Capital OTB’s “Featured Race of the Day”

Every racing day, Capital OTB will be providing you with a “Featured Race of the Day”. We will identify the pace of the race, tactical advantages, key percentages, recent trends, and other helpful hints. All for the purposes of seeing you win big!

 

See below today’s “Featured Race of the Day”

 

Wednesday 10-17-2018

Keeneland Race 6

5 ½ F Turf

Allowance

Purse:$71,000

Pace Factor

The pace of the race should be set by #4 Linburgh’s Kitten. The horses taking stalking roles should be #5 Tommytom, #7 Totally Boss and #10 Snapper Sinclair. The horses that have shown closing speed are #8 Student Body Left and #9 Savage Battle.

Key Percentages

#4 Linburgh’s kitten … listed jockey is winning at a 17% clip.

Recent Trends

#9 Savage Battle … Horse has run in the money every attempt at the distance.

Overall View

Another week of racing at Keeneland starts Wednesday afternoon. Race six is a turf sprint and the race is very competitive on paper. Snapper Sinclair returns to the racing action for trainer Steve Asmussen and he will have a different approach this race. The connections are going to sprint on the grass with Snapper Sinclair, a horse that was trying to be eligible for the Kentucky Derby. Making the Turf/Dirt Sprint/Route move, Asmussen is winning 20% of those starts. Snapper Sinclair has raced much better, but there are several question marks with him in this spot. How will he react to the new surface, the new distance and racing against older company for the first time in his career? Sharm El Sheikh comes into the race after running in the money twice at Kentucky Downs. He has shown closing speed in these races and will run at Keeneland for the third time. Leparoux gets the mount, and he is having a great Keeneland meet and he has a real contender today that should be flying late in the race. Jose Ortiz is up on what looks to be the pace setter in the pace. Linburgh’s Kitten will go out for Mike Maker and Ken and Sarah Ramsey. Jose wired a couple fields sprinting at Keeneland last week and has a real chance this afternoon riding a horse that won an allowance race at Kentucky Downs last time out.

Picks: 2-10-4-6

Sullivan Crotty

About Sullivan Crotty

Sullivan grew up two blocks from Saratoga Race Course, got involved with horse racing from his father at a young age, who used to breed and own race horses. Graduated from Christian Brothers Academy in Albany, NY. He played college football at Assumption College in Worcester, MA.

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