GRADED STAKES RECAP: LOUISIANA DERBY (2010.03.27)
We are reviewing the morning line makers' performance following each graded stakes race.
Fair Grounds presented an thirteen-horse stakes race, the Grade 2 Louisiana Derby, on Saturday. The thirteen runners competed in the $750,000 guaranteed purse which was for three year olds travelling one mile and an eighth on the dirt course. Fair Grounds's linemaker tabbed the post time favorite, DISCREETLY MINE.
HORSE NAME1 MLO PRO-RATED2 PTO MLO RANK3 MLO RANK4 A LITTLE WARM 4-1 4.05-1 10.10-1 MLO-2 PTO-7 BACKTRACK 30-1 30.30-1 34.40-1 MLO-T10 PTO-10 DISCREETLY MINE 7-2 3.54-1 3.50-1 MLO-1 PTO-1 DROSSELMEYER 5-1 5.06-1 4.50-1 MLO-3 PTO-2 FLY DOWN 8-1 8.09-1 6.50-1 MLO-T5 PTO-3 HOTEP 30-1 30.30-1 24.80-1 MLO-T10 PTO-9 ISLAND SOUL 20-1 20.20-1 40.50-1 MLO-9 PTO-11 MISSION IMPAZIBLE 8-1 8.09-1 7.10-1 MLO-T5 PTO-57 MISTER MARTI GRAS 30-1 30.30-1 59.70-1 MLO-T10 PTO-13 RON THE GREEK 6-1 6.07-1 7.70-1 MLO-4 PTO-6 STAY PUT 10-1 10.11-1 6.70-1 MLO-T7 PTO-4 THE PROGRAM 10-1 10.11-1 18.70-1 MLO-T7 PTO-8 WOW WOW WOW 30-1 30.30-1 45.00-1 MLO-T10 PTO-12
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)