Saturday, September 3, 2022

Kentucky Downs

I Play Exacta Boxes

In races with 3 selections the total cost will be $6 for a $1 bet In races with 4 selections the total cost will be $12 for a $1 bet

The Win Candidates are in order from our top pick to our fourth (or third).

However, we root for the two biggest prices to run 1st and 2nd as it helps our payoffs in our exacta boxes. It does not matter to me if it is our top pick or our fourth- I am trying to make money!

If you have any questions just let me know,

Tom – support@battagliaspicks.com

RATING KEY:⭐⭐⭐ = GREAT BETTING RACE ⭐⭐ = GOOD BETTING RACE⭐ = BAD BETTING RACE

Race 1

Post: 1:25 PM ET Turf

1 Mile | Fillies | 2 Year Olds | MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT | Purse: $150,000 Exacta / $0.50 Trifecta / Superfecta / Double / $0.50 Pick 3 (Races 1-2-3) 14% Takeout $0.50 Pick 5 (Races 1-5)

Selections 2-7-8-10 Rating ⭐⭐

#2 What an Honor-has finished second in back to back to begin her career. Trainer Maker won 3 races here on opening day and adds blinkers.

#7 Strand of Gold-finished third in her debut last out at Gulfstream. Trainer Joseph won with 2 of his 4 starters here on opening day. He adds blinkers, a 22% winning move for him and we should get a good price.

#8 Yanira-first timer from the Ward barn who also won with 2 of his 4 starters here on opening day. The trainers of our top three picks won 7 of the 11 races on opening day.

#10 Bel Rosso-finished second in her debut last out missing by just a length and a half and looks for another in the money finish today.

Kentucky Downs – Race 1

#

Win

Place

Show

2

$8.52

$5.12

$2.98

7

.

$6.72

$4.80

10

.

.

$3.62

Results: 1 | ALL

Wager Type

Winning Numbers

Paid

$1.00 Exacta

2/7

$32.08

$0.50 Trifecta

2/7/10

$78.93

$0.10 Superfecta

2/7/10/9

$121.64

Race 2

Post: 1:58 PM ET Turf

6 1/2 Furlongs | Open | 3 Year Olds And Up | MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT | Purse: $150,000 Exacta / $0.50 Trifecta / Superfecta / Double / $0.50 Pick 3 (Races 2-3-4) 14% Takeout $0.50 Pick 4 (Races 2-3-4-5)

Selections 2-3-10-6 Rating ⭐⭐

#2 Rum ‘n Tonic-trainer Maker again whom we may have just cashed on. This colt missed by only 2 in his debut while racing over this course last year. He has the speed to be close from the start and Maker has started this short meet hot.

#3 Shipman-broke slow from the #12 post last out but rallied to miss by only 3 in third going a mile. He cuts back in distance, runs for 15% winning trainer and will be a good price.

#10 Derivative-missed by a neck in his debut then came off a 13 month layoff for his second start and missed by only 4 in 5th in a key race in which the top two finishers both came back to win. This one obviously needed that one and should improve.

#6 Truly Mischief-is coming off his career best while missing by only 2 in 4th while beating our third pick in the same key race last out. This gelding is improving and should run into the payoffs.

Kentucky Downs – Race 2

#

Win

Place

Show

2

$17.74

$8.70

$6.38

5

.

$7.58

$4.88

3

.

.

$3.76

Results: 1 | 2 | ALL

Wager Type

Winning Numbers

Paid

$1.00 Exacta

2/5

$80.53

$0.50 Trifecta

2/5/3

$131.11

$0.10 Superfecta

2/5/3/11

$894.10

$1.00 Double

2/2

$30.96

Race 3

Post: 2:31 PM ET Turf

7 Furlongs | Open | 3 Year Olds And Up | ALLOWANCE | Purse: $160,000 Exacta / $0.50 Trifecta / Superfecta / Double / $0.50 Pick 3 (Races 3-4-5)

Selections 4-7-6-5 Rating ⭐⭐

#4 Romancer-drew off to break his maiden by 6 then switched to the turf and has finished second in back to back including last out in a 500k stake in his first start over this course. He is coming off a 11 month layoff but is working well for his return and finds an easier field.

#7 Martini’nmoonshine-came off a 10 month layoff and missed by only 3 ¾ last out against a good field at Saratoga. He runs for 21% winning trainer, shows a fast work since his last race and should be a decent price.

#6 Dominican Pioneer-325k runner from the Ward barn got the money in his debut then finished 6th in back to back while catching muddy tracks both times. He switches to the turf today and will be a big price.

#5 Sense Shines– also from the Ward barn this gelding broke his maiden in his only start by 3 lengths. He is coming off a bullet work at Keeneland and will show speed.

Kentucky Downs – Race 3

#

Win

Place

Show

6

$14.56

$7.14

$5.04

7

.

$10.52

$6.08

8

.

.

$3.74

Results: 1 | 2 | 3 | ALL

Wager Type

Winning Numbers

Paid

$1.00 Exacta

6/7

$79.92

$0.50 Trifecta

6/7/8

$164.88

$0.10 Superfecta

6/7/8/1

$358.96

$1.00 Double

2/6

$113.80

$0.50 Pick-3

2/2/6

$204.10

Race 4

Post: 3:05 PM ET Turf

7 Furlongs | Open | 2 Year Olds | MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT | Purse: $150,000 Exacta / $0.50 Trifecta / Superfecta / Double / $0.50 Pick 3 (Races 4-5-6)

Selections 7-8-6-5 Rating ⭐⭐

#7 Swiss Guard-showed speed in his debut last out before tiring late at Saratoga. Asmussen is hitting at 23% with his maidens in their second start, he switches this one to the turf and he has speed.

