07/23/2013 5:09PM

Louisiana Downs bettors still chasing pick five jackpot


Louisiana Downs has a $492,866 super pick five jackpot carryover into Thursday’s card. The wager, which has a 50-cent minimum and runs on the last five races, has not been hit since June 27.

Last weekend, there was some confusion over whether the jackpot had been hit. If one individual ticket has the winners of the five races, the entire pool is paid to that person. If there is more than one winner, 50  percent of that day’s pool is paid out and the rest goes into the jackpot pool.

Coming into the final race last Saturday, the will-pays, or probable payoffs, that were displayed showed four horses in the race each had one live ticket going to them.

There was also a live, 4-for-4 ticket that used a scratched horse in the final race. Per the rules of the wager, that ticket would be transferred from the scratched horse to the post-time favorite, which ended up being the No. 1, Tsavo, who won the race. That made for two winning tickets on Tsavo, and thus a carryover.

Thursday’s super pick five jackpot begins in the fourth race, a $12,500 conditioned claiming sprint for Louisiana-breds led by Zarby’s Derby Day. The sequence continues in the fifth race with a $20,000 maiden claiming sprint for 2-year-old fillies topped by Bojana.

The sixth race, a $12,500 conditioned claimer at about a mile on turf, has the look of a solid favorite in Street Life Blues. The seventh race, a first-level allowance for fillies and mares bred in Louisiana, could go through the barn of trainer Pat Mouton with his starters, My Darlin’ Daphne and Stevie C, who start for separate interests.

The final leg, the eighth race, is a $5,000 maiden claimer that pits Gray Noble against comebacker Deridder.