Sunday, May 08, 2005Longshot Comes Through
An underdog's dream. Two longshots fighting for supremacy and Nick Zito isn't involved. Giacomo (50-1) edged Closing Argument (72-1) in the 131st Kentucky Derby edging my pick and sentimental favorite Afleet Alex. Giacomo won for the honor of his papa, Holy Bull, who was the favorite in 1994 but lost to Go for Gin.
High Limit edged out Bandini for 20th place. Nick Zito was an impressive 0-for-5 and his top horse, Bellamy Road, gave owner George Steinbrenner more reason to fire Brian Cashman after a seventh-place finish.
An exacta of Giacomo and Closing Argument paid a whopping $9,814.80. Not bad for a $2 investment. Lucky enough to get all three? A cool $134,133.80.
Long-shot Giacomo Hits the Jackpot [Courier-Journal]
Prophetic Smith Finds Redemption [C-J]
Ain't Nick: Zito Goes 0-for-5 [Sun-Times]
No Return, No Exchange on Steinbrenner's Gift Horse [NYT]
Picking Giacomo Was Right on the Money [Journal-Register]
Suffolk Ticket Hits 1.7 Million Superfecta [Boston Herald]