Hollywood Dayton guarantees Friday Pick-5 at $20k

Dayton, OH — Buoyed by a $10,212 carryover, Hollywood Dayton management has announced a $20,000 guaranteed gross pool on its 50-cent Pick-5 wager for Friday (Nov. 19), offered in conjunction with the USTA’s Strategic Wagering platform.

The exotic bet begins on the fifth race each program, with approximate post time of 5:34 p.m. First race post time on Fridays is 4 p.m.

The Pick-5 went unsolved on Thursday when a trio of single-digit payout winners combined with a pair of long shots during the sequence to stump the day’s players. The winning Pick-5 horses, in order, were: Crazy Bad K (Tyler Smith, $8.20), Dlitefulacquistion (Brett Miller, $49.80), Mildrix (Josh Sutton, $3.20), Champion Rock (Jeremy Smith, $31.00) and Jailhouse Sam (Sandy Beatty, $6.40).

Friday’s Pick-5 kicks off with a $16,500 condition race for a sextet of pacing mares. Mo Mo (Chris Page), Voluptuous (Jeremy Smith) and American Empress N (Tony Hall) have been installed as the morning line favorites. Next up will be an $18,500 condition race for a field of eight distaff pacers. Disararonno Hill (Brett Miller), McMarkle Sparkle (Page) and Slymar’s Dragon (Shawn Barker II) got the opening nod from Hollywood Dayton’s oddsmaker. A full field of non-winners of two races pacers will contest the middle leg of the Pick-5. Forever Roxanne (Tyler Smith), Rose Run Warner (Josh Sutton) and Island By The Beach (Tony Hall) will be listed as favorites at the opening betting bell.

A second division of the $16,500 condition race for mares will be offered up in the fourth leg, with Stay Gold (Jeremy Smith), Anthem (Sutton) and Liberty Rose N (Trevor Smith) chosen as the morning line favorites. An $18,000 conditioned claiming event for horses that have not won 10 races to be claimed for $30,000 will complete the Pick 5 offering. Social Theories (Adam Short) will seek his fifth straight victory from a second tier start in the Pick-5 nightcap; others who will likely get significant play are Mingo Joel (Tyler Smith) and Vel Charlie (Page).

The Thursday feature race was a $24,000 Open Handicap Trot, captured by Mission Accepted (Page) in 1:53 over I Know My Chip (Tyler Smith) and Whata Swan (Trace Tetrick). The winner, trained by Ron Burke, now sports 16 wins in 28 tries this season. With 36 triumphs in 92 starts, the 6-year-old son of Manofmanymissions has a career bankroll that has swelled to $1,161,382.

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