GRADED STAKES RECAP: FLORIDA OAKS (2010.03.13)
We are reviewing the morning line makers' performance following each graded stakes race.
Tampa Bay Downs presented an nine-horse stakes race, the Grade 3 Florida Oaks, on Saturday. The nine runners competed in the $175,000 guaranteed purse which was for three year old fillies travelling one mile and one sixteenth on the dirt course. The linemaker correctly predicted the third, fourth, and ninth post time favorites. The clustering of the first and second choices and then again fifth through eighth was correct although the ordering was incorrect.
HORSE NAME1 MLO PRO-RATED2 PTO MLO RANK3 MLO RANK4 AWESOME VOW 20-1 15.60-1 42.40-1 MLO-9 PTO-9 C C'S PAL 15-1 11.64-1 21.70-1 MLO-T6 PTO-7 CUFF ME 7-2 2.56-1 1.90-1 MLO-1 PTO-2 DIVA DELITE 4-1 2.95-1 1.80-1 MLO-2 PTO-1 IMAGINARY SAINT 5-1 3.74-1 3.40-1 MLO-3 PTO-3 MALLORY SQUARE 12-1 9.27-1 19.90-1 MLO-5 PTO-6 MISS AFLEET ALEX 10-1 7.69-1 9.60-1 MLO-4 PTO-4 TESORO DE AMOR 15-1 11.64-1 15.20-1 MLO-T6 PTO-5 YOURNOTTHEBOSSOFME 15-1 11.64-1 38.20-1 MLO-T6 PTO-8
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)