After a disappointing lunch of bratwurst and beer, John carefully studied the horses in the next race. Ah, here’s one that looks good, Ivory Empress. She was the favorite. Unfortunately favorites don’t pay much but John felt that the horse I suggested who was going off at 9 to 1 was probably a bad choice. I demurred. We place our $2 bet to win and guess what, our horse won! Yay, $4.40!