You would if you didn't mind losing 33%-40% to cannibalization. I would have spread to other bets such as the trifecta which was left virtually unscathed by the betdown. With the money bet there was way too much left on the table. Sophistication is knowing how to maximize your bets.
How would you know AHEAD of time that the Trifectas, etc, were left unscathed by the betdown? If you saw the exacta paying $50 and morning lie odds of 9/2 and 6-1 on those two, why would you assume that other exotic pools were larger with both of them included?
Personally, if I liked Collation, I would have bet him to win at 18-1, which might have been an overlay, but that's just me.
Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
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