Breeders’ Cup Preps: Keeneland Stakes Trio Stamps Tickets

Chris Adams

The 2022 Breeders’ Cup will be held the first weekend in November. The rotating racing festival will be held at Keeneland this year where Sunday’s three preps take place.

Keeneland- Race 1

Post: 1:00 PM ET; $61k Starter Allowance going 1 1/16 miles on dirt; Entries: 6

  • #5 GUANA CAY (3-2) goes out for the Contreras barn and gets Arrieta in the irons. This one shouldn't have trouble with the 1 1/16 mile distance.
  • #4 JUDY'S WAY (3-1) goes out for the Silva barn and gets Bejarano in the saddle.
  • #3 LADY EMILY (2-1) has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.
  • #6 KIMBERLEY DREAM (10-1) is an interesting underneath horse at a price.

Selections: 5 – 4 – 3 – 6

Keeneland- Race 2

Post: 1:35 PM ET; $100k Maiden Special Weight going 7 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 10

  • #8 GIROOVIN (15-1) goes out for the Garcia barn and gets Morales in the irons. The field lacks proven winners so it is worth a bit of a shot.
  • #2 MO SATURDAYS (3-1) should improve off the first start and has the pedigree to be a major player in this spot. This one will be rolling late and has a good closing kick that could get the job done here.
  • #7 HIT SHOW (5-2) debuts here and has to be respected going out for the combination of Cox and Geroux.
  • #3 BACKSIDE BUZZ (20-1) could be a dangerous threat to get loose on the front end.

Selections: 8 – 2 – 7 – 3

Keeneland- Race 3

Post: 2:10 PM ET; $47k Claiming going 6 1/2 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 7

  • #6 OLLIEMEISTER (2-1) has the top overall power rating in the group. This one goes out for the Stall barn and gets Santana in the irons.
  • #4 SISAWAY NOW (9-2) has to be respected going out for the combination of Robertson and Arrieta. This one could be a dangerous threat to get loose on the front end.
  • #5 CARBONITE (8-5) has solid early pace figures in a race that looks to lack a ton of front running speed.
  • #1 YONO (6-1) goes out for the Estvanko barn and gets Graham in the saddle.

Selections: 6 – 4 – 5 – 1

Keeneland- Race 4

Post: 2:45 PM ET; $130k Allowance Optional Claiming going 6 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 6

  • #6 RECODED (10-1) has races good enough to beat this group. This one has really consistent pace figures which should work well in a moderately paced race.
  • #2 CENTER AISLE (9-5) comes into the race in really good form. This one looks to be the class of the field.
  • #5 SARAH HARPER (2-1) has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here. This one makes sense on speed figures.
  • #1 CHANDANA (8-1) runs evenly and looks to get a very fair pace scenario here. This one has the top overall power rating in the group.

Selections: 6 – 2 – 5 – 1

Keeneland- Race 5

Post: 3:20 PM ET; $110k Allowance Optional Claiming going 1 1/16 miles on dirt; Entries: 8

  • #5 FRIENDLYPERSUASION (2-1) makes sense on speed figures. This one looks to be the class of the field.
  • #1 OUTOFNOTHINGATALL (20-1) is a price horse and should be part of the early pace in this spot.
  • #7 CLOSED CAPTION (4-1) goes out for the Mcpeek barn and gets Lanerie in the irons.
  • #8 AZTEC NIGHTS (5-2) has races good enough to beat this group. This one has the top overall power rating in the group.

Selections: 5 – 1 – 7 – 8

Keeneland- Race 6

Post: 3:57 PM ET; $250k Indian Summer S. Presented by Keeneland Select going 5 1/2 furlongs on turf; Entries: 11

  • #5 LOVE REIGNS (4-5) has the top overall power rating in the group. This one has tactical speed and can sit just off the leaders for a stalk and pounce trip.
  • #7 NO NAY HUDSON (8-1) makes sense on speed figures. This one will likely be out on or near the lead and will look to hold off the charge to the wire.
  • #6 NUMERO SEIS (20-1) is a price horse and has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.
  • #11 PRIVATE CREED (9-2) has done well in these turf sprint races before. This one could be a player avoiding traffic from the the wide post.

Selections: 5 – 7 – 6 – 11

Keeneland- Race 7

Post: 4:34 PM ET; $100k Maiden Special Weight going 7 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 10

  • #2 PERFORM (5-2) has races good enough to beat this group. This one could be a dangerous threat to get loose on the front end.
  • #3 CAGLIOSTRO (3-1) should improve off the first start and projects to sit mid pack and come with one run. This one goes out for the Devaux barn and gets Saez to leg up.
  • #8 RAISE CAIN (15-1) is a price horse and comes into the race in really good form.
  • #1 MCENROE (8-1) debuts here and goes out for the Brisset barn and gets Santana in the irons.

Selections: 2 – 3 – 8 – 1

Keeneland- Race 8

Post: 5:10 PM ET; $350k Castle & Key Bourbon S. going 1 1/16 miles on turf; Entries: 16

  • #12 ANDTHEWINNERIS (10-1) is a price horse and makes sense on speed figures. This one has the top overall power rating in the group.
  • #14 GENERAL JIM (4-1) has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.
  • #3 RECKONING FORCE (7-2) has races good enough to beat this group. This one goes out for the Walsh barn with Rosario aboard.
  • #10 REALLY GOOD (6-1) has races that fit with these types. This one comes into the race in really good form.

Selections: 12- 14- 3 – 10

Keeneland- Race 9

Post: 5:45 PM ET; $600k Juddmonte Spinster S. going 1 1/8 miles on dirt; Entries: 5

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  • #1 MALATHAAT (3-5) should be sitting in the second tier of runners and looking to make one well timed run at the leaders. This one has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here.
  • #3 LETRUSKA (5-2) has the top overall power rating in the group. This one seems to fit well enough here.
  • #4 PLAYED HARD (3-1) makes sense on speed figures but doesn’t have the top notch class numbers of some of the others in here.
  • #2 ARMY WIFE (15-1) goes out for the Maker barn and gets Saez in the irons. This one has played spoiler before.

Selections: 1 – 3 – 4 – 2

Keeneland- Race 10

Post: 6:20 PM ET; $120k Allowance going 1 1/2 miles on turf; Entries: 16

  • #7 OFFLEE NAUGHTY (5-1) goes out for the Mccarthy barn and gets Velazquez in the irons. This one seems to fit well enough here.
  • #10 REIGNING SPIRIT (4-1) has really consistent pace figures which should work well in a moderately paced race.
  • #8 MUD PIE (5-2) makes sense on speed figures. This one runs evenly which could be a big advantage in a reasonably paced race.
  • #2 MILITARIST (6-1) shouldn't have trouble with the 1 1/2 mile distance. This one has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here.

Selections: 7 – 10- 8 – 2

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Chris Adams
Chris Adams

Chris first got introduced to horse racing in 2009 at Canterbury Park (Shakopee, MN). Along with handicapping and betting, Chris has worked as a teller at his local track and participated in ownership partnerships. He now enjoys sharing his passion with his wife and two young daughters who love going out to the track each and every summer.

Chris first got introduced to horse racing in 2009 at Canterbury Park (Shakopee, MN). Along with handicapping and betting, Chris has worked as a teller at his local track and participated in ownership partnerships. He now enjoys sharing his passion with his wife and two young daughters who love going out to the track each and every summer.