Keeneland Friday: God's Tipster picks a longshot in the Phoenix Stakes sprint, on the opening day of the meet
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Keeneland Friday: God's Tipster picks a longshot in the Phoenix Stakes sprint, on the opening day of the meet

The 8th race at Keeneland goes off at 5:10 pm EDT.

Thursday’s Race Recap from Belmont Park:

(All odds US)

Replays for Belmont Park can be found here:

Belmont Park:

Race 2: 1st@ 13.30/1 🔥🔥🔥🔥🎃

Race 3: 2nd@ 1.50/1

Race 5: SCRATCH

Our day began in EXCITING fashion as our first selection of the day - Vienna Code - went off at 13.30/1, stalked the pace and pounced to win by nearly 3 lengths ! In Race 3, Twelth Man ran his heart out but with two scratches, there was no speed left to press Trash Talker who went on to a clear-cut and decisive victory. Another WINNING day though for our members!

Before I get to Keeneland‘s races I wanted to take a moment to thank all my members for voting for me as Best Horse Race Betting Tipster 2021 - for the second year in a row. My acceptance speech is here - where I thank my members for making it all possible:

Let’s take a trip to Keeneland for opening day of their fall meet. Graded Stakes action on the agenda all weekend. We’re expecting partly cloudy skies with fast and firm conditions. Let’s get to the action!

Friday picks for Keeneland:

Race 8: Quick Tempo - 1 pt win (US Morning Line Odds: 20/1)

The Grade 2 Phoenix Stakes at 6 furlongs serves as a major prep race for the Breeder’s Cup Sprint which is now just a short month away and every year I feel like there’s a runner that comes from left field to surprise and run either first or second at long odds. This year I think that runner is Quick Tempo. Trainer Chris Davis isn’t a household name yet but he’s put together a nice 18% win year with 184 runners and is 1 for 5 in Graded Stakes efforts. As the runner who appears to have the best early speed, the rail is usually an advantageous position. Sure he lost to Special Reserve 3 races back but that one’s coming off a July 31 layoff and we know this isn’t his main goal so he may not be ready to fire his best shot. There are other speed runners in here but I’m going with Quick Tempo to out-sprint them all early and hang on to post a major upset in the Phoenix.

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