Horse Racing

Thursday’s Pony of the Day at Keenland: G3 Sycamore Stakes

Race 8: 1 ½ Mile. (Turf) G3 Sycamore Stakes

#13 Manitoulin (8/1) – We have a nice little graded stakes race on a Thursday and the Cornfather can’t wait to go price shopping. In great form this year, this gelding is 3/5 as a 4-year old and is coming off a win at Belmont where he is much the best.  In a race where many are not coming off their best efforts, the Cornfather will give the nod to the hot hand.  Jockey Florent Geroux will have to work out a trip from the 13 post, but FloGo is one of the best riders in the country on the grass.

Bonus Key Longshot #8 Hardest Core (12/1) – Don’t leave this old boy off your tickets at a big price.  He has the most back class in this field and he ran a big 2nd in a Grade 3 in his 2nd start off a year layoff in 2016, which is the exact same scenario he has today.  Trainer Edward Graham has a +2.34 ROI with shippers in 45 starts and the Cornfather won’t be surprised if this one is ready to run.

Win #13 Manitoulin

Key 13,8 in the exacta

13,8 / 1,2,3,6,9

1,2,3,6,9 / 13,8

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