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Submitted by Hank Goldberg on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 3:27 PM

Hank Goldberg
Thursday, 10/4

Shippers, Surface Switches, Breeders’ Cup Qualifiers Can Lay Down A Landmine For Bettors. Let Hammerin’ Hank Help You Safely Beat The Public.

On Friday, (October 5th) Keeneland’s Fall Race Meet opens for what must be recognized as the MOST ACTION PACKED 17 DAYS OF RACING ALL YEAR.

In just a short period of time this high profile meet matches the best horses, trainers and jockeys anywhere in the nation. Yes, Belmont Park and Santa Anita remain prominent with big time racing of their own. But day-to-day from Friday October 5 until Sunday, October 28, I can tell you from experience, there is no better short range opportunity to PILE UP BIG PROFIT in a hurry than there is at Keeneland.

And I will waste no time in getting started because year in and year out the opening three days of the meet have provided myself and my clients with a great starting bankroll for the meet as well as a solid stash from which to bet the Breeders’ Cup, which comes a week after the meet ends and just a short distance away at Churchill Downs on Friday November 2nd and Saturday, November 3rd.

The 31 races that will be run this Friday through Sunday (10-11-10 respectively) are highlighted by no fewer than 9 Stakes races of ultimate importance. Each of these 9 races will grant automatic qualification to the Breeders’ Cup for the winner. And what a lineup.  

10/5 – Phoenix Stakes (KEENE) – BC Sprint
10/5 – Alcibiades Stakes (KEENE) – BC Juvenile Fillies
10/6 – First Lady Stakes (KEENE) – BC Filly & Mare Turf
10/6 – Thoroughbred Club Of America Stakes (KEENE) – BC F&M Sprint
10/6 – Breeders’ Futurity Stakes (KEENE) – BC Juvenile
10/6 – Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes (KEENE) – BC Mile

10/7 – Indian Summer Stakes (KEENE) – BC Juvenile Turf Sprint
10/7 – Spinster Stakes (KEENE) – BC Distaff
10/7 – Dixiana Bourbon Stakes (KEENE) – BC Juvenile Turf

Last year I cashed at least one ticket in 7 of the 9 races…including 3 of the 4 on Saturday.

Among our BIG HITS were:

Friday – October 6th (PHOUENIX STAKES)
Whitmore – WIN $8.80…Limousine Liberal – 3rd Trifecta $452.00…Awesome Banner – 2nd Exacta $151.00
Saturday – October 7 (FIRST LADY STAKES)
Hawksmoor – 2nd Exacta $216.20…Roca Rojo – 3rd Trifecta $680.80…Zipessa – WIN $35.20
Sunday - October 8 (SPINSTERS STAKES)
Romantic Vision – WIN $14.80…Martini Glass – 2nd Exacta $101.20

Stakes races Plus Back Up Exotics
Daily Doubles, Pick 3’s
Plus Saturday’s All Stakes Pick 4


The 9 Stakes races cited above will of course draw much of the attention, but the opportunities provided to bettors by this meet are spectacular.

I mentioned above that in handicapping these races the public has to navigate a landmine. First of all, what does one do when the meet is an arrival point from shippers from all over the country and even Europe?

Just look at the list of where last year’s 30 winners last raced.

Kentucky Downs – 9
Churchill Downs – 7
Saratoga – 4
Ellis Park – 3
Laurel, Charles Town, Indiana Grand, Canterbury, Arlington Park, Leopardstown (Ire.), First Time Starter (1 each.)

Obviously without the kind of connecting matchups, the history of one track to another trends, the knowledge of which trainers used their last races as preps to bring out a peak performance both in the Breeders Cup Qualifiers and the other featured high profile races of this meet, the public has no chance.

I am certainly not so humble as to not tell you that I have those connections. I have the knowledge. I have been doing it on the national scene and on major network TV (ESPN, ABC, NBC) for decades. And it is not about patting myself on the back…IT IS ABOUT MAKING US MONEY! And what money there is to be made over the course of this opening weekend.

Let me leave you with this. Year in and year out the average bettor is not ready for the opening days of this meet. Year in and year out the average payoffs exceed national average returns. And the fields are so well matched with a number of hidden form contenders that even when the favorite wins there is plenty of money to be won in the exotics.

Case in point was the Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity last year. Favored Free Drop Billy won and paid $5.00, but sleeper longshots like Bravazo and Lone sailor (each made it to the Triple Crown trail) underneath combined for a $172.00 Exacta, $1,966.60 Trifecta and $19,539.80 Superfecta.    

Last year the averages for the 3 days were:
WIN - $13.12
EXACTA - $79.20
TRIFECTA - $498.08
SUPERFECTA - $3,126.00

Get tied on for a great 17 day Keeneland Meet with plenty of Hammerin’ Hank Goldberg Profit Taking!



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