Rainout Day [Free Selections]

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 27, 2009 in Free Picks and Tips | No Comments >>

Monday was slated to be the final day of racing at Kentucky Downs. There used to be many more, but the state of racing in the bluegrass state has taken its toll.

The turf racing should be ready to roll. You will want to catch some of the action and see this course first hand. It is a good Monday plan.

I like a few runners to focus upon, but make sure that you check them against the tier levels to see where they shake out.  The track should have some give to it, and you may want to focus on runners that enjoy a good – yielding surface.

Let’s begin with Race #4, and look at #2 Stray (6-1). This three-year-old filly by Najran looks like a play. The price is right, and a maiden victory at Presque Isle last out. She is trained by Eric Reed who is 35% ITM on the grass, and ridden by Leandro Concalves who is a 21% winner on the green and 49% ITM. He has been incredible, and is definitely on a roll. This is a gal that needs a hard look fresh off the poly.

Go to Race #5, and start cappin’ with #7 I’m Yours (5-1). Jon Kenton Court is in the saddle for Bill Mott. Court is winning 18% on the weeds, and Mott is a 32% ITM man for the grass. Good combo here…. A three-year-old filly by Mr. Greeley who was slated to run at Belmont. The race was taken off of the turf, and the rest is history. Here she is, and Mott may be trying to get her ready for the final weekend at Keeneland. I would have confidence with the rider/trainer combo, and know that they would not have made the trip for nothing.

Who says Monday can give you the blues? Here is a European track in Western Kentucky, and you may catch some neat turf racing. I would definitely check your data to be sure that you are on schedule. This not only allows you to max out your value, but may present some new evidence to pair someone up for a bigger score.

Good luck!