Z Humor and Turf War hit the wire together in a dead heat in a thrilling edition of the Delta Jackpot at Delta Towns on Friday night, helping to bring home another small pick 4 win for $63.80. The colt has raced against War Pass, Pyro, and Kodiak Kowboy in previous attempts and I thought would have an easier time with this field. Perhaps the excitement of Friday night under the lights got to him a bit, but he nevertheless came home with enough to score.
Melancon, the jockey aboard #2 Golden Yank (who happened to also be covered on our ticket) lodged an unsuccessful objection at the conclusion of the race saying that the top two finishers had interfered with him in the stretch. From what I saw, it did look like Turf War came in a bit on him and may have caused him a step or two. Admittedly I was watching via the grainy track feed provided by ebetusa.com.
- In race 5, the favorite Cool Wind finished on top with our value play #6 Game for More in 2nd.
- In race 6, our second selection #8 By the Light triumphed paying $6.20 to win
- In race 7, we got the expected two-horse race between Jonesboro and Thunder Mission, finishing in that exact order.
- Z Humor brought the ticket home in the last leg paying $3.20 and splitting the dead heat with Turf War who went off at odds of 33/1.
This marks back to back days we’ve been able to cash on pedestrian pick 4 tickets. We’ll be back with more selections later in the weekend.