Couldn't pass the race so bet a $20 exacta box with Justify and Hofburg. Payoff was only $180-200; not a great bet.
However, I covered my exacta bet by betting the $1trifecta with Justify and Hofburg coming first and third with all in the second slot for $16. Total bet was $56,
Jose Ortiz showed why he is the best by saving ground all the way after a slow start to get Gronkowski into second at 24-1.
Payoff was $229 for the $1tri. Better than my exactas. Sometimes you do get lucky!