Saturday afternoon, in the second week of its existence, the New York Racing Association’s guaranteed $250,000 late Pick 4 proved a big hit with Aqueduct Racetrack’s customers.
Total handle on the pool was $376,790, up from the $339,363 that was put in when the pool debuted on February 14.
The late $2 Pick 4 returned $1,629 on a day where favorites won the first six races. Favored Missy Loves Mambo ($5.50) started off the late Pick 4 in race 6, and then Doc Can Do ($4.90) broke the favorites’ run in the seventh, followed by longshots A Zero Tap ($11.40) in the eighth and Time Study ($14.60) in the finale.
Although NYRA offers daily Pick 4s on races 2-5 and 6-9 on a nine-race live card, the $250,000 guarantee applies only to the late Pick 4 on Saturdays.
The late Pick 4 is a $1 minimum wager in which the bettor must correctly pick the winners of the last four races on the day’s card.