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Race Of The Week: Sam F. Davis Stakes

By Derek Simon

Catholic Boy, 11/2/17. Photo: Jordan Sigmon

I have long believed that the key to consistently making money at the races is constructing good bets and, for the first time since US Racing launched the Race of the Week promotion, I think I failed in that endeavor last week.

And I don’t say this because my top selection in the Holy Bull Stakes, Aequor, is still running. When jockey Jose Lezcano opted to press the pace from the outside instead of gunning for the lead, I knew the race was over and, at odds of 56-1, Aequor wasn’t exactly a high-percentage play anyway.

The truth is — and this may strike some of you as nuts — I don’t judge… (more)