01/04/2017 4:40PM

Cal Expo: Multiple carryovers fuel Friday wagering opportunities

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An $8,757 Pick 5 carryover and a $4,580 carryover in the Pick 6 will be featured on Friday night’s program at Cal Expo.

The Pick 5 is a 50-cent wager that covers the first five contests on the evening and it comes with a reduced 16 percent takeout rate and a $30,000 guaranteed pool. The 20-cent Pick 4 also features that lower 16 percent rate and is decided on the penultimate four races on the program.

The carryovers in the Pick 5 and Pick 6 are due in large part to the upset by Mattador D in last Sunday night’s fifth race for Sal and Georgette Wenceslao and pilot William Hernancez.

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Mattador D was able to sit a cozy trip for Hernandez and waltzed home by two and a quarter lengths while returning a whopping $166.60 to his backers.

It was quite a night for the Wenceslao/Hernandez combination, as they also posed for pictures in the evening’s third race with Laissezmoipicoler and then pulled off a $66 surprise with KG Cody in the 10th race on the card. 

Racing at Cal Expo has now returned to the regular Friday and Saturday night schedule, with first post at 5:55 p.m. (P.S.T.) on Fridays and 6:10 on Saturdays.

-edited release (Mark Ratzky for Cal Expo)