GRADED STAKES RECAP: HONEYBEE STAKES (2010.03.13)
We are reviewing the morning line makers' performance following each graded stakes race.
Oaklawn Park presented a nine-horse stakes race, the Grade 3 Honeybee Stakes, on Saturday. The nine runners competed in the $125,000 guaranteed purse which was for three year old fillies travelling one mile and one sixteenth on the dirt course. The morning line made good bookends. The top two and bottow two favorites were correctly identified. The middled was muddled.
HORSE NAME1 MLO PRO-RATED2 PTO MLO RANK3 MLO RANK4 BEAUTICIAN 9-5 1.97-1 1.10-1 MLO-1 PTO-1 BELLA DIAMANTE 9-2 4.84-1 13.80-1 MLO-3 PTO-7 BELL'S SHOES 12-1 12.80-1 12.40-1 MLO-6 PTO-5 DECELERATOR 5-2 2.71-1 2.80-1 MLO-2 PTO-2 DIXIE HEARTH 20-1 21.29-1 61.10-1 MLO-T8 PTO-9 LAURA BABE 20-1 21.29-1 36.90-1 MLO-T8 PTO-8 NO SUCH WORD 5-1 5.37-1 6.50-1 MLO-4 PTO-3 TAP TAP TAPPING 15-1 15.98-1 11.50-1 MLO-7 PTO-4 TIZ MIZ SUE 8-1 8.55-1 12.60-1 MLO-T5 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)