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Upset leads to huge Jackpot Hi-5 payout

02:48 AM 13 Mar 2017 NZDT
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Jackpot Hi-5
Jackpot Hi-5

TORONTO, March 12 - Machal Jordan and harness racing driver Roger Mayotte pulled off a 20/1 upset to win a thrilling Jackpot Hi-5 mandatory payout race Saturday night at Woodbine Racetrack.

A field of 12 older pacers battled in a $25,000 overnight event with horseplayers from all over taking a crack at scoring a piece of the massive Jackpot Hi-5 pool.

Horseplayers wagered $1,406,112 of new money into the Jackpot Hi-5 pool, which was then combined with the carryover amount of $578,231 to make up the total pool for the mandatory payout.

Machal Jordan capitalized off a perfect second-over steer from Mayotte to win in 1:52.3 at 20-1. A wild finish saw the top-five finishers only separated by three-quarters of a length.

Erle Dale N, the 8/5 favourite, finished eighth, which combined with longshots mixed throughout the top-five finishers led to a massive payoff of $38,179.28 for a $0.20 winning ticket. The $1 winning ticket returned $190,896.40.

Here are the top five finishers from Saturday's Jackpot Hi-5 race.

1st: #1 Machal Jordan (Roger Mayotte) - 20/1

2nd: #6 Dialamara (James MacDonald) - 4/1

3rd: #7 Half A Billion (Jody Jamieson) - 22/1

4th: #2 Casimir Overdrive (Jonathan Drury) - 18/1

5th: #4 Single White Sock (Sylvain Filion) - 18/1

The Jackpot Hi-5 wager requires horseplayers to correctly select the top-five finishers in order. The minimum wager is $0.20 and the takeout is 15 per cent.

Live racing resumes Monday evening at Woodbine Racetrack. Post time is 7:30 p.m.

 

Mark McKelvie
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