2020-EAST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks

July 08, 2020

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KEENELAND RACE COURSE Race #6

Wednesday 07/08 03:50 PM Eastern

Bet this race at Diamond SportsTop pick: #2 (GREYES CREEK) (3-1) - This lightly raced $850,000 son of 'Pioneer of the Nile' looked sharp when breaking his maiden at this distance June 12 at Churchill. Stretch runner from the barn of Chad Brown has a ground-saving post, and this 4yo is making back-to-back starts for the first time since the Fall of 2018. I like his chances.

2nd pick: #9 (Andesite) (5-2) - One of four 3yos taking on older rivals, he's been idle since missing by three lengths in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) Nov. 1 at Santa Anita. Stakes placed in two starts prior to that, he's training steadily and is an obvious threat if ready.

3rd pick: #6 (Lake Nakuru) (8-1) - No speed type is racing second off almost a six-month layoff and is capable of getting a share of this at a big price. A fast and/or contested pace would be beneficial for his late-running style.

4th pick: #4 (Mantra) (30-1) - He was only beaten by 2.5 lengths at this level going nine furlongs at Churchill June 20, and his stalking style could see him getting a piece of this at large odds.

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