Kentucky Cappin’

by Ed Meyer

posted on October 5, 2008 in Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Other Events | No Comments >>

If you have ever had the pleasure of attending a meet at Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky, you have seen a little piece of Saratoga, Del Mar, and any track you call home. From the Dogwoods that bloom in Spring to the foliage change in Fall, this boutique meet is one for every handicapper to put on their wish list.

They kick off Spring racing with two-year-old sprints going 4 1/2 furlongs to the Bluegrass. The Fall season kicks off with the “Fall Stars Weekend”, which showcases all of the runners heading to the Breeders’ Cup with their final prep. All in all, they run 15 days in April and October.

With all of this in mind, I have “Bluegrass Fever.” I love the turf racing, and the track overall plays very fair. What more could a player ask for?

The final day of “Fall Stars Weekend” takes place on Sunday. There is a nice card to take a look at, and you may want to consult with to finalize your money moves. Here is a race that is definitely worth a look.

7th Race: The G-3 Woodford Reserve

Bittle Road was a winner at Belmont on the turf.  He vacationed for seven weeks, and came back to stretch out to win a 1 1/16th race. He steps up to G-3 company, but overall the field doesn’t look out of his grasp. Looks versatile, and should enjoy the lush Keeneland weeds.  This is my best bet of the card, and you can use to ease this selection into your multi-race exotics.  Be sure to use the top tier selections, and throw in one selection from a lower tier for good measure and added value.

Best of luck!