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Carryovers Create Spike In Wednesday Balmoral Handle

Published: December 19, 2013 4:19 pm ET

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A pair of carryover pools and a low 15 per cent take-out on the $1 Pick 4 wager at Balmoral Park created a nice spike in handle on Wednesday, December 18 at Balmoral Park.

The total handle for the 10-race card was $841,102, up more than $115,000 from the two previous Wednesday programs at the Crete oval. The final pool on the $1 Pick 4 was a whopping $135,375, while the 10-cent Hi-Five wager generated more than $53,000 in money through the windows.

Below is a breakdown of the Pick 4 and the advantage that players throughout the country were more than happy to take advantage of.

PICK FOUR SYNOPSIS

NEW MONEY
$107,138

CARRYOVER
$28,237

FINAL POOL
$135,375

15% TAKEOUT

WEDNESDAY
$16,070

NET POOL
$119,305

MINUS NEW MONEY
$107,138

EQUALS SURPLUS
$12,167

In other words, after all Wednesday Pick 4 bets were made, the new money of $107,138 was playing for $119,305.

PLAYER ADVANTAGE
11.3 PER CENT

ONE DOLLAR PAYOUT
$496.50

WIN PRICES
$6.00
$4.60
$10.40
$9.20

$2 PARLAY
$330.10

$1 PARLAY
$165.05 (less than one third of the $1 Pick 4 payout)

Horseplayers: Know the game! Understand the incredible opportunities in racing that mathematics creates.

(Balmoral)


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