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Jackpot Hi-5 Preview: Monday, March 2

March 2, 2015

​TORONTO, March 2 – The Standardbred Jackpot Hi-5 carryover continues to grow and currently sits at $454,703.71 heading into Monday night’s card.

The Jackpot Hi-5 wager is offered on the final race every evening and requires the bettor to select the top five finishers in order. 

If there are multiple winning tickets, 50% of that evening’s pool is carried over to the following card. If there is only one winning ticket, that bettor takes home the entire ‘Jackpot’.

Here is a preview of Monday’s Jackpot Hi-5 (Race 10) by Mark McKelvie.

Race Number: 10

Gait: Pace

Conditions: Non-Winners of $2,000 Last 5 Starts or Non-Winners of $6,600 Last 10 Starts.

Field Size: 10

Tonight’s Jackpot Hi-5 looks like another competitive affair, but I’m not sold on many horses in this race, making it a tough ticket to put together.

Usually you need to try and narrow down your ticket, but tonight I really can only come up with a handful I think will challenge for a pay day.

This race features a group of horses that have not seen the winner’s circle in quite some time. I think you have to put confidence in the horses that scored at least a couple victories last year, which isn’t many.

Here are my top contenders in tonight’s race.

#4 FUTURE MILLION (9/2) – Had a rough trip in the lane last week and finished seventh, but beat only 3 ¼ lengths. Tonight he gets a new driver in Doug McNair and I’m confident he will put this eight-year-old in play.

#7 GLAMMIT (6/1) – Drops yet another class and you would think this has to be his spot to possibly win or at least earn a cheque. He has been finishing up his miles pretty well and I think tonight he has a big chance to get it done.

I like those two horses as my top contender, but I wouldn’t consider either to be a sure thing. I think any one of these three horses could score a victory.

#1 BURNING SHORE (5/1) – Was first up last week, but held on to earn a cheque. He has shown some good speed in his third-quarters over the last several weeks.

#3 SAVANNAH SPLENDOR (7/2) – Gets post relief tonight and should be a threat. He has turned in a couple good efforts in five starts this year. He won two of seven starts last season.

#9 ARI ALLSTAR (4/1) – Couldn’t go all the way last week when cutting the mile as the favourite, but he has to be considered again tonight. He finished a good second two back and with post nine I will look for another strong closing finish tonight.

I think those five horses are your top contenders and are the only ones that stood out on the page to me. However, these horses don’t win often which means anything could happen in this race tonight.

Here is my upset horse in tonight’s Jackpot Hi-5.

#8 SCREEN THE CALL (8/1) – Struggled in his most recent start at Flamboro and now moves over to the big track. He has shown some speed in the past and might enjoy getting back on this surface. He comes from a good stable and has Simon Allard in the bike. Allard pulled off a 30-1 upset in Saturday’s Jackpot Hi-5 race.

Good luck with how you map out your Jackpot Hi-5 ticket.

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