Horse Racing picks for Keeneland race track on Sunday, April 24: Abscond with a profit on these plays
There is plenty of great horse racing action to look forward to across America on Sunday, including at Keeneland race track. We have been on fire with our picks for a long time now, up 285.05 units with our race selections to our recommended stakes dating back to August 5 after picking a pair of winners on Saturday (at 9/5 and 2/1). Let’s keep it rolling!
Here are our best bets for today’s action at Keeneland.
1:00 pm Keeneland (Race 1) – John’s Protege 2/1
Made a promising debut for trainer Wesley Ward when finishing runner-up in a $40,000 maiden claiming contest over five-and-one-half-furlongs at Saratoga last August. Missed the rest of his two-year-old campaign and while he could finish only fifth in a six furlong maiden special weight at Turfway Park first up this year he showed improved form when clocking 1:00.60 in breezing five furlongs here earlier this month and can get off the mark at the third time of asking.
2:04 pm Keeneland (Race 3) – Jarreau 5/2
Finished on the board on two of his three starts this year including when five lengths third in an allowance optional claimer over an extended one-and-a-half-miles at Gulfstream Park on his penultimate start. Subsequently finished fourth dropping in distance in a similar contest at Fair Grounds. Comes into this contest on the back of a solid 48 second four furlong breeze here recently is taken to help jockey Tyler Gaffalione improve on his 25% strike-rate (13/53) at this meeting.
5:16 pm Keeneland (Race 9) – Abscond 2/1
Has been performing with credit in much stronger races in recent times and was beaten as little as three lengths when contesting the Grade 1 First Lady Stakes over an extended mile here as recently as October. Built on a below par effort at Fair Grounds first up when finishing half-a-length third in a Listed stakes over this trip at the same venue subsequently and the daughter of Blame is taken to return to winning ways dropping to allowance company.
Early Pick 3
Race 1 – 2, 5
Race 2 – 6, 7
Race 3 – 4, 7
Stake – $2.00
Total Stake – $16.00
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