How to bet the $15,303 Pick 5 carryover on Mar. 1 at Turf Paradise

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March 1st, 2021

Get ready! The month of March begins with a bang at Turf Paradise, where a $15,303 Pick 5 carryover is up for grabs on Monday.

Unlike many Pick 6 wagers, the Turf Paradise Pick 5 is a traditional bet that disperses its entire pool among winning bettors—no jackpot involved. Thus, constructing a unique winning ticket won’t be necessary to capitalize on the full extent of Monday’s carryover.

The Pick 5 kicks in Race 6, with a scheduled post time of 5:14 p.m. ET. Let’s take a race-by-race look at the sequence, then put together a ticket on a $40 budget:

Race 6: $3,500 Maiden Claiming (6 1/2 furlongs)

In a race without much pace, #1 Merry Marie (2-1) will be tough to beat. She’s got enough tactical speed to stay in touch early on and was beaten just a neck over this track and class level on Feb. 11. She’s a deserving favorite and an appealing single to kick off the Pick 5.

Race 7: $12,500 Allowance Optional Claiming (five furlongs)

There’s an extraordinary amount of speed entered in this five-furlong dash, and determining who will survive the battle for early supremacy is difficult. #9 Toreno (7-2) owns some of the best Brisnet Speed ratings, but he’s hardly a standout in this competitive heat. We’ll hit the “ALL” button and hope a longshot steals the show.

Race 8: $3,500 Claiming (4 1/2 furlongs)

The speedy #9 India Wilkes (7-2) has cracked the trifecta in every race he’s finished. He enters off three straight runner-up efforts against tougher company and should be tough to catch while dropping in class for trainer Martin Valdez-Cabral, who has compiled a solid 5-2-2-0 record this meet. All five of Valdez-Cabral’s starters were coming off races at Zia Park, just like India Wilkes.

Race 9: $6,250 Claiming (one mile)

You can make a case for almost anyone in this competitive two-turn mile, even the double-digit longshots. This is another race where we’ll hit the “ALL” button and cross our fingers for a surprise outcome.

Race 10: $3,500 Starter Allowance (one mile on turf)

Formerly based in Southern California, #2 Call You Tomorrow (3-1) was beaten a neck over this course and class level on Feb. 1, earning a sharp 81 Brisnet Speed rating. The son of Archarcharch brings tactical speed to the mix for ultra-hot jockey/trainer duo Scott Stevens and Don Schnell, stamping Call You Tomorrow as a logical single to end the sequence.

The Ticket

Race 6, 50-cent Pick 5: 1 with ALL with 9 with ALL with 2 ($40)

Good luck!