East Rutherford, NJ — Favorites failed in every leg of the 50-cent Pick-5 at the Meadowlands Saturday (June 8) night, and that suited two shrewd handicappers – one wagering into the Elite Turf Club hub and the other in the Catskills – just fine.
With a carryover of $30,928 serving as the catalyst for $177,835 in new money wagered, there was quite a bit of buzz for Pick-5 players, who, as it turned out, were vying for a total pool in excess of $200,000.
The key to the sequence turned out to be the fourth race, when, after winners scored at odds of 5-1, 8-1 and 18-1, there were no doubt many tickets that singled 1-5 favorite Pauly Wally. But after he went a tough trip behind dull cover and failed as 5-1 chance Democracy N scored, giant payoffs popped up when the Pick-5 will pays were shown.
fter Foxland and driver Victor Kirby emerged victorious in the fifth race, the two lucky players that held tickets with the combination of 5-2-6-2-6 cashed in for $72,149.45. Kirby ended up playing a huge role in the wager, guiding the winners of the first and fifth races, and, in addition, also having driven Pauly Wally.