A Super Saturday at Keeneland!
Yesterday, we found the mother lode at Keeneland as our $12 dime super hit and returned $695; also, the $2 super paid $13,907 and the $2 trifecta paid $2,454 – the guy sitting next to me in the race book showed me his ticket and bought me dinner. At Santa Anita, our play in race one was a no show but we ran one-two in the second; we lost the third but our horse, Synnin and Grinnin, romped in the fourth and paid $7.40. We had to wait until the ninth to catch another winner when No., 5 Foxysox, got home and paid $11.40. In the last race my play won and our East Coast wise guy "Buck" Shaw’s horse ran second for a $94.60 exacta for two bucks. With the late double paying $87.40, we got out in the last race thanks to "last race" Lenny.
No. 4, Peace Accord, is dropping trying to cash and there is not much to beat in here plus Beharano jumps on board. No. 4
No. 2, California Demon, ran good enough last year to beat these if she is ready to fire. No. 6, Forgiveandforget, drops a tad has speed and is on the improve. 2-6
This looks like one of those races where you can take a shot with the dime super with this 10 horse field. 1-2-4-8-10
I will take a good shot in here with No. 6, Sting’n In the Rain, a horse we had for her maiden breaker on April 10. Trainer Mike Mitchell wheels this one right back and puts her on the grass in a claim proof starter allowance race – this one looks very live and at 6-1 in the morning line let’s play: $20 win and place on No. 6.
This looks like trifecta time as we will key No. 6, Mt. Orient, first and second with five horses. Mt. Orient is one-for-one at the distance and has a record on this turf course of two wins, two seconds and a third from five starts. We will use him with the 2-3-7-9-11
$1 tri key 6 with 2-3-7-9-11 with 2-3-7-9-11 for a total of $20
$1 tri key 2-3-7-9-11 with 6 with 2-3-7-9-11 for a total of $20
We will make a three-horse, $5 exacta box 1-4-5 for $30 total.
No. 6, Stormy Taters, gets a huge rider upgrade as Bejarano jumps aboard for trainer Doug O’Neill – this one could take them wire to wire. You may want to make a small bet on Clinton Potts in this race – No. 13, Saundree, at 20-1 in the morning line – after needing him in the last race on Saturday we would be sick if he won this race and lit up the tote. 6-13
We will take a shot with the late pick three and race nine looks like a two-horse race. In this spot we will use 2-3-4-6-7
This is one ugly race, but we will narrow it down to the No. 1, Toogoodforthe Ex, who ran well at the Bay last April and No. 5, Lets Talk Trash, a first time starter with some good works. 1-5
I went over this race several times last night and could only come up with No. 8, Lucky Wise Guy, the speed and No. 9, Paradise Cove, the closer. 8-9
$1 pick three for $20 total:
Race 7: 2-3-4-6-7
Race 8: 1-5
Race 9: 8-9
Note that there’s no racing on Monday, but we’ll be back on Wednesday as the new Hollywood Park meet kicks off.
Also remember to check for late scratches and changes.