Week Two of the new Pick-10 Survivor wager at the Meadowlands picked up steam as the pool size increased to $16,188, up nearly 40 percent from its debut.
While 33 tickets shared in the bounty last week, one single survivor took down the entire pool (minus 15 percent takeout) on Saturday (Nov. 11) for a $13,751.26 score on the 20-cent winning combination. The ticket was purchased through Twinspires.com.
Unlike last week when a longshot eliminated 93 percent of the tickets after Race 1, odds-on favorites scored in the first two races of the evening. Favorites were defeated in the next three races, leaving just 44 tickets alive heading into Race 6.
The 3-5 favorite Express Stride scored in the sixth race, but only 13 tickets were still alive at that point.
Race 7 served as the Saturday night feature. Some Attitude, a 3-year-old taking on older competitors, turned in the race of his life with a front-end score in 1:50.1 on a 32-degree evening. The win was his fifth in seven starts since moving to trainer Jackie Greene. The 7-2 wagering choice was one of three wins on the evening for Marcus Miller, but more importantly, only one live ticket in the Pick-10 Survivor used Some Attitude, leading to the five-figure score.
Earlier in the night, highly-touted freshman pacer American History blasted a field of non-winners of two in 1:52.3 to maintain his undefeated record in three starts. The American Ideal colt, trained by Tony Alagna and owned by Brittany Farms, Marvin Katz, and American History Racing, will head to the Governor’s Cup eliminations scheduled for next Saturday at the Meadowlands.
His stablemate and Breeders Crown champion Stay Hungry also tuned up for the Governor’s Cup eliminations by winning a Big M qualifier on Saturday in 1:53/:26.3.
Total handle on the 12-race card was $2,009,394.
Live racing resumes next Saturday with a 7:15 p.m. post time.
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