Woodbine Winners is an inside have a look at how horseplayers and bettors – from novices to execs – strike gold when taking part in the races at Woodbine. As a part of the continued Woodbine Winners collection, we will present you tickets that lead to life-changing scores, get insights into how the bets have been made and be taught extra concerning the individuals who hit these successful tickets.
The Tremendous Hi-5 wager is a really robust guess to hit, and requires the whole bundle with regards to betting on horse racing: astute handicapping, ability in establishing a ticket, and, after all, luck.
To win the guess, you need to choose the highest 5 finishers in a race. The Tremendous Hi-5 shouldn’t be a guess that’s supplied in each race; it’s often reserved for races with giant fields and is commonly a characteristic wager on the final race of a day’s card.
Such was the case at Woodbine in race 10 on Saturday, Aug. 6, when 12 fillies and mares who had but to win a race squared off in a seven-furlong race on turf.
Including intrigue to Woodbine’s Tremendous Hi-5 – referred to as the Jackpot Hi-5 – is that the total pool is paid out provided that there’s one successful ticket. If there isn’t a single winner, the vast majority of the wagering pool is carried over into the subsequent race the place the guess is obtainable. On Aug. 6, the Jackpot Hi-5 featured a carryover of greater than $93,400 from Aug. 5 heading into the day’s wagering. Woodbine is famend for his or her fan- and horseplayer-friendly low minimums, and their Jackpot Decide-5 guess will be performed for less than 20 cents, with a 15% takeout.
This present day, a single bettor put $80 complete right into a ticket and made a daring resolution up entrance: utilizing one horse – and a longshot at that – as the highest choice. The bettor used the identical 5 horses within the runner-up and third-place slots after which added two extra for fourth and fifth.
The 20-cent base ticket was constructed as follows (use ABR’s helpful playing calculator as a information): 1/5,6,7,12,13/5,6,7,12,13/2,5,6,7,10,12,13/2,5,6,7,10,12,13
Retail Therapist, the filly used on the high of the Jackpot Hi-5 ticket, had made 5 prior begins to Saturday’s race along with her finest end coming in her second begin again in November 2021, when she checked in fourth. In her two most up-to-date begins, one on Woodbine’s artificial Tapeta monitor and one on turf, she completed a mixed 30 ½ lengths out of first.
That previous efficiency line made the Vacationer filly a 26.30-1 longshot when she exited the gate from the within place Saturday, however she didn’t run prefer it, and maybe including blinkers helped her enhance. After saving floor beneath jockey Keveh Nicholls, Retail Therapist swung out on the far flip and spurted to the lead in early stretch, rolling to a two-length win. Kimono Kate was second because the 3-1 favourite, and the subsequent three finishers carried odds of 8.50-1, 10.60-1, and three.40-1.
Placing a longshot on high made all of the distinction on this Jackpot Hi-5 ticket, and the bettor was rewarded with all the pool merging the carryover and Saturday’s added cash: $134,439.74.