The will pays for the late Pick 4 and Pick 5 were obviously low on opening day. The explanation provided by Santa Anita was the tote system displayed will pays based on each horse actually becoming the post time favorite due to a late scratch. This would be the first time I have seen such will pays posted. It certainly puts hedge bettors at a disadvantage as how can they buy insurance if they don’t know what their longer priced returns are? I guess the explanation has to be accepted at face value, however I do not see the irregularity with the will pays that most people do. I think it is far more plausible that someone pounded a $500 Pick 4 and a $300 Pick 5 singling one of the winners and knocked the pools out of whack.

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