Free Weekend Keeneland Power Plays – 4/17/2021

by Ed Meyer

posted on April 16, 2021 in Blogroll, Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Horse Racing, | Comments Off on Free Weekend Keeneland Power Plays – 4/17/2021

Nothing like trying to get that bankroll into tip-top shape before the Derby goes to post in 16 days! – Now, use these selections to whet your whistle for some red-hot Thoroughbred action.

Best of luck from Winning Ponies!



Race#2 – Alw $81,000 – 1 1/8 – 1:39 pm

#3 – Ashtar = This could be a “free spot” in your early p-4 wager. 2nd off the layoff for Todd Pletcher and the barn wins 21% off the layoff and was a beaten chalk last out where Pletcher comes back to score 27%. Joel Rosario (26%) for the meet in the saddle and add in a pair of bullet works to seal the deal.

Race#5 – Starter $50,000- 1 mile on turf – 3:18pm

#9 – News Break = is a son of American Pharoah for Mike Maker and Tyler Gaffalione. 3/3 ITM on the turf and made a big jump in class last out finishing 3rd. – He was claimed two races back and the barn comes back to score 22% two starts off the claim. He should be right on the pace and Tyler wins 20% of his early style runners.

Race#6 – Mdn Sp Wt – 6f – 3:51 pm

#4 – Derby Date = exits an eventful trip getting knocked around on the turf. -He cuts back in distance going from a route to a sprint where Jack Sisterson wins 18%. – Exits a key race where three runners have returned and two have won. 3rd off a layoff, less distance, and going turf-dirt looks to be more of a plan than just jumping into a race.

Race#7 – $83,000 Alw – 5 1/2f on the turf – 4:24pm

#2 – Brooke Marie = 2nd time out off a year layoff and was a beaten favorite last out. Jonathon Thomas trainee with red-hot Luis Saez in the saddle. This is the 2nd start from the Christophe Clement barn and sports a sharp work coming into the race.

Race#9 – G-2 Elkhorn – 1 1/2 on the turf – 5:30 pm

#10 – Red Knight = hails from the Bill Mott barn and coming off a four-month layoff. He is 2/2 at KEE ITM and is bred up and down to relish the turf. James Graham in the irons and he is 36% ITM on the turf. – Looks for a late run on the outside staying out of trouble at a distance where he is 4/5 ITM.