Sacramento, CA — Allmyx’sliventexas, who has rattled off three straight impressive victories to kick off this meet, looks to keep the streak going as the heavy favorite in Saturday night’s (Dec. 6) $10,000 Dave Goldschmidt Free-for-All Pace.
The Goldschmidt will go as the sixth event on a 12-race card presented by Watch and Wager LLC and things get underway at 6:10 p.m.
Allmyx’sliventexas is a 6-year-old son of Hi Ho Silverheel’s out of the Distinguishedbaron mare Annie Get Your Gun who is owned and was bred by Wayne and Rod Knittel, takes his lessons from Bob Johnson and will once again have Mooney Svendsen.
The hard-hitting bay performer has reached the $200,000 mark in career earnings and recorded his lifetime mark of 1:50 last season over the seven-eighths Hoosier Park oval.
After leaving the assigned No. 10 post in last week’s Open Pace, Allmyx’sliventexas will do his work from the No. 4 slot in the field of six.
Sent off the 1-2 choice last week despite the handicap, Svendsen took an early tuck with the Knittel colorbearer before brushing to command before the half over the sloppy going. The issue was never in doubt thereafter, as Allmyx’sliventexas came home with two and three-quarter lengths to spare.
Bestinthebusiness was runner-up in that affair and will leave from just inside his main rival on Saturday. The son of Another Mile carries the banner of Brett Boyd Racing Inc. with Edward Hernandez the conditioner and Braxton Boyd returning in the sulky.
Completing the Goldschmidt field, from the rail out: Almost Cut My Hair with Luke Plano at the controls; Bettor in the Bank, James Kennedy; King of the Crop, to be handled by Steve Wiseman; and Part Time, who leaves from the outside with Dean Magee guiding.
Low takeout wagers offer true value
There are two reduced-takeout wagers offered here each night – the 20-cent Pick 5 and 20-cent Pick 4 – and you need only look back to last Saturday night’s program to see the added value.
The Pick 5 is offered on the first five races and despite the streaking Allymx’sliventexas coming through as the 1-2 choice in the Open Pace, the sequence returned $970 for each 20-cent investment.
Sandwiching Allymx’sliventexas were the early daily double of Mystic Wonder ($13.80) and Windsun Galaxie ($19.60), followed in the fourth race by Lickcreek Speedway ($5.40) and Vicious Alocious ($13).
As far as last Saturday’s Pick 4 was concerned, the fireworks came early when That’s How It Goes upset the Funicello/Holt Final at 20-1 with James Kennedy doing the honors for owner/trainer Richard Schneider over the sloppy track.
Things settled down in the final three legs with 2-1 Al’s Brief capturing the Alan Horowitz elimination; Cenelta Dragon clicking as the 6-5 favorite and Beamer N Bud rounded out the sequence with an $8.60 payoff.
When the smoke cleared, each 20-cent ticket returned $593 to the correct prognosticators.
Be sure to check out Saturday’s 20-cent Pick 5, which kicks off the card, and the 20-cent Pick 4, the latter being offered with a $30,000-guaranteed gross pool.