Kentucky Downs Day 1: Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Isabelle de Tomaso’s Irish Strait is the 2-1 morning line favorite for Wednesday’s $400,000 Tourist Mile Stakes on opening day at Kentucky Downs. Photo by Bill Denver/Equi-Photo

Kentucky Downs Full-Card Analysis and Selections by John Gaver III: Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Kentucky Downs Spot Play Of The Day: Wednesday, September 6, 2017

John M. Gaver III

The five-day, all-turf boutique race meet at Kentucky Downs in Franklin, Ky. will commence in earnest on Wednesday, September 6 with a 10-race program choc-full of entries highlighted by four stakes races–the $400,000 Tourist Mile Stakes, the $350,000 Fasig-Tipton Turf Showcase Juvenile Stakes, the $350,000 Exacta Systems Juvenile Fillies Stakes, and the $150,000 One Dreamer Stakes.

Post time for the first of 10 races on Wednesday’s program–a card originally scheduled to have run on Saturday, September 2 but was rescheduled due to inordinate amounts of rain–is 1:25 P.M. Central. The weather forecast for Franklin, Ky. on September 6 is sunny to partly cloudy with a high of 71 degrees. Winds will be from the northwest at speeds of 10-to-15 miles-per-hour.

With over $8 million up for grabs at the meet–an average in excess of $1.68 million daily–the purses at Kentucky Downs are the best in the country and attract full, competitive fields with a plethora of wagering opportunities. Additionally, Kentucky Downs has the lowest overall takeout–the percent taken off the top of each dollar wagered before the winning bettors are paid–of any racetrack in the country.

In 2017, Kentucky Downs will host live racing on Thursday, September 7; Saturday, September 9; Sunday, September 10; and Thursday, September 14. Post time is 1:25 P.M. Central (2:25 P.M. Eastern) daily.

For FREE full-card analysis and selections for the Wednesday, September 6 program at Kentucky Downs, click HERE. Check out my best bet on the card with the Spot Play Of The Day, complete with a wagering strategy.


Header image: “Start Of A Steeplechase,” oil on canvas by Sir Alfred J. Munnings (British, 1878-1959)

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