GRADED STAKES RECAP: SANTA MARGARITA INVITATIONAL (2010.03.13)
We are reviewing the morning line makers' performance following each graded stakes race.
Santa Anita Park presented a eight-horse stakes race, the Grade 1 Santa Margarita Invitational, on Saturday. The eight runners competed in the $250,000 guaranteed purse which was for fillies and mares four year olds and upward travelling one mile and one eighth on the synthetic course. Jon White did an amazing job with the morning line of the Santa Margarita Invitational where he essentially predicted the exact ordering of post time odds. Jon should also receive credit for being one of the few linemakers willing to "call a spade, a spade" by making ZENYATTA 1-to-9 on the morning line. Most linemakers are unwilling to assess a runner with such low odds event though it is their task to predict the post time odds. KUDOS!!!
HORSE NAME1 MLO PRO-RATED2 PTO MLO RANK3 MLO RANK4 DANCE TO MY TUNE 50-1 52.76-1 51.80-1 MLO-T6 PTO-8 FLOATING HEART 12-1 12.70-1 11.60-1 MLO-T3 PTO-4 GRIPSHOLM CASTLE 12-1 12.70-1 9.70-1 MLO-T3 PTO-3 MADE FOR MAGIC 50-1 52.76-1 35.40-1 MLO-T6 PTO-6 PRETTY KATHERINE 50-1 52.76-1 47.30-1 MLO-T6 PTO-7 PRETTY UNUSUAL 12-1 12.70-1 15.60-1 MLO-T3 PTO-5 STRIKING DANCER 8-1 8.49-1 7.00-1 MLO-2 PTO-2 ZENYATTA 1-9 0.17-1 0.30-1 MLO-1 PTO-1
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)