Getting the week rolling with Evangeline Double Bonus
Every day of the Evangeline meet (Wednesday-Saturday through September 2), TwinSpires players can opt in and be eligible for a 15% bonus (up to $500 daily) on the gross winnings of all successful Double bets, the minimum of which is $1 for each combination.
Here's a Double I'm looking at for Wednesday night's card:
Race 7 is technically an open, entry-level allowance, but all horses in the main body of the field are Louisiana-breds. Classy Bird (#5, 3-1) and Bluegrass Punch (#7, 5-1) both exit strong showings in higher-class allowances, while North Hullen (#4, 8-1) is a two-time winner over the track and distance and has the tactical foot to keep the speedy three-year-old True Emperor (#6) potentially honest. I'm also leaning against Hunker Down (#9), who seems more effective around one turn.
In Race 8, Brute Strength (#4, 2-1) looks tough coming off a narrow loss versus similar, but I'm also using Dixieland Native (#6, 5-1). He graduated and was stakes-placed here last summer, and also figures to have pace to chase in this comeback effort.
Remember that even if your Double(s) don't come in, you can still earn 30X points every Wednesday when you wager $10 or more on any race at Evangeline Downs and fail to cash a ticket.