20-cent Jackpot Super High Five hit for $9,674.96
by Justin Horowitz, Meadowlands racing media
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (December 16, 2016) – A 95-1 shocker in the fifth race proved too difficult to conquer for the handicappers leading to a $25,874.24 carryover in the Pick Five heading into next Thursday’s program. This is the first Pick Five carryover at the Meadowlands since March 25, 2016. On that night, a carryover of more than $31,000 helped create a total pool of $151,096.
The Pick Five covers the first five races on the program. First race post time is 7:15 p.m.
Mister Truth, driven by Jim Marohn, Jr. from post 10, just got up in the final strides to win a photo finish and trigger the massive payoffs. Mister Truth returned $198.40 for a $2 win wager, and 49-1 outsider Dancin Hill finished second to combine for a $2 exacta worth $2,768.20.
While the Pick Five was too tough to figure, one lucky handicapper who wagered through Western OTB in New York was able to take down the Jackpot Super High Five, good for a $9,674.96 return for a 20-cent wager. The winning combination was 95-1 Mister Truth, 49-1 Dancin Hill, 4-1 Starlite Kid, 23-1 Something For Doc, and 28-1 Rockaholic. Blatantly Best, the prohibitive 3-5 favorite, checked in eighth.
This is the fourth time in the last five weeks that one of two Jackpot Super High Five wagers was hit at the Meadowlands.
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