Keeneland Picks this Sunday
Most Possible Winner: Majid (Race 2) – Reminiscent to what we noticed earlier within the 12 months at Oaklawn Park, Robertino Diodoro horses are working out of their pores and skin at Keeneland. Majid goes first off the declare for Diodoro and catches a subject with zero early pace, a commodity he occurs to have in spades. Some may be scared off by his penchant for stopping on the lead, however these uninteresting efforts have all come in opposition to a lot better horses and his final race got here on simply three days’ relaxation. Majid ought to win in a laugher if the Diodoro magic hasn’t worn off by Sunday.
Finest Worth: Additional Effort (Race 6) – There are a pair others on this race who’re going to take important cash, however seemingly favourite Clean With a Kick is much from reliable and Stunning Trauma’s final race, which got here virtually a 12 months in the past, screams aberration. With these two prone to suck up a lot of the consideration, Additional Effort might fly below the radar as she switches again to the principle monitor following a strong effort on turf. I don’t know that she has a transparent desire between the 2 surfaces, however two again she ran a advantageous race within the G2 Eight Belles on the Churchill Downs essential monitor, so she’s clearly properly inside her factor right here. If something, she confirmed final time that this distance is just not going to be a problem for her, and he or she’s going to supply worth merely due to who she’s educated by.
Different Races of Curiosity: Race 1 – Beverly Park (#2) is coming off a poor race on the turf at Indiana Grand, however he’s been dealing with a lot better these days on the principle monitor and makes his first begin on filth whereas outfitted with blinkers. He wired a good subject over this very monitor final 12 months, and I feel this race is ripe for him to do the identical as there’s simply not a lot standing in his approach.
Race 8 – I didn’t love her in her final begin as a matter of value, however I feel Jo Jo Air (#3) is the appropriate worth play within the day’s featured race. She’s wheeling again on quick relaxation after disappointing as the favourite within the The Very One, nevertheless I don’t maintain that race in opposition to her because it was contested on a really gentle turf at Pimlico. Previous to that effort she defeated Lighthouse within the Daisy Cutter at Del Mar, and that filly got here again to win impressively within the Music Metropolis at Kentucky Downs, which was an excellent turf-sprint stake. The quick relaxation is a little bit of a priority, however Wesley Ward has sturdy numbers on this class and wouldn’t make this transfer with out good cause.