The Jackpot High 5 has reached an all-time at Northlands Park, with a carryover of $47,140 up for grabs. Unfortunately, there are two scratches and we are down to a field of seven. The morning line choice #2 Tricky Lass is a big scratch for many tickets – also scratch #9 Thunder Citation.
There are two ways to go about playing the Jackpot High 5 when there are just seven horses in the race – either try and sweep the pool with long shots, or try to grab a piece of the payout with the favorites.
If you are going the favorite route, the race starts with #1 Rosila and #4 Reining Beauty. They both come in off of flashy wins, and stepping up to the next logical level. Walcott did ride both of them to victory, and ends up sticking with ‘Beauty for this one – so that may say a lot. She has good speed away from the gate, and could be long gone with the right fractions in front of her. Rosila will likely be the closest pursuer, and they could just run 1 – 2 the whole way around.
If you’re looking for a bomber to try to get home and scoop the pool, maybe J P Barley is worth a look. She wasn’t a bad 3rd in her season debut when she made up ground to be third, and can improve now with a race under her belt. Jennifer Reid was aboard for that one, and keeps the call today. She will be hoping that the top two choices hook up early to enhance her chances.
Sunalta won last time out, and is only barely still eligible for this condition – but there is certainly no chance that she will be the generous 48-1 she paid in her latest. She will be trying to move with ‘Barley in the stretch.
The Jackpot High 5 has a .20 cent base, and is rather affordable at that. If you can narrow it down to a couple horses on top, you are still able to have plenty of coverage underneath.
Let’s try those two wagers, the favorite one first.
$.20 cent Jackpot High 5 – 1 , 4 with 1 , 4 , 5 , 8 with 1 , 4 , 5 , 8 with 1 , 4 , 5 , 8 with 3,6,7 – Cost: $7.20
Jackpot ticket – 5 with 1 , 3 , 4 , 6 , 7 , 8 with 1 , 4 , 8 with 1 , 4 , 8 with 1 , 3 , 4 , 6 , 7 , 8 – Cost: $14.40
The Jackpot High 5 goes in the last race every day, and tonight it will be Race 7 at 9:26 pm MST.