GRADED STAKES RECAP: FLORIDA DERBY (2010.03.20)
We are reviewing the morning line makers' performance following each graded stakes race.
Gulfstream Park presented an eleven-horse stakes race, the Grade 1 Florida Derby, on Saturday. The eleven runners competed in the $750,000 guaranteed purse which was for three year olds travelling one mile and a eighth on the dirt course. Gulfstream's linemaker correctly ordered the first three favorites.
HORSE NAME1 MLO PRO-RATED2 PTO MLO RANK3 MLO RANK4 BEST ACTOR 20-1 20.78-1 41.50-1 MLO-T10 PTO-11 FIRST DUDE 8-1 8.33-1 13.80-1 MLO-5 PTO-7 GAME ON DUDE 12-1 12.48-1 9.50-1 MLO-T6 PTO-4 ICE BOX 15-1 15.59-1 20.70-1 MLO-T8 PTO-9 LENTENOR 6-1 6.26-1 10.10-1 MLO-T3 PTO-5 MINER'S RESERVE 6-1 6.26-1 6.40-1 MLO-T3 PTO-3 PLEASANT PRINCE 15-1 15.59-1 29.00-1 MLO-T8 PTO-10 PULSION 12-1 12.48-1 18.20-1 MLO-T6 PTO-8 RADIOHEAD (GB) 3-1 3.15-1 2.90-1 MLO-2 PTO-2 RULE 5-2 2.63-1 1.90-1 MLO-1 PTO-1 SOARING EMPIRE 20-1 20.78-1 13.20-1 MLO-T10 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)