Remember how we got through the spring and summer with the promise of an abundant sports betting menu in the fall? Well, we’re certainly getting our money’s worth here in the Tuley’s Takes home office even after the NHL, NBA and MLB seasons ended with the Breeders’ Cup last weekend and this week’s Masters.
The Breeders’ Cup wasn’t as lucrative for me as it has been over the years. Vequist, who paid $15.20 to win the Juvenile Fillies, was my only winner on top, though I did have the $48 exacta and $116.20 trifecta in that race. I had another $167.80 exacta in the Juvenile Fillies Turf and another winner with long-shot pick Glass Slippers ($22.40) in the Turf Sprint to help cut my losses.
Even though I didn’t find the right long shots on the Breeders’ Cup card, the fact that Fire At Will ($62.40), Audarya ($37.60), Whitmore ($38.80) and Order of Australia ($148.40) came in at big prices justifies the way I attack the BC. I mean, I know plenty of people who picked and bet the favorites and also lost on the day without the upside of the way we play.