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Barretts at Fairplex: Conkate wins Bangles and Beads; pick-six, pick-five carryovers for Saturday card
By Brad Free
POMONA, Calif. – Conkate restored a semblance of normalcy on a day of upsets at the Los Angeles County Fair meet by winning the $50,000 Bangles and Beads Stakes for filly and mare sprinters and returning $7.60 as the second betting choice.
It was tougher in other races.
Tonight at Eleven paid a meet-high $110.20 winning race 5; the $2 daily double to race-6 upset winner Suances Flower ($37.40) returned $1,063.
At least somebody won those bets. Horseplayers were unsuccessful in four other wagers, creating a carryover feast into Saturday.
The pick five on races 3-7 was not hit; the carryover on the 50-cent wager into Saturday (races 3-7) is $58,959.
The pick six on races 4-9 was not hit; the carryover on the $2 bet into Saturday (races 7-12) is $20,770.
As usual, no one hit the pick nine. The carryover on the $1 bet (races
4-12) into Saturday is $23,216. The pick nine has not been hit this meet.
The super high five in race 10 was not hit; the carryover on the $1 bet into Saturday’s race 12 is $14,478.
As for Conkate, she gave trainer Doug O’Neill his third winner on the card, which clinched his ninth Barretts at Fairplex training title. O’Neill has a 10-5 lead over Mike Pender and Peter Miller, neither of whom have enough remaining starters to catch O’Neill.
O’Neill is the fourth-leading trainer all time at Barretts at Fairplex with 151 wins.
Conkate won the 6 1/2-furlong Bangles and Beads by 3 1/4 lengths over All On the Table; Gifting finished third. The 2-1 favorite Lady Rosamond finished sixth; co-second choice Curvy Cat finished fifth.
Edwin Maldonado rode Conkate to the victory. She was his second winner Friday. Martin Pedroza resumed riding for the first time since Saturday and also won two races. Pedroza leads Maldonado 20-17 going into Saturday’s card.
And, since DRF has seemed to miss it once again, let's hear it for now #7 ranked jockey of the meet, apprentice Gonzalo Nichols...easily the biggest story of the meet. --went into meet with under 100 starts --.putting horses on the board again and again at high single & double digit odds.... --good background in sports (wrestling/mma) that require body control and managing weight.. Asking my trainer about trying this guy. I'd like to see if the track favored the weight or if we may have another addition to the competitive SoCal colony. I hope he makes it over to Santa Anita with Irving as the top apprentice choices.
thank god this trashy meet is almost over...santa anita here I come
It would be nice if once and for all they would put surveillance at this guys barn for an extended period of time. All those cold then ridiculously hot streaks you see from him would be mostly all cold. Then he would just drop everything way below their value at the owners expense to win races. But the CHRB is too cheap and seemingly don't care enough to stop the long time wrongdoers that keep right on cheating away.
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