Horse Racing Betting Tips for Keeneland – Saturday, April 13, 2019
Keeneland has few Graded Stakes races on the card. Let us take a look…………
Race 7 – The Ben Ali – Grade 3
FLAMEAWAY – Irad Ortiz/Casse combo. This horse is in prime condition being third race of the form cycle. Workouts are 4/109 and 2/24. Has faced this level of competition before and did well. Major win threat.
BONUS POINTS – Pletcher/Johnny V combo. This horse is a closer in a race full of speed. He is 5 of 7 in the money at the distance. Use in exotics.
SOLOMINI – Brian Hernandez Jr/Baffert combo. This horse has the best resume having run in Graded Stakes since 2017. He won his last race in an optional claiming race by class alone. Stepping back up in class here. Use in exotics.
Race 9 – The Lexington – Grade 3
SHANG – Irad Ortiz/Asmussen combo. This horse has won 4 in a row going further in each race. Won his last race at 1 1/16 miles by almost 9 lengths. He will be a decent price. Have to use in all wagers.
ANOTHERTWISTAFATE– Ran this distance in 1:43.2 back in December. That is pretty quick, but it was on an all weather track. Castellano gets on board and he can be tough at the longer distances. Bullet work coming in 1/7.
HARVEY WALLBANGER – Winner of the Holy Bull Stakes two back, but through in a dud last race in the Grade 1 Florida Derby. He got killed at the gate and never got in the race. Two bullet works coming in; 1 of 3 and 1 of 100. Hard to figure since that last race was so bad, but worth a shot.
ZENDEN – Gaffalione rides this horse for Barbara. His numbers are going up nicely – 77, 83, 84 and 88. He ran a 1:41.4 at this distance last out and got 4th after fading in the deep deep stretch in the Tampa Bay Derby. He improves off that last race he may hold on this time at a big price.
Race 10 – The Coolmore Jenny Wiley – Grade 1
Turf race or as I will call it – Chad Brown Stakes
RUSHING FALL – Castellano/Brown combo. Second off the layoff winning last race going wire to wire. 3 for 3 at this track as well. WINNER!
RYMSKA – Irad/Brown combo. Chad Brown knows what he is doing with his turf horses. This one will be closing late. It will be close in the end. Use in exotics for sure.
ONTHEMOONAGAIN – Johnny V/Chad Brow entry. Third entry for trainer Chad Brown. This one is also second off the layoff and will be closing late. Has the back class figures to go 100+ in the Beyer. Castellano chose to ride RUSHING FALL after having his choice of this one.
GOT STORMY– This is my price horse for exotics. Gaffalione rides on the turf for this second off the layoff horse. Decent 83 Beyer last out when he rated and closed to win my 3. He will have to step up significantly to win, but exotics at a price are not out of the question. Gaffalione is VERY good on the turf.
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