I think I very much played the fish out of water today. No winners on top and just two winners as my second choices.
Todd Pletcher did have an impact today but he had one winner whereas I was backing him to get two or three. At any rate Paracaidas made a nice return to the races in the third. He was widely rumored to be a good thing last year but came up just short in his Saratoga debut. This was the first time he was seen back in action and he won in very determined fashion. I was able to catch the exacta in the third and although it only paid $24 that makes it my highest return of the meet.
Cocoa Beach looked like the best horse on paper in the De la Rose but people were more than willing to opposed her. I myself went for McPeek's Teamgeist over the Godolphin horse but Cocoa Beach showed a bit of her old class to carry the day. Make no mistake she was not the Cocoa Beach of old in this effort but she was good enough to grind out a win.