Kentucky Downs Day 4: Sunday, September 10, 2017

Anderson Stables LLC’s Parlor is the 3-1 morning line choice in Sunday’s $350,000 Exacta Systems Dueling Grounds Derby at Kentucky Downs. Photo by Coady Photography

Kentucky Downs Full-Card Analysis and Selections by John Gaver III: Sunday, September 10, 2017

John M. Gaver III

Sunday’s 10-race program at Kentucky Downs in Franklin, Ky. is highlighted by a pair of lucrative black-type affairs–the $200,000 Dueling Grounds Oaks for three-year-old fillies and the $350,000 Exacta Systems Dueling Grounds Derby for three-year-olds. Both races will be contested at one mile and five-sixteenths trips on the turf.

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.

The Green Sheet gave out three winners on Saturday’s 10-race program at Kentucky Downs including Dark Arden, who got up in the shadow of the wire to annex yesterday’s sixth race and returned a healthy $15.20 to win. On the day, The Sheet had a positive 58 percent return on investment (ROI*), or a flat-bet profit of $1.16 for each $2 wagered on its top picks on the card.

For FREE full-card analysis and selections for the Sunday, September 10 program at Kentucky Downs, click HERE.

*Return on investment is calculated by placing a hypothetical $2 win wager on all top selections and dividing the net profit by the total amount wagered.


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

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