Horse Racing picks for Keeneland race track on Saturday, October 7: Locked in on a win

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US horse racing handicapper for Pickswise. Have handicapped horse racing in the UK for more than a decade, working as a tipster for the Racing Post, but have specialized in American racing for years. For Shane Ketteridge media enquiries, please email

There is plenty of great horse racing across America on Saturday, including Keeneland race track. We have been in fine form with our picks for a long time now as we are up +166.65 units with our race selections to our recommended stakes dating back to August 5, 2021. Let’s keep it rolling!

Here are our best bets for today’s action at Keeneland.

4:12 pm Keeneland (Race 7) – Wicked Halo 5/2 (2-star play)

Race 7 on a Keeneland card loaded full of quality is a six furlong stakes race for the female division and this can go to Steve Asmussen’s classy filly, Wicked Halo.

She is a Grade 2 winner at this course and was third in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint here last November so if she puts her best foot forward she could quite easily make all of the running.

4:43 pm Keeneland (Race 8) – Gine Romantica 10/1 (1-star play)

Chad Brown saddles three in the Grade 1 First Lady with his In Italian likely to tale plenty of beating but it’s one of his other runners, Gina Romantica, who can prove best of all over this mile turf contest.

Her Grade 1 victory over a mile and an eighth here last season is good enough form to have a major say in this and she looks to have been kept fresh with this in mind.

5:14 pm Keeneland (Race 9) – Locked 7/5 (2-star play)

A nine strong field of two-year-old colts and geldings are set to line up for the Breeders’ Futurity and they all have to go some to beat Todd Pletcher’s Locked.

This son of Gun Runner was an impressive seven and a quarter length winner of a mile Maiden at Saratoga at the start of September, whilst giving the impression he could be very useful, so he is one to keep on side.

5:45 pm Keeneland (Race 10) – Master Of The Seas 2/1 (2-star play)

The penny has dropped with Charlie Appleby’s Master Of The Seas in recent starts as this Godolphin owned gelding has reeled off back-to-back stakes victories and is now starting to show his full potential.

He is settling much better with the use of a hood, as was seen when winning the Woodbine Mile last time out, and he can put his devastating turn of foot to good use under James Doyle in the Coolmore Turf Mile.


Keeneland Late Pick 4

Race 8: 1, 4
Race 9: 2, 3, 9
Race 10: 1, 7, 9
Race 11: 4, 5

$0.50 Late Pick 4, cost $18.

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