KEENELAND TODAY;Cost $7.50; July 12, 2020 by Richard Eng author of “Betting On Horse Racing for Dummies”

Post Time 10:05 a.m. PT

Race 1 – 5 ½ furlongs (turf, rail at 10 feet), Purse $70,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies, 2-year-olds

4 Faded Rose – In turf sprints it is almost automatic to eyeball if Wesley Ward has a runner entered, this filly fits

8 Lilac Lace – She has strong win early pedigree for a 10/1 shot, the trainer has won a lot of races back East

Long Shot– 12 Basilia

Race 2 – 6 furlongs, Purse $40,000, Claiming $50,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

5 Urban Insight – Last day of the 5-day Keeneland meet, Joel Rosario did not dominate as I thought he might do

4 Sugar Love – Rusty Arnold has been sneaky good this meet, he points to Keeneland n most of his stock is very live

Long Shot– 6 Lele

Race 3 – 1 3/16th miles (turf, rail at 10 feet), Purse $70,000, 3-year-olds and up

4 Digital Software – Chad Brown won his 100th Grade 1 w Guarana Saturday he’ll likely reach 200 sometime in 2023

5 East Lex – Mike Maker likes to develop his young horses slowly, you’ll see a few starts while they get an education

Long Shot– 2 Parkland

Race 4 – 6 furlongs, Purse $35,000, Maiden claiming $50,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

7 Curls And Bows – Taking the biggest class drop in racing for trainer Ken McPeek his barn is also very live this meet

4 Free – Beaten favorite in last ran a really good effort, the blinkers on led to a big improvement, Corey Lanerie up

Long Shot– 5 Could You

Race 5 – 1 mile (turf, rail at 10 feet), Purse $79,000, Allowance, 3-year-olds and up

4 Chaps – Sprinter stretching out in a race lacking real pace, I would tell Corey Lanerie to play catch me if you can

3 Empire Of War – Mike Maker has an uncoupled entry and both have a chance to win, the other horse is #9 Morocco

Long Shot– 8 Morocco

Race 6 – 1 mile, Purse $70,000, Maiden special weights, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up

5 Flatoya – Sprinter stretching out for Joel Rosario, he has options including go to the front n bottom out the field

6 Heavenly Sis – Did everything but win last time in a nice try, the top few are all rated very close so spread in her

Long Shot– 1 Market Rumor

Race 7 – 1 1/16th miles (turf, rail at 10 feet), $100,000 Transylvania, 3-year-olds

6 Irish Mias – At 8/1 he is a FT gelding for Graham Motion that could score at a nice price, John Velazquez is up too

1 Field Pass – New rider as Tyler Gaffalione went to Chad Brown, Ricardo Santana, Jr. is a solid sub, golden rail trip

Long Shot – 5 Vintage Print

Race 8 – 6 ½ furlongs, Purse $80,000, Optional claiming $150,000, 3-year-olds and up

11 Whitmore – Hard to believe this condition attracted his ilk, he needed a race and I guess the timing was perfect

2 C Z Rocket – Since claimed by Peter Miller this 6-YO has found the fountain of youth, two blitzkrieg victories since

Long Shot – 12 True Timber

Race 9 – 1 ½ miles (turf, rail at 10 feet), $175,000 Elkhorn, 4-year-olds and up

5 Zulu Alpha – Was given a freshening after a busy winter at Gulfstream, drops 4-pounds n is a natural marathoner

10 Arklow – I read Arklow n Zulu Alpha have met 8-times before, that seems hard to believe but they are older horses

Long Shot– 9 Oscar Dominguez

Best Bet – 11 Whitmore (race 8)

Keeneland Saturday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 19/6/$42.60; Long Shots, 10/0/$0;Best Bet, 1/1/$3.00

Del Mar & Keeneland Totals – 109/22/$149.20; Long Shots, 54/9/$78.80; Best Bets, 6/2/$7.40

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