Keeneland Day 1: Friday, October 6, 2017

Robert LaPenta, Ron Moquett, and Head of Plains Partners, LLC’s Whitmore will try to reach the winner’s circle for the first time since May in Friday’s $250,000 Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes (G3) at Keeneland. Photo by Coady Photography

Keeneland Full-Card Analysis & Selections by John M. Gaver III: Friday, October 6, 2017

Keeneland Race Course will hit the ground running when it commences its 2017 Fall Meet with “Fall Stars Weekend”, a three-day black type smorgasbord featuring nine graded stakes races–five of which are grade one affairs–and stakes purse money totaling $3.75 million taking place on October 6-8. Eight “Fall Stars” stakes are Breeder’s Cup Challenge races, the final opportunity for many horses to earn a berth into the Breeder’s Cup on November 3-4 at Del Mar.

The Friday, October 6 opening day program at Keeneland has 10 races on tap highlighted by the $400,000 Darley Alcibiades (G1), for two-year-old fillies going a mile and a sixteenth on the main track, and the $250,000 Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes (G2), for three-year-olds and upward going six-furlongs on dirt.

The Green Sheet gave out three winners on Sunday’s 10-race, closing day program at Churchill Downs and had a cold $116 superfecta in the third race on the card.

For the 2017 Churchill  Downs September Meet, The Sheet went went 34-for-109 for a 31 percent strike rate and had a positive 17 percent return on investment (ROI*), or a flat-bet profit of 33 cents for each two dollars wagered on its top selections. At the stand, The Sheet’s picks finished in the money 56 percent of the time

John M. Gaver III

For FREE full-card analysis and selections for the Friday, October 6 program at Keeneland, 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: “Moving Up To The Start,” by Sir Alfred J. Munnings (British, 1878-1959)

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