Horse Racing picks for Keeneland race track on Wednesday, October 25: Smooth Waves for a smooth win

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Martin Pennington

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American racing handicapper for Pickswise with decades of experience tipping on horse racing all around the world. My favorite ever horse was British runner Quevega and always on the lookout for the next one to capture my attention. Have contributed to the Racing Post newspaper in the UK and now bringing my handicapping talents to Pickswise. For Martin Pennington media enquiries, please email

There is plenty of great horse racing across America on Wednesday, including at Keeneland race track. We have been in fine form with our picks for a long time now and we are up +152.95 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 race track.

1:32 pm Keeneland (Race 2) – My Good Fortune 5/2 (2-star play)

The daughter of Tonalist has shown good form in four starts so far in 2023 including when registering her first victory of the year in coming from off the pace to win by a neck in $30,000 claiming contest over a mile-and-one-sixteenth at Churchill Downs at the end of last month. Changed trainer following that effort and with Corey Lanerie up looks up to helping new handler Chris A Hartman improve on his 27% strike-rate (3/11) at this meeting.  

2:36 pm Keeneland (Race 4) – Donegal Mischief 5/2 (2-star play)

The three-year-old was a $90,000 purchase at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale in 2021 and while he failed to make the track at two he made the perfect start to his racing career when registering a victory in a five furlong maiden special weight on turf at Evangeline Downs at the end of July. The gelding steps up half-a-furlong in distance here and making his first start for Brad Cox looks capable of maintaining his unbeaten record. 

3:40 pm Keeneland (Race 6) – Smooth Waves 8/5 (2-star play)

Michael J Maker’s filly showed ability when finishing fifth in each of her first three starts in maiden special weight contests on the New York circuit. Those efforts including a three-and-a-half-length defeat on a good track at Saratoga in August. The daughter of English Channel broke her maiden by nine-and-a-quarter-lengths at Kentucky Downs on her penultimate start and is taken to register a victory here following a respectable sixth in the Grade 2 Jessamine Stakes here earlier this month. 


Keeneland Early Pick 3

Race 1 – 2, 4
Race 2 – 5, 8
Race 3 – 4, 7

Stake – $2.00
Total Stake – $16.00

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