Contentious trot, early Pick-5 carryover at Cal-Expo

Sacramento, CA — Friday night’s (Dec. 18) program at Cal-Expo will find a $5,500 conditioned trot and an $8,296 carryover in the 20-cent early Pick-5 holding the spotlight. First post for the 12-race Watch and Wager LLC card is 4:50 p.m.

The early Pick-5 is conducted on the first five events of the evening and there will be a $30,000 guaranteed gross pool. The 20-cent early and late Pick-5 and the 20-cent Pick-4 all come with a reduced 16 percent takeout rate.

Free past performances for the Friday program are available at

Looking at Friday’s main event, Mshindi is exiting a fourth-place finish in last week’s Joe Lighthill Trot behind Silverhill Volo, and looms a tough customer with Luke Plano handling the Bruce Nickells color bearer for trainer Tim Clevenger.

Mshindi will leave from the No. 2 slot in the field of seven and will have Teachmehowtotory on his inside, while the outside challengers will be Flameon, Bringthegold, Glenferrie Dreamer, Jesse’s Student and Major Al-Mar.

On Saturday evening (Dec. 19), the Annette Funicello/Glen Holt Final and the Joe Alto Filly and Mare Pace will be the main attractions.

Please note there will be mandatory payouts on all wagers Saturday. The second half of the meet will get underway on Dec. 26.

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