Ticker
  • Cassatt hangs on to win the Houston Ladies Classic.Posted 8 hours ago
  • Alert Bay skims the rail to win the California Cup Turf Classic. Posted 11 hours ago
  • Mischief Clem edges Pulmarack in the California Cup Derby. Posted 13 hours ago
  • Birdatthewire rolls to a powerful victory in the Forward Gal. Posted 13 hours ago
  • Singing Kitty proves best in the California Cup Oaks. Posted 14 hours ago
  • Upstart begins his Kentucky Derby trail with an impressive win in the Holy Bull! Posted 14 hours ago
  • Consumer Credit rolls late in the Sweetest Chant.Posted 15 hours ago
  • Lochte wins a three horse photo in the Tampa Bay Stakes. Posted 15 hours ago
  • Barbados wears down X Y Jet to win the Hutcheson. Posted 15 hours ago
  • From last to first for Far Right in the Smarty Jones! Posted 5 days ago

An Exacta Play in Keeneland’s 7th

10/20/2013 9:50 AM
Track:
Author:

 

 It's incredibly rare when you can study a race and determine with conviction that the two best horses in the entire field are listed at morning line prices of 4/1 and 15/1. That is the case in today's seventh race at Keeneland, as Rope A Dope (4/1 morning line) and Laddie Boy (15/1 morning line) both appear to offer generous value on top of dominant form. 

 Special Offer on TimeformUS PPs | Learn how to use TimeformUS   

Laddie Boy has been blazing away on fast early paces against much better competition in each of his last two starts. The TimeformUS Pace Projector indicates that he owns a monumental pace advantage on this field and should have no problem establishing a loose early lead. 

TimeformUS Pace Projector

In his last two starts, Laddie Boy has run speed figures of 78 and 84. Only one other horse in today's field has ever run a figure faster than a 75, and that horse is Rope A Dope.

Rope A Dope won his career debut like a very good thing in one of those rich Maiden Special Weight races at Kentucky Downs with a purse of $90,000.  In that debut, Rope A Dope was assigned a joint field-best speed figure of 84. Trainer Wayne Catalano is one of the best in the business, and he has a spectacular array of trainer ratings with route horses. Rope A Dope has an excellent Pedigree Rating of 89 for synthetic routes and should relish the added ground today. 

Laddie Boy and Rope A Dope clearly stand out from their opposition, and given their morning line prices, this is one of the most exciting betting races of the entire meet.

Betting Strategy: Exacta Box of Laddie Boy and Rope A Dope.

Add a Comment

Please login first before adding a comment.