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2012 Jessamine Results: Moonwalk scores the upset

A run of $10+ winners, along with a bomb in the Jessamine, keys a huge payouts in Thursday's $0.50 Pick 5 pool at Keeneland.

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The Daily Racing Forms Marty McGee tweeted this little nugget regarding Thursday's massive Pick 5 payout at Keeneland:

That's some serious bankroll for a Pick 5.


It was a day of big prices at Keeneland on Thursday afternoon, the biggest coming from 36/1 long shot Moonwalk in the Grade 3 Jessamine in the feature race. The $74.00 winner keyed a $0.50 Pick 5 sequence that paid a Island Paradise vacation inducing $266,430.20 to a single winning ticket. The consolation paid a very healthy $562.25.

The big Pick 5 sequence began with 4-Positive Side (10/1) getting up late at the wire to beat Tetradrachm in the fifth race, an N1X event on the grass. The second leg saw another $20+ winner, with first time starter 6-Cor Cor (9/1) taking a field of juvenile fillies gate-to-wire at six furlongs on the main track. Another gate-to-wire winner in the third leg from 12-Scatman (3/1) keyed a $1,209.80 $2 Pick 3 and set things up for a big finish to the day.

4-Moonwalk (36/1), a third place finisher at Kentucky Down in her last start, stalked the early pace of 3-Sunset Time and then was part of a six filly mad dash to the finish that saw her edge 50Kitten's Point by a nose at the wire.

The sequence came to a close in the ninth race with 7-Cataract Canyon (7/1) nipping first time started 5-Glamour Puss by a nose at the wire.

Keeneland Results Charts - Wednesday, October 11th, 2012

Race Winner Odds $2 Win
5 4-Positive Side 10.20 $22.40
6 6-Cor Cor 9.40 $20.80
7 12-Scatman 3.10 $8.20
8 4-Moonwalk 36.00 $74.00
9 7-Cataract Canyon 7.50 $17.00