Perfect Sweep


From The Daily Racing Form – Thursday, April 4, 2002

Friday, March 29, 2002

Track handicapper Les Onaka pitched a perfect game by selecting the winners of nine straight races as the quest analyst on TVG on Friday night. The ninth and final race was decided by the tightest of photos with Onaka’s selection – A Big Shot Of Brandy beating TST Mr Linster by an eyelash to give the handicapper the perfect night.

“Where’s the Gatorade?” Onaka wondered, referring to the traditional bath NFL head coaches get after winning the Super Bowl. “I didn’t think I had won it.”

In fact TVG host Dave Weaver had more faith in Onaka’s selection than the handicapper himself. Weaver immediately acknowledged A Big Shot Of Brandy as the winner despite the race being one of the tightest of the meet. Fans can currently download Onaka’s Los Alamitos Handicapping Report for free at

Friday’s program was also a perfect night of favorites at Los Alamitos, as the “chalk” won each of the night races. The winners were: Lucks Flying High ($3.40), Concorde CS ($5.00), Pure D Cool ($4.60), Vising ($2.80), Separate lanes ($4.80), KG Jim Dandy ($4.60), Ryans Ridge ($5.20), Texas Classy ($3.40), and A Big Shot Of Brandy ($3.80).

Ironically, the winner of the last race on Thursday was the 48-1 longshot Adrianna Signature, who returned a meet’s bet $100.60.


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