Keeneland Race Picks

A 2021 Breeders’ Cup Bankroll Builder

A 2021 Breeders’ Cup Bankroll Builder First things first. The Breeders’ Cup draw is not until Monday. You don’t get paid more for selecting and locking in now. At Del Mar specifically the draw in certain races is crucial. The mile (two turn mile) races on turf and dirt will be impacted by the draw. That turn comes up fast, really fast. The mile and a sixteenth races have short runs to that first turn as well. I don’t think Jackie’s Warrior has as good a chance from the inside as he will from [...]

By |2021-10-29T13:36:36-04:00October 29, 2021|Jon Stettin's Blog, Keeneland Race Picks|

Key Races & Bets for Saturday October 30, 2021

Race 6 at Keeneland - Post Time 3:40 PM Mr. Jagermeister, Derby Date and Pyron are the main contenders to win this race. Mr. Jagermeister has a very strong career record of 12 wins in 31 dirt races and earnings of over $650K. Yet he opens at 12/1 because he’s been running in Minnesota and Iowa recently. He also gets a low percentage jockey but I’m going to ignore that because the horse is drawn very well with an outside post and has the tactical speed to be first or second early the way [...]

Best Handicapping Edge

With the Breeders’ Cup on the horizon everyone is or should be looking for an edge in their handicapping and wagering strategies. There is more information out there today than ever before. It is easy to fall victim to information overload. Personally, I like all the information I can get but also realize less information gives almost an automatic edge to experienced players. I can and do deal with and embrace both scenarios. With the Breeders’ Cup there will be no shortage of information. Everybody will be analyzing and re-analyzing the same information. Yes, [...]

By |2021-10-25T15:08:27-04:00October 25, 2021|Jon Stettin's Blog, Keeneland Race Picks|

Key Horse Races & Expert Handicapper Bets – October 23, 2021

Noble Damsel Stakes - Race 8 at Belmont - Post Time 3:47 PM  High Opinion, In a Hurry and Tamahere are the main contenders to win this race. High Opinion ran the best race of her career when last seen at the end of August when rallying up the rail late to miss by a nose in the Grade 2 Ballston Spa Stakes. Moving down one notch for this Grade 3 Noble Damsel Stakes, Saez stays aboard after being up for the first time and that effort if repeated here wins, as well as [...]

The 2021 Queen Elizabeth

The Queen Elizabeth Grade 1 at the Keeneland Fall meet almost always draws a strong field with a few international stars or potential stars. This year is no exception. Willaim Haggas sends one, Aidan O’ Brien and son Donnacha send one each, Roger Attfield sends one from Canada and a few of our usual suspects are in there as well. As hot as Brad Cox is and has been, and as deadly as he can be in Kentucky, I just can’t get to Burning Ambition. While she is bred, and also improving, this group [...]

By |2021-10-15T11:30:24-04:00October 15, 2021|Jon Stettin's Blog, Keeneland Race Picks|
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