BAY 6-1 6.14-1 7.90-1 MLO-3 PTO-5 PICK SIX 20-1 20.41-1 39.60-1 MLO-T11 PTO-12 POOL PLAY 15-1 15.31-1 70.50-1 MLO-T8 PTO-14 RENDEZVOUS 20-1 20.41-1 69.10-1 MLO-T11 PTO-T13 ST TRINIANS (GB) 7-2 3.59-1 3.00-1 MLO-1 PTO-1 TIGER'S ROCK 15-1 15.31-1 14.80-1 MLO-T8 PTO-6
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)