Tourney Talk- Winning Ugly

Ask me if I feel guilty about winning my way into October’s Keeneland Challenge yesterday on DRF.  Go ahead.  Ask me.  The answer is….sort of.  For starters, I won the seat via the tie-breaker, as the man with whom I tied picked one fewer winner than I did in amassing the exact same score as me.  So I won the seat. Additionally, my score for the 10-race contest was really, really average.  $44.30.  That’s usually not enough to crack the top 20%.  But yesterday, it was good for the win (tie).

I meant, I DID collect points in four of the 10 races, with three winners.  And it’s not as if it was raining long shots.  So I won fair and square. It just wasn’t exactly a tour de force of handicapping prowess.

Normally, I don’t try to qualify for tournaments that you can buy your way into.  But I decided to play in this event and won a seat.  Ironically, this is only the second time I have ever won my way into an event, and the first time was this exact same contest last year.  The weekend in question features two Keeneland contests, and I’ll likely buy my way into the other Keeneland event.

I’ll be out in Del Mar for their two-day contest at the end of this month.  Hope to see some of you out there.

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