September 29, 2015

Keeneland Opens Coming Weekend

Keeneland Racetrack opens Friday Oct 2. Straight off the bat, they have the FallStars meet with Nine Graded Races coming up. These include some of the well known stakes such as the Shadwell Turf Mile G1, Woodford (G3), Darley Aliciabades G1, Juddmonte Spinster G1, First Lady G1.

Read more about it on the track website: http://www.keeneland.com/fallstars

The full list of the stakes over this weekend is reproduced below:

Friday, Oct. 2Darley Alcibiades G1VIEW PROBABLES
Friday, Oct. 2Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix G3VIEW PROBABLES
Saturday, Oct. 3Claiborne Breeders Futurity G1VIEW PROBABLES
Saturday, Oct. 3Shadwell Turf Mile G1VIEW PROBABLES
Saturday, Oct. 3First Lady G1VIEW PROBABLES
Saturday, Oct. 3Thoroughbred Club of America G2VIEW PROBABLES
Saturday, Oct. 3Woodford Stakes (G3) VIEW PROBABLES
Sunday, Oct. 4Juddmonte Spinster G1VIEW PROBABLES
Sunday, Oct. 4Dixiana Bourbon G3VIEW PROBABLES











Exciting times lay ahead as this meet brings several additional stakes with the grand Breeders Cup Championships coming during Oct 29-31.

HANDICAPPING

Keeneland’s handicapping tool is a free database designed especially for horseplayers who want detailed information. Updated at the end of each race day, the database offers detailed information on the individual winners of every Keeneland race since October 2006, including weather, position at key junctures of the race, last start information and much more.
The database is
  1. Sortable
  2. Downloadable
  3. Allows handicappers to chose the criteria they think is important when wagering on Keeneland live racing
The only issue with the database is that it features most of the data on the (past) All weather track. Keeneland has a new dirt track in place, so pay careful attention to the opening weekend to gather clues for the meet. 
HOT TIP:  Definitely pay lot of attention to Shipper Statistics for trainers, that will be very useful this time around.
BRIS TIP:  For Friday Oct 2 BRIS PPs for Race 1, 5 and 7 - Check out these Malibu Moon offspring PPs

September 3, 2015

Woodward Stakes 2015 PPs

The prestigious Grade I Woodward Stakes will be on this Saturday, Sep 5th at Saratoga race track.

For more on the history of the race, click here to go to a NYRA special.

For past performance charts of the Saranac (Gr 3) Race 8 - post time 4:33 ET, Spinaway (Gr 1) Race 9 - post time 5:11 ET, and Woodward, Race 10, post time 5:47 ET (BRIS) --Visit the following link: BRIS PP for Pletcher

http://www.brisnet.com/cgi-bin/briswatch.cgi/public/ToddPletcher/PLETCHER+TODD+A/9999/summary.html

Search for the respective search names (Ctrl+F) on the page and you will come across the Entries link and the Ultimate PPs link.

Race 10 Woodward Stakes (Entries)

This race can set up well for 7 Effinex to win with a well timed ride. 8 Protonico is the other horse who is being consistent and can be expected to fire. 2 Liams Map seems to have great tenacity and can be assumed to hold his ground on the lead irrespective of other speedy challengers. 
Race 10 Picks: 7-2-8

Race 9: Spinaway Stakes (Entries)

This race features 2 Rachels Valentina, a definite fan favorite being a Rachel Alexandra-Bernardini daughter and with an impressive debut to boot. Her biggest challenge would probably come from 1 Tap to It, in the stretch.
Race 9 Picks: 2-1

Race 8 Saranac Stakes (Entries)

Bill Mott trainee with Jose Lezcano on board 5 Go Around, looks dangerous. However, the top contenders in my book are the Chad Brown trainees 3 Takeover Target (coming off a win) and 4 Winter Springs (top jockey Javier Castellano on board). Could this be as simple as 3-4-5 ? Wait and Watch!
Race 8 Picks: 3-4-5.

If you play the $1 Pick 3 starting in Race 8 , the sequence would be:
(3-4-5) with (1-2) with (2-7-8) costing $18 for the minimum bet.

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