The 86th Academy Awards will be held this Sunday and Kevin Gorg, a film authority with an at-the-theater movie viewing average of 1.65 per week, shares his Best Picture odds again this year.
The general consensus and favorite on the European sports books is 12 Years A Slave. Gorg agrees and makes it his 3/5 choice.
American Hustle, arguably the best looking movie of 2013, is 7/2 on the Gorg line. The film had early steam but has since cooled and evidently is not taking much play in the British books as it lays dead on the board at 12-1. There are worse 12-1s every day. Gorg may have this one pegged.
The Wolf of Wall Street, with its 500+ f-bombs, 6-1 and Nebraska 10-1.
Gravity, a fairy innocuous offering that may be the easy out for many Academy voters, has a very good chance for top honors in the eyes of most odds makers, who have it in the range of 3.5 to 4-1.
Not Gorg. Gravity 15-1.
“I thought it could have been better,” Gorg says. “Shouldn’t win, just an okay movie.”
Captain Phillips 20-1
Dallas Buyers Club 50-1
Best of luck with your Oscar selections. Put an office pool together and enjoy the evening.
HPWS Super Satellites Begin this Week
Your chance to qualify for the 2015 Horse Player World Series begins Thursday with Super Satellite contests. Over the past year five Canterbury players won their way into the 2014 HPWS and will be competing in one month at the Orleans Casino Hotel in Las Vegas for a share of $700,000.
If you win one of the weekly super satellites you earn an entry in the April 12 Satellite which awards at least one HPWS berth including accommodations and airfare. The $10-entry-fee supers are held weekly, Thursday through Saturday.
If you plan to play in the R2K this Saturday, you will have already ‘capped Aqueduct so you may as well take a shot at the $10 contest.
Road to Kentucky Week 4 Recap
The unofficial results of week 4 have been tabulated and can be found HERE.
A total of 4,027 points were available from the 12 Gulfstream races plus the Risen Star at Fair Grounds.
Timothy Keating finished first with 2243 points, beating Merci Loeks by 3.
Solid effort on a tricky day.
This Saturday is Aqueduct with the double point Gotham plus the Battaglia from Turfway Park. Arrive early and go deep!