The Leaves Are Falling [Free Selection]

by Ed Meyer

posted on October 30, 2009 in Free Picks and Tips | No Comments >>

A horseplayer judges the season by what tracks and which meet is in session. This is a gambler’s almanac, and it never fails….

Keeneland has one more day to close out 2009… The spring brings the hope of things to come, and the fall meet allows us to see many of the best in the sport prepping for the B/C.. It couldn’t get any better than that.

Last night, Jim Goodman of Keeneland joined us for our Internet show. He is the meaning of a gentleman. Look it up in the dictionary, and you will see his picture….

He told us of the beauty and pageantry of the the number one track in the country. The poly track for Keeneland has been solid. It is always fast. In the past, the track played heavy speed. If you were on the lead, you were gone… If you had a half length lead at the top of the stretch, go to the windows. It was called the golden conveyor belt to the winner’s circle.

Well, it wouldn’t be any fun if we didn’t leave you with a walk off winner from Lexington. Hopefully, it will be a treat with no trick…

Head to the last feature of the meet which is Race #9, the G-2 Fayette. #9 Blame (9/5) looks to be coming along nicely. He exits the G-2 Super Derby, where he ran second at a heavily backed price at the windows. Jamie Theriot is in the irons, and he is trained by Al Stall.

This 3-year-old colt by Arch is 6/6 lifetime ITM. He has ran on the synthetics before. He ran at Turfway and Keeneland. The race in Lexington gave him a maiden breaker. He is lightly raced, and looks to be on the improve. The 62+ speed rating gives me confidence, and the past trip over the track shows he likes the oval. Not all take to the poly, and when you find one that does, bet early and bet often…

Another season comes to an end. It is bittersweet, and next week the best runners around will get together and give us the well awaited weekend. So, before you know it, the falling leaves will bring the holiday snow. Gulfstream will be open, and in a blink, we will be back in Lexington enjoying the beauty of the game. So, don’t miss out on your last chance to catch Keeneland as it will be gone in the blink of an eye….

Good luck!