Keeneland 10/20: Wednesday Card Analysis and Selections
Wednesday will kick off another week of racing from Keeneland Race Course. Racing commences at 1 pm ET and will be conducted over both the turf and dirt courses.
Keeneland Weekend Preview
Keeneland Race Course should be in for a good week of racing. With little precipitation in the Kentucky forecast for the next several days, the races should be able to be contested over fast and firm going most of the weekend.
This week at Keeneland features racing Wednesday-Sunday including a graded stakes race on the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday race cards.
Graded Stakes at Keeneland
- The Sycamore Stakes (Grade 3 Turf) on Friday
- The Lexus Raven Run Stakes (Grade 2) on Saturday
- Rood & Riddle Dowager S (Grade 3 Turf) on Sunday
Betting news will provide analysis for each of these cards. Check back throughout the week for full coverage of the races.
Keeneland Wednesday Analysis
Keeneland Race 1- Start of the Early Pick 5
Post: 1:00 PM ET; Purse: $29,000 Maiden Claiming, 1 1/16 Miles on Dirt; Entries: 12
Wednesday racing from Keeneland kicks off on the dirt course over a route of ground. #7 FORGOT PASSWORD is favored and is the class of the field if such a thing exists in maiden claiming races. #1 LAURA'S ANGLE looks like she might have the pace edge early which could be helpful if no one else wants to win down the lane. #2 I'M STYLIN could get the best of the race flow. #3 MADAM PIE is 8-1 but comes in with the top speed figures in the group and could be a steal at this price. Players are wise to spread here.
Keeneland Race 2
Post: 1:32 PM ET; Purse: $41,000 Claiming, 1 1/16 Miles on Dirt; Entries: 6
#2 COUSIN LARRY is co-second choice and is proven at the distance. #5 SPEIGHTSTOWN AGAIN is a solid price and comes into the race in good form. #1 TIZ RYE TIME is the favorite and is a likely winner in this spot given his speed figures. #4 GENERATOR is another 5-1 shot who is a reasonable contender.
Keeneland Race 3- Start of the Pick 6
Post: 2:04 PM ET; Purse: $32,000 Maiden Claiming, 7 Furlongs on Dirt; Entries: 11
#11 CARNIVORE is well bred for this spot. He’s well worth the 5-1 price. #3 PAYNT YOUR WAGON will look to get a perfect pace setup for to break his maiden today. #8 KEEN MIND is tops in speed and class numbers, but early in the career it is hard to fully trust the numbers. #9 BIG PETE has done nothing wrong to this point in the career.
Keeneland Race 4- Start of the All Turf Pick 3 and Late Pick 5
Post: 2:36 PM ET; Purse: $86,000 Allowance, 5 1/2 Furlongs on Turf; Entries: 16
The 4th at Keeneland kicks off both the late pick 5 and the new popular all turf pick 3. #7 CHEEKY CHAPS is the favorite and has proven good over the distance. #9 DR. DUKE is at odds of 12-1 and fits on class and comes into the race in great form. #4 ROCKSTAR RO is at odds of 6-1 gets Gaffalione in the saddle on turf which is always worth a look . If the race comes off the turf which seems unlikely at this point, #16 JACK VAN BERG becomes an extremely dangerous player.
Keeneland Race 5
Post: 3:08 PM ET; Purse: $84,000 Maiden Special Weight, 6 1/2 Furlongs on Dirt; Entries: 10
#2 FAN THE FIRE is at odds of 2-1 looks to have a speed and pace advantage on the field. If this one isn’t chilly on the board it seems like one of the most likely winners on the card. #10 PINE VALLEY (4-1) and #7 MASK PATROL (10-1) are both well bred for this condition and go out for top notch connections. #9 MUMAYAZ just might get the right setup from the 9 post to cross the wire in the number.
Selections: 2-10-7-9 (Best Bet: #2)
Keeneland Race 6
Post: 3:40 PM ET; Purse: $93,000 Allowance, 1 1/16 Miles on Turf; Entries: 6
#1 DADDY IS A LEGEND is favored over the field and looks to tower on speed figures. #4 DOMINGA goes out for top connections. #5 OUR BAY B RUTH comes into the race in good form and is a good price on the board. #3 PASS THE PLATE comes in with a potential pace edge on the rest of the field here.
Keeneland Race 7
Post: 4:12 PM ET; Purse: $88,000 Allowance Optional Claiming, 7 Furlongs on Dirt; Entries: 7
The penultimate from Keeneland features #2 MOVIE MOXY who is in good form and seems like the right choice as the race favorite. #7 BREAK CURFEW is a better price on the morning and hasn’t done anything wrong of late. #5 THINKING has been cycling up and goes out for good connections. #3 PIECE OF MY HEART may look to run them off their feet here and could go wire to wire.
Keeneland Race 8
Post: 4:44 PM ET; Purse: $84,000 Maiden Special Weight, 1 1/16 Miles on Turf; Entries: 15
The Keeneland finale is an overdrawn field. #15 AZAMANA EMPIRE looks good on class, speed, and form. #8 COLD CALL is an interesting price at 12-1 given the breeding. #1 ALREADY CHARMING is at odds of is 5-2 and will hope for the right set up. #4 GIMME MO BABY is another who may need the right pace set up, but if she gets it she could find her way to the winner’s circle.
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