$1 Million Delta Jackpot Features Intriguing Betting Angles

$1 Million Delta Jackpot Features Intriguing Betting Angles

Category : News - Fri 21/11/2014 - 11:55 EST

The $ 1 million Delta Downs Jackpot November 22 looks almost as enticing from a betting standpoint as the fattened purse must appear to owners and trainers. Well, almost.

With a field of ten set to the mile and one sixteenth distance around the bullring style track, Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas will saddle the 5/2 morning line favorite in Mr. Z who ran a respectable fifth last out in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile.  Since breaking his maiden in June, Mr. Z has run in five consecutive graded stakes races without a victory, but did run second in the Breeders’ Cup Futurity, the Saratoga Special, and the Sanford – grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3 races respectively.    In his three route races, Mr. Z has never finished closer than six and a quarter lengths.  Bettors will likely take a cautious approach to Mr. Z, who has had a tiring two year-old campaign shipping from Kentucky to California to Louisiana in the last month.

No chinks in Golden Actor's armor 

Golden Actor (7/2) enters the race off an impressive stakes score at Delta Downs October 25 giving him a decided home field advantage over most of his primary Jackpot rivals.  The well-bred son of two-time Horse of the Year Curlin has won two of three career starts, with the lone blemish coming in his debut after a slow break and wide trip left him just three quarters of a length short after a furious stretch rally. 

Ocho tries dos turns 

California shipper Ocho Ocho Ocho (6/1) is two for two on the west coast including his victory last out in the Juvenile Turf Sprint.  Ocho Ocho Ocho has not raced beyond six furlongs, but is bred to handle the distance as a son of 2007 Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense out of a Horse Chestnut mare.  

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