GRADED STAKES RECAP: NEW ORLEANS HANDICAP (2010.03.27)
We are reviewing the morning line makers' performance following each graded stakes race.
Fair Grounds presented an ten-horse stakes race, the Grade 2 New Orleans Handicap, on Saturday. The ten runners competed in the $300,000 guaranteed purse which was for four year olds and upward travelling one mile and an eighth on the dirt course. Fair Grounds's linemaker correctly identified the two least favored runners by the post time odds.
HORSE NAME1 MLO PRO-RATED2 PTO MLO RANK3 MLO RANK4 AWESOME GEM 5-2 2.59-1 6.20-1 MLO-1 PTO-5 BATTLE PLAN 6-1 6.18-1 1.60-1 MLO-4 PTO-1 BIG POLK A DOT 20-1 20.55-1 66.50-1 MLO-T9 PTO-10 GENERAL QUARTERS 7-2 3.62-1 5.80-1 MLO-2 PTO-4 GIANT OAK 9-2 4.64-1 5.30-1 MLO-3 PTO-2 HOLD ME BACK 8-1 8.24-1 6.90-1 MLO-T5 PTO-6 STAR GUITAR 10-1 10.29-1 5.50-1 MLO-7 PTO-3 STONEHOUSE 8-1 8.24-1 18.30-1 MLO-T5 PTO-77 STONES RIVER 15-1 15.42-1 42.20-1 MLO-8 PTO-8 TONE IT DOWN 20-1 20.55-1 46.50-1 MLO-T9 PTO-9
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)