Jug Week Handicapping Review

Handicapper Frank Cotolo reviews his Little Brown Jug week plays.

Congratulations to the connections of Filibuster Hanvoer, who won the deciding heat of the Little Brown Jug.

Thanks to TJ Burkett, my Hoof Beats editor, Allison Conte from Harness Racing Fan Zone and the USTA for allowing me to open my wagering books and share the contents in these blogs again this year.

Only one of the horses we endorsed became a public choice and all of our contenders were wagered upon to meet a press deadline one day before the races.

We always list exacta prices when our choice finishes second to a favorite. Those exactas can be boosted greatly when we have an outsider getting the second spot (see exacta prices with results below).

Here are some statistics, followed by a list of the results of our blog information from Sunday through Thursday. Thank you for reading.

This year we offered 28 horses. There was one scratch, leaving 27 in to race.

There were two winners for a 7 percent win average.

There were 12 horses finishing first, second (5) or third (5) for a 44 percent in the money average.

There were 14 favorites that won among our chosen 27 races. There were six second favorites winning among our chosen 27 races.

Here are the day-by-day results.

Sunday’s review

R1 Mountaineer Lady 6th; R3 Shes A Hot Topic 5th; R6 Dragon Me Down 5th; R11 Monarch Baur 4th.

Monday’s review

R1 Lunetta 5th; R2 Triumphant Swing 1st $9.60, $5.80, $3.20; R7 Dejarming 7th; R9 Got It Good 3rd $2.60; R10 Away My Baby 2nd $4.40, $2.60 (Exacta with favorite $8.20); R13 Angela Nichole 2nd $9.60, $3.20 (Exacta with favorite $28.80)

Tuesday’s review

R2 Caviar’s Triumph 4th;  R4 The Ladies Man 4th; R7 Moon Is My Shine 5th; R11 Dontforgetmaster 3rd $4.80; R 14 Faith Prevails 4th; R15 Bealot 4th

Wednesday’s review

R4 RJ’s Dragon 5th; R5 Wild Eyed Yankee 3rd  (no show pool); R7 Good Good Guy 4th; R14 Jaye’s A Lady 5th; R15 Idyllic Beach 3rd $2.60; R17 Maewegonow 3rd $2.40

Thursday’s review

R4 Tico Time SCRATCHED; R5 Caprice Hill 2nd $2.60 (Exacta with favorite $5.20); R8 Sharplookin Finale 5th; R9 Oberlin 2nd $9.60, $3.60 (Exacta with favorite $27.80); R11 Lots To Live For 2nd $9.40, $3.00; R16 Fear The Dragon 1st $5.60, $3.20, 2.60

We hope however you wagered this week we played some role in whatever success you attained.


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