HorseRacingFLA's recommended bets on Saturday's $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (Grade 1) produced a profit of 31.5 percent, due mainly to our hitting the exacta.
Meanwhile our editor Jim Freer, handicapper Bob Bauer and business manager/photographer Barry Unterbrink all correctly picked City of Light to win the Pegasus at 1 1/8 miles on dirt at Gulfstream Park.
We recommended a total of $48 in bets. Those bets produced a payout of $63.10--for a $15.10 profit that translates to a 31.5 percent return on investment.
We had $5 to Win and $5 to Show on City of Light. who paid $5.80 to Win and $3.00 to show on $2 bets. Our two $5 bets generated a return of $22.00.
City of Light, at 9-5, finished 5 3/4 lengths ahead of runner-up Seeking the Soul, who went off at 34-1 odds.
Our wagers included a $1 exacta box on City of Light (3). Seeking the Soul (4). Accelerate (5) and Gunnevera (8).
The City of Light-Seeking the Soul exacta paid $41.10 for the $1 bet.
We also had an exacta part-wheel and two trifecta bets that did not win. We lost on those bets because we did not have Seeking the Soul in the second spot.
We will continue with our recommended bets on major races this coming Saturday, Feb. 2, with the Holy Bull (Grade 2) at Gulfsteam. It is 1 1/16 miles on dirt for 3-year-olds and is points scoring race for qualifying for the Kentucky Derby, to be run May 4 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.