The seventh week of the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation’s Summer Prop Contest features the props of handicapper, figure-maker and pundit Nick Tammaro. A handicapping contest regular, Tammaro has enjoyed much success in live money tournaments and finished second in this year’s Belmont Stakes Betting Challenge. Travers Day at Saratoga is the sole focus for the penultimate week of the TIF Summer Prop Contest.
Below are the props for week seven:
1 – According to the official Equibase chart, what will be the closing odds for the favorite in the Travers at Saratoga?
A - $2.20-1 or less
B - $2.25-1 or more
2 – HEAD TO HEAD: Which Chad Brown runner will have the better finishing position?
A – #3 Highest Honors
B – #9 Looking At Bikinis
3 – Which number will be greater?
A – Total beaten lengths by the last place finisher in the Travers
B – Total runs, hits and errors in Saturday’s Los Angeles Angels / Houston Astros game?
4 – How old will the 2019 Travers winning trainer be at the time of the win?
A – In his 60s (#2 Code Of Honor, #6 Tacitus, #7 Mucho Gusto)
B – Any other age
5 – Will the winner of the Travers by owned by its breeder?
A – Yes (#2 Code Of Honor, #3 Highest Honors, #6 Tacitus, #11 Endorsed)
B – No (All other horses)
6 – According to the official Equibase chart, what will be the final time of the Travers?
A – 2:00.99 or faster
B – 2:01.00 or slower
7 – HEAD TO HEAD: Which horse will have the better finishing position in the Personal Ensign (Race 9)?
A - #1 Midnight Bisou
B - #4 Elate
8 – According to the official Equibase chart, which seven-furlong race will have the faster finishing time?
A – Race 5 – The Forego
B – Race 7 – The H Allen Jerkens
9 – Which $2 win payoff will be higher?
A – Race 6 – The Ballerina
B – Race 10 – The Sword Dancer
10 – How many Chad Brown trainees will finish in the trifecta of the Ballston Spa (Race 8)?
A – Over 1.5
B – Under 1.5
11 – How many wins will Jose Ortiz have on the Travers Day card at Saratoga?
A – Over 3.5
B – Under 3.5
12 – The $0.50 return on the Early Pick 5 at Saratoga (Races 1-5) on Saturday will be…
A - $1,499 or less
B - $1,500 or more
TIEBREAKER: What will be the $2 exacta return in the Travers?
TIF Summer Prop Contest
Updated Standings Through Week 6 (29 points and higher)
Rick Hammerle (38)
Jeffrey Amster (37)
Michelle Yu Hanson (36)
Larry Kerr (35)
Matt Miller (34)
Charles Bedard (33)
Robert Carniol (32)
Craig Brogden (31)
Rory Arnold (30)
Maxine Anderson (29)
Matthew A Shifman
Todd Van Drie