KEENELAND PICK 5
Race 5 Grade II Woodford
Commend (2): Should sit a perfect trip in here right off the speed from the inside post position. He is currently in good form and I love the cut back from 6 1/2 to 5 furlongs.
Latent Revenge (5): Has the ability to pop some big numbers and this is one I want on my pick 5 at an over lay of 12-1.
Hogy (8): Still surprised that someone reached in at Saratoga to claim this 8 year old for 80k but they got their money back in the first start when he won a stake at Kentucky Downs. Mike Maker is great with anything on the turf and this one always puts in his run.
Race 6 Grade II Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes
Vertical Oak (2): Was visually impressive when winning Prioress at Saratoga and should move forward off that effort.
Finley’sluckycharm (4): Ran a winning race loosing when loosing to Paulassilverlining but is a little short here at 3/5 on the morning line. I have seen these type of favorites go down many times at Keeneland and wouldn’t be surprised if she was next.
Ivy Bell (8): It is possible that it gets hot up front and if it does this is the one I want to pick up the pieces.
Race 7 Grade I First Lady
Dona Bruja (3): Split a pair of Chad Brown runners when running second in the Beverley D , either of those would be the favorite in this race. Should get an ideal pace scenario with the outside three runners looking to go early.
Roca Roja (4): Ran much better in her last after a dismal performance in the Just a Game Stakes. As mentioned for the top pick she should also get an deal pace scenario.
Dickinson (6): Has not really run a poor race since May of 2016 when she was still on the dirt. She returns to the track she beat Lady Eli on.
Race 8 Grade I Claiborne Breeders Futurity
Givemeaminit (7): Yet to break his maiden but has run two winning races, he should enjoy the stretch out.
Bourbon Resolution (8): Was very impressive when going wire to wire and breaking his maiden at Saratoga he could do the same thing right here.
Free Drop Billy (9): Will likely be over bet based on his traffic issues in the Hopeful.
Race 9 Grade I Shadwell Turf Mile
Mondialiste (7): Comes out of the Woodbine Mile where the winner sat the perfect trip and he just had too much to do. He ran a solid 4th in this race last year and loves this distance.
Divisidero (2): One of the most consistent horses you will find in training he always runs his race and is coming into this one fresh as can be.
Heart to Heart (10): A miler specialist who always runs well over this track. Interesting to see Geroux get the call with Leparoux taking the call on Divisidero.
All Stakes Pick 5
2,5,8/ 2,4 / 3,4/ 1,2,7,8,9/ 2,3,7,10 = $120
BELMONT PICK 4
Race 8 Grade I Champagne
Bahamian (7): Ran second to Solomini who came back to run second in a graded stake last weekend at Santa Anita to the likely juvenile favorite. Over the last few years the West Coast colts have beat up on the East Cost.
Honorable Treasure (9): Ran a huge number when getting on to the dirt for the first time and will be tuff stretching out at a solid price.
Good Magic (6): Ran a good race first out when loosing to Hazit but will have to pick up his first win in a Grade I which is not easy.
Race 9 Grade III Hill Prince Stakes
Yoshida (2): Encountered a little bit of traffic trouble when coming up short to Voodo Song, he’s the one to beat here.
Bricks and Mortar (6): Recorded his first loss last out and will come right back here with a good effort always on the wire.
Hieroglyphics (7): In very good form for good connections should be the one they have to run down in the stretch.
Race 10 Grade I Jockey Club Gold Cup
Rally Cry (5): Has been a different horse since coming back this spring, the value is there on the “other Pletcher”.
Keen Ice (7): Much the one to beat he has turned the corner since entering the Pletcher barn and is a top level handicap horse.
Good Samaritan (3): Might have bounced in the Travers off his big effort in the Jim Dandy he should rebound well here fresh for Mott.
Pick 4 Race 8 -11
4,6,7,9,10/ 2,6 / 5,7 / 1,7,10,12 = $40