I like Wednesday… It is only a couple of days until the weekend, and more so, it is a countdown to the Derby. So, let’s build a bankroll as these players come with a price….
Race #1 – #5 Pralltown (4-1).
Alan Garcia is in the saddle, and Kiaran McLaughlin is the conditioner. They team up well, and roll at 38% a winner and 52% ITM. Gets first time lasix, and that can make a difference. The dam does well with youngsters, and has 3 starters and three winners. The work over the track gives me a confident feel, and that gives all runners an edge.
Race #2 – #3 Alicia’s Prety Boy (5-1).
Desormeaux in the irons for Larry Lay. Lay is 1/1 at Keeneland, and goes from mdn 30 down to mdn 20,000. There is a jock switch, and going from Perry Ouzts to Kent D is like curing any ill. I see a good price, and this equates to a solid player in your exotics at the windows.
Race #9 – #1 Devilish Due (8-1).
Robby Albarado in the saddle for Merrill Scherer, who is rolling at 29%. A huge drop in class, going from small stakes to claiming 20,000. Shipping in from Fair Grounds to Keeneland yields this barn a 19% clip. A Louisiana bred who should enjoy the change of scenery, and he is 1/1 over synthetic. He ran at Presque Isle, and that shaped up as a solid oval that produced some nice winners.
Good luck At this price level, always be sure to check them against the tier levels, as you do not want to leave money on the table.