$96K Carryover in Friday’s Stronach 5

12 Sep

Everybody likes a good carryover and when said carryover comes in a pool with a super low takeout, like Friday’s Stronach 5, it’s a virtual ‘must play’ for value-savvy players.

That perfect storm is what we have with Friday’s Stronach 5, which features a low 12% takeout and a $96,000 carryover. If you like turf racing, this is the Pick 5 for you, as all five races are scheduled for the turf course at their respective tracks. Keep your eye on the weather at Gulfstream, as thunderstorms are in the forecast for Friday.

The five races in the Pick 5 are as follows (post times Pacific):

Leg 1: Laurel Park – Race 8 (2:12pm)
Leg 2: Gulfstream Park – Race 7 (2:25pm)
Leg 3: Golden Gate Fields – Race 4 (2:45pm)
Leg 4: Laurel Park – Race 9 (2:52pm)
Leg 5: Gulfstream Park – Race 9 (3:29pm)

The field sizes for each race, before scratches and factoring out Also Eligibles and MTOs, are 10, 8, 10, 10 and 12, which bodes well for attracting new money into the pool. To see what a carryover can do for a Pick 5, we can look no further than Tuesday’s Pick 5 Mandatory Payout at Prairie Meadows.

It’s $326,599 Jackpot was forced out and attracted an additional $1.85 million in handle into it’s 15% Late Pick 5 — on a Tuesday night. Just further proof that if you give players a good betting opportunity, they’ll show up and bet it with both fists.

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