(Jose Ortiz, left, and Julie Leparoux are tied with 10 wins apiece at this Keeneland Fall meet / Photos Courtesy of Keeneland)
|2018 Overall 1575||584-569-690|
|Win % of Top Pick||37.08%|
|Payoff % of Top 3 Picks Overall||39.01%|
|Top Selection ITM / KEE: 81-124||65.32%|
|Top Selection Win / KEE 45-124||36.29%|
|“Key Horses”: 9-4-2 in 17 races||52.94%|
We had a really good Sunday. But, then again, we always do, no matter what.
Out of the 9 races we handicapped at Keeneland on the First Day of the Week, we hit 5 winners. Didn’t fare well in the Exacta category, with only two cashes. One of those was worth $23 for each $1 wagered. But, so far through this meet, we are having some good experiences. Our top selection has hit the board 65.32% of the time. Our top pick is winning at a 36.29 rate. And, our “Key Plays” have won 9 out of 17 and been on the board 15 times. Our win rate in that category is nearly 53%.
So, we will take a couple of days to recharge the batteries and work on our Breeders’ Cup — as the Pre-Entries are announced at 11:30 a.m. ET today. Tune into www.breederscup.com to catch the live feed.
As for the “Jockey’s Race” this Fall at Keeneland, here’s a look at the current Leader Board, with a couple of notes of interest:
- Jose Ortiz and Julien Leparoux are currently tied for the most wins this meet, with 10 each. But a youngster, Tyler Gaffalione, is still very much in the hunt with 9 trips to the winner’s circle.
- Gaffalione, who shipped in from Gulfstream to ride this meet, is currently holding a commanding lead in total purses won this meet. His horses have earned over $1,099,000 in 52 mounts. That gives him about a $250,000 edge over Florent Geroux in that category.
- Edgar Morales, an apprentice rider, is making a name for his game this meet, as well. In 44 rides this meet, he has 7 wins, a second and 5 thirds. His horses have earned over $200,000 in purses, as well.
|3||Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr.||65||6||6||10||$725,998||9%||22||34%|
|4||Jose L. Ortiz||65||10||12||8||$677,214||15%||30||46%|
|5||Julien R. Leparoux||64||10||5||6||$624,793||16%||21||33%|
|8||Ricardo Santana, Jr.||62||6||4||7||$471,187||10%||17||27%|
|11||John R. Velazquez||14||3||3||0||$423,840||21%||6||43%|
|13||Corey J. Lanerie||71||3||8||8||$318,052||4%||19||27%|
|22||Calvin H. Borel||17||1||2||3||$155,659||6%||6||35%|
|23||Mike E. Smith||6||0||0||1||$137,234||0%||1||17%|
|24||Fernando De La Cruz||1||1||0||0||$120,000||100%||1||100%|
(Statistics Courtesy of Equibase)