10/17/2014 3:35PM

Dime pick 10 makes its debut Monday


A new 10-cent jackpot wager that requires a bettor to pick all 10 winners has been added to the menu for Gulfstream Park West and will be available only during the next four Mondays of racing during the Fall Turf Festival at the Miami track.

Takeout on the pick 10 will be just 10 percent, and the jackpot is being seeded with a $25,000 guarantee for this first Monday. As with the other popular jackpot wager at sister track Gulfstream Park, the Rainbow 6, the jackpot will be swept only when a ticket is a solo winner.

Otherwise, 60 percent of that day’s pool will be distributed among the tickets with the most winners, with the remaining 40 percent going into a carryover pool. There will be a mandatory payout of the pick 10 pool on the final Monday, Nov. 17.

Track spokesman Dave Joseph said GPW officials are unsure what to expect in terms of handle because of the newness of the pick 10.

As for this Monday, the featured ninth of 10 races is a $39,000, first-level allowance at a two-turn mile on the main track, with the quartet of None Like Nolan, Rakete, Dudeman, and Big Blue Talent likely to attract the vast majority of tote action.

None Like Nolan, a 3-year-old ridgling by Malibu Moon, hails from the barn of Todd Pletcher, who has been the dominant trainer at Gulfstream (East) for more than a decade. In prior years, Pletcher rarely had runners at Calder during the summer or fall, but he recently sent horses back to south Florida when announcing that he intends to maintain a year-round operation on the circuit.

First post is 1:05 p.m. Eastern.

Gulfstream Park West was known for many years as Calder until the Stronach Group changed its name after reaching an agreement to lease the track this summer from Churchill Downs Inc.

Race 9


None Like Nolan (Last 3 Beyers: 68-81-83)

◗ Dogwood Stable color-bearer flashed ability when trying tough brands of maidens before finally poking through with a nose victory in the Saratoga slop July 31. Got trounced in his first attempt at this condition, but that was against a rugged crew on closing day at Saratoga, and now he finds the kind of company he won’t mind keeping.

Rakete (Last 3 Beyers: 62-87-86)

◗ Was sent to the sidelines by trainer E.T. Broome following that subpar effort in mid-August at Parx, but the preceding string of solid tries (five straight races when first or second) marks him as a player here.

Dudeman (Last 3 Beyers: 86-79-70)

◗ Rockport Harbor colt earned a lifetime-high Beyer in a runner-up finish for this same one-other-than condition over at Gulfstream in a one-turn mile that makes him an obvious threat for Jane Cibelli.

Big Blue Talent (Last 3 Beyers: 79-77-63)

◗ Ramsey-bred 3-year-old gelding was claimed last out for $40,000 by low-percentage connections from Wesley Ward, which doesn’t necessarily bode well for his chances in a first two-turn try.

Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stupid bet. Why not do a super high 9 and pick the exact order of every horse in the race? Sounds just as stupid as this
Jorge More than 1 year ago
Big Blue Talent's trainer has a 21% win percentage for the year, a 21% first off the claim and 33% first time blinkers. The jock is 27% in the meet too.
TRacingLifeMore More than 1 year ago
It's too hard to have a good opinion for 10 races in a row on the same card, not to mention time consuming.
Daniel More than 1 year ago
Slightly OT, but the best betting option that has gone by the wayside was the Monmouth Park $1 Place Pick-6. Relatively low takeout, but if nothing else it was a really fun bet. Play multiple horses per leg and get yourself covered for like a $50 ticket. If a bomb came out of nowhere to win but you still handicapped well enough to have one of your horses finish 2nd, you moved on and didn't feel cheated. If you picked it well enough to have horses run 1-2, then you'd win your bet 2x... and if you did that multiple legs of the bet, it multiplied on top. So if you had 3 of the 6 legs where your horses finished 1-2, and ran 1st OR 2nd in the other 3 legs, you'd have the bet 8x. So a relatively modest and chalky $100 payout, you paid out $800! Played every single weekend, then they dumped it for that dopey Rainbow 6... Wish they or somebody else would bring it back.
grayposse More than 1 year ago
Anybody that can hit 10 in a row at this dump should be given the keys to the track.
Boyd Cord More than 1 year ago
us poor people will get the pool up to 10 mil and a rich Borislow type takes it
Roger Bascum More than 1 year ago
Too bad they don't still make the Kelco Calculator, I'd nail it every time.
D'Funnybone More than 1 year ago
Pick 10? Even for a dime a near impossible wager to hit. Might have better Odds playing a lottery .
racetrackandy More than 1 year ago
Another Joke brought to you by the Stronach Group.
nick More than 1 year ago
Two jokes: first, the track's new name, second the bet itself. Really, Gulfstream Park West? Really? Nothing like ignoring history and tradition. And REALLY? A pick 10 where if you are lucky enough to pick all ten races(and you will need to be SO lucky to hit 10 winners in a row) you can't cash the whole pool if someone else does it as well? C'Mon guys, REALLY? With ten 6 horse fields the unbiased odds are almost 10,000,000:1. These guys must be ill.