#8 Six Missions– rallied to finish second in his debut last out missing by just a length and a quarter. Trainer is hitting at a big 26% with his maidens in their second start and has the one to beat.

#6 B Minor-first timer from the McPeek barn is working well for his debut and looks ready.

 #5 Miranda Rights- Showed speed in his debut while catching a muddy track at Ellis. He shows four good works since and will show his speed again today.

Race 5

Post: 3:39 PM ET Turf

1 5/16 Miles | Fillies and Mares | 3 Year Olds And Up | ALLOWANCE | Purse: $160,000 Exacta / $0.50 Trifecta / Superfecta / Double / $0.50 Pick 3 (Races 5-6-7) 14% Takeout $0.50 Pick 4 (Races 5-6-7-8)

Selections 9-5-8-11 Rating ⭐⭐

#9 Shad Nation-came off a 3 month layoff and missed by just a length and a quarter in a 100k stake at DEL then rallied to miss by just a length in a tough allowance race at Saratoga. She is making her third start back today and should be ready for her best at a price.

#5 Lovely Princess-came off a 3 month layoff, switched to the turf and fought for the lead before missing by just a length. She then came from just off the pace last out to get the money. She is improving and is the one to beat.

#8 Hatari-rallied to get the score two back for 40k then missed by 2 lengths when moving up to 50k. She is improving and will come running late at a price.

#11 Elle Est Forte-missed by a neck then a head in her last two and should run into the payoffs again today.

Kentucky Downs – Race 5

#

Win

Place

Show

9

$8.56

$4.54

$3.46

2

.

$7.06

$4.96

3

.

.

$5.68

Results: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | ALL

Wager Type

Winning Numbers

Paid

$1.00 Exacta

9/2

$36.22

$0.50 Trifecta

9/2/3

$187.53

$0.10 Superfecta

9/2/3/5

$249.54

$1.00 Double

12/9

$30.06

$0.50 Pick-3

6/12/9

$163.88

$0.50 Pick-4

2/6/12/9,13-16

$1,484.07

$0.50 Pick-5

2,13-16/2/6/12/9,13-16

$5,938.38

Race 6

Post: 4:13 PM ET Turf

6 1/2 Furlongs | Fillies and Mares | 3 Year Olds And Up | MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT | Purse: $150,000 Exacta / $0.50 Trifecta / Superfecta / Double / $0.50 Pick 3 (Races 6-7-8)

Selections 4-12-5-1 Rating ⭐⭐

#4 Parents Pride-stalked the leaders, moved to a neck off in the stretch but had to settle for second in her debut last out. Trainer is hitting at 30% with his maidens in their second start and should add to that with this filly.

#12 Aboukir Bay-finished second in three straight before hopping at the start last out and not firing. She cuts back in distance and looks for another in the money finish.

#5 Macadamia-did not fire as the beaten favorite last out but runs for 21% winning trainer and looks to make amends today.

#1 Cindylouwho-came off a year and a half layoff for her second career start last out, fought for the lead and missed by just a neck in game effort. She should show speed from the inside at a price.

Kentucky Downs – Race 6

#

Win

Place

Show

12

$27.66

$11.46

$7.82

1

.

$8.34

$5.56

9

.

.

$9.46

Results: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | ALL

Wager Type

Winning Numbers

Paid

$1.00 Exacta

12/1

$135.34

$0.50 Trifecta

12/1/9

$1,056.68

$0.10 Superfecta

12/1/9/5

$1,001.25

$1.00 Double

9/12

$73.62

$0.50 Pick-3

12/9/12

$385.72

Race 7

Post: 4:48 PM ET Turf

Aristocrat Gaming Juvenile Fillies S. 1 Mile | Fillies | 2 Year Olds | G STAKES | Purse: $500,000 Exacta / $0.50 Trifecta / Superfecta / Double / $0.50 Pick 3 (Races 7-8-9) 14% Takeout $0.50 Pick 5 (Races 7-11)

Selections 6-2-3-4 Rating ⭐⭐

#6 Chop Chop-230k filly drew off to get the money in her debut last out. She runs for 25% winning trainer Brad Cox and looks good for the repeat.

#2 Janis Joplin-missed by just a length and a half in her debut then finished third then second in two straight graded stakes at Saratoga. She switches to the turf and should be a good price.

#3 C C Cruise Control-finished 6th in her debut while racing on the dirt at Churchill. She then switched to the turf and drew off to win by 4 before not firing when switching back to the main track. She is back on the turf today and that will help her chances.

#4 Knockyoursocksoff-drew off to win by 3 in her debut last out. She runs for 22% winning trainer and will come running late.

Kentucky Downs – Race 7

#

Win

Place

Show

6

$10.22

$5.08

$3.72

5

.

$5.40

$3.62

3

.

.

$4.76

Results: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | ALL

Wager Type

Winning Numbers

Paid

$1.00 Exacta

6/5

$30.57

$0.50 Trifecta

6/5/3

$87.40

$0.10 Superfecta

6/5/3/4

$53.16

$1.00 Double

12/6

$105.17

$0.50 Pick-3

9/12/6

$218.56

NOTE RACES WERE CANCELED AFTER THE 7TH RACE

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