Trainer Randi Persaud has never been a high percentage or high profile outfit. Going back to June of 2017 the barn was 4 for 160. On March 23rd, 2018 something clicked.
Randi went for 4 for 8 with horses paying $43, $136, $31, and $19. A runner up at 100-1 was also in the mix. Last Saturday at Aqueduct Persaud’s Chilly Bon Bon won the More to Tell Starter Stakes paying $136.00. Persaud came right back to win the next race, the Kelly Kip starter stakes with Holding Aces who paid $43.40. The $1 Daily Double came back $456.50, considerably less than the parlay and a lot less than you would think factoring in the connections.
That is not a knock on Randi Persaud by any means, just a realistic observation from a wagering perspective. Obviously something has changed in the Persaud barn. Could it be his luck, sure but I would not bet on that. Perhaps a new assistant or some new program?
I guess we will have to watch and see but in the current state there may be worse barns to take a flyer on. We’ll put this under things that make you go hmmmm.