Friday: Lost $30.50 when Doris Johnson finished second in third race.
Today: CINCO DE MARIO (fourth race) is the rare State Fair starter with a prior win over the Cal Expo track. Once classy, this 6-year-old gelding was named in honor of jockey Mario Gutierrez, who won the 2012 Kentucky Derby aboard I’ll Have Another on Cinco de Mayo (May 5, 2012).
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The bet: $15 win/place on Cinco de Mario; $5 exacta box Cinco de Mario, Colorado Strong and Sir Vronski.
Note to Steve: Bring on the mules!
Friday: Lost $30 when Temptable finished fourth in the seventh race.
Today: COLORADO STRONG (fourth race) is a speedy sort is a race devoid of early speed.
The bet: $30 win Colorado Strong; $4 exactas Colorado Strong over Valentino Bill, Sourdough Sam and Cinco de Mario.
Note to Debbie: Wire to wire, baby.