Ticker
  • Texas Chrome (2-1) bravely squeezed through on the rail for an Oklahoma Derby win.Posted 1 hour ago
  • Unbridled Mo (4-1) rides the rail to victory in the Remington Park Oaks.Posted 1 hour ago
  • Accelerate (1-1) rallies to win the Los Alamitos Derby (G2).Posted 1 day ago
  • Connect (10-1) upsets the Pennsylvania Derby.Posted 1 day ago
  • Songbird (1-5) gets win number 11 in the Cotillion (G1) at Parx Racing.Posted 1 day ago
  • Noholdingback Bear (3-1) wins the Gallant Bob (G3) at Parx Racing.Posted 1 day ago
  • 2015 Turf Champion Big Blue Kitten has been retired from racing, via the Chad Brown barn.Posted 4 days ago
  • No catching Sarah Sis (10-1) in the Presque Isle Downs Masters.Posted 6 days ago
  • Victory to Victory  7-1) pulls clear in the Grade 1 Natalma Stakes.Posted 7 days ago
  • Good Samaritan (3-1) rolls to a Breeders' Cup birth with a Summer Stakes win.Posted 7 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.

comments powered by Disqus