Days Picks 9 / 3-2-7
2024 Overall — 779 779 / 237-252-343
Win % of Top Pick 30.42%
Payoff % of Top 3 Picks Overall 35.60%
2024 Only / Top Pick in the Money Overall — 467-779 59.95%
2024 Only / Top Pick in the Money @ CD — 170-271 62.73%
2024 Only / Top Pick in the Money @ HI — 30-46 65.22%
2024 Only / Top Pick in the Money @ KEE — 19-26 73.08%
2024 Only / Top Pick in the Money @ TP — 224-400 56.00%
2024 Only / Top Pick in the Money @ FG — 12-18 66.67%
2024 Only / Top Pick in the Money @ PIM — 6-9 66.67%
2024 Only / Top Pick in the Money @ Bel — 6-9 66.67%
2024 Only / Top Pick Wins @ CD — 92-271 33.95%
2024 Only / Top Pick Wins @ HI — 12-46 26.09%
2024 Only / Top Pick Wins @ KEE — 8/26 30.77%
2024 Only / Top Pick Wins @ TP — 110-400 27.50%
2024 Only / Top Pick Wins @ FG — 8-18 44.44%
2024 Only / Top Pick Wins @ PIM — 5-9 55.56%
2024 Only / Top Pick  Wins @ Bel — 2-9 22.22%
2024 Only / “Key Horses” @ HI — 10/5-4-1 50.00% Win / 100.00% ITM
2024 Only / “Key Horses” @ KEE — 2/2-0-0 100.00% Win / 100.00% ITM
2024 Only / “Key Horses” @ TP  — 39/ 13-10-6 33.33% Win / 74.36% ITM
2024 Only / “Key Horses” @ FG — 1 / 0-0-0 00.00% Win / 00.00% ITM
2024 Only / “Key Horses” @ CD — 27/ 9-5-6 33.33% Win / 74.07%
2024 Ojnly / “Key Horses” @ Bel — 3/0-1-2 00.00% Win / 100.00% ITM
2024 Only / “Key Horses” Overall 83/ 29-20-15 34.94% Win / 77.11% ITM

(Stats to be updated)

Here’s our looks at the impressive card pulled together on the Eve of the 2024 G3 Indiana Oaks and G3 Indiana Derby.

Super racing upcoming. For sure.

Super day of racing upcoming. Without doubt.

Super weather upcoming. TBD.

Here’s our choices, and why:

1st: 5/2/1-6/3-4/7…The first “Key Play of the Day” comes in the very first race of the day at Horseshoe Indianapolis. I go with The Princess Says (5). This 4YO Collected filly gets the services of the meet’s top rider and this one has speed to utilize, too. Drops to the “bargain bin” here for the first time ever. Looks much the best. I bet the 5 across the board and double down on the win wager. I key the 5 over/under the 2-1-6-3-4 in the exactas. 

2nd: 4/6-7/1/2-5…The second “Key Play of the Day” comes in the second race of the day and I line up with Hitchpin (4). This 5YO gelding comes in really searching for that first win. After 19 tries. Hard to get aggressive with one like that. But this one drops from the MSW ranks here and does have 3 seconds and 3 thirds over this track in 13 tries. Chance. I like. I bet the 4 to win/place/show and then key the 4 over/under the 6-7-1-2-5. 

3rd: 7-3-5/(8)/2-1/4/6…Jungle Cat (7) looks the best here for me and a trainer who is doing much better in other locations than here this meet, so far. Look for that % to change a lot. Soon. Gets a top grass rider up and I like this one dropping to a career low level, too. In 8 turf tries, this one has 2 runner-ups and 2 more thirds. I bet the 7 across the board and double down on the win wager. I box the 7-3-5 in the exactas and then key the top 3 numbers over/under the 8 in two smaller units. 

4th: 6-2/1-4/3///5…Luckies Joy (6) goes for a perennial top trainer on these grounds. Having a bit of a slow start to this meet, but look for this one to pick up speed soon. This 4YO gelding has plenty of speed to carry, as well, and has gone 3-2-2 in 11 previous runs here. My solid choice. I bet the 6 across and double down on the win wager. I will key the 6 over/under the 2-1-4-3 in the exactas. 

5th: 9-2/8-7/5-10/12-4/1/11…Gianno (9) is my “Upset Special of the Day.” This 3YO gelding is listed at 6-1 in the ML and gets the series of a clever rider, who has gone 0-1-0 in 3 mounts this meet. But looks to have the talent to fit this one nicely. This trainer has won with .23% this year after the first 127 starts. Is 0-1-0 in 3 starts here. That’s likely to change. Quickly. I bet the 9 across and then box the 9-2 in the exactas. I will key the 9-2 over/under the 8-7-5-10-12-4 in two smaller units. 

6th: 8-9-2/(13)-5-1-10/7…Small Town Accent (8) has run one time before and the Indiana-bred was made the favorite by post-time. Ran a credible 3rd after pushing the early pace and tiring a bit. Should be fitter here and the barn wins with .11% out of the last 44 with the 2nd start. Look out here. Off Pitch (9) goes for the Brisset barn and they are having a very solid year. This one will make the debut after training solidly at KEE all summer, to date. Like this one, too. I bet the 8-9 across the board and then box the top 3 in the exactas. I will key the 8-9-2 over/under the 13-5-1-10 in two smaller units.

7th: 5/8-4/1-6/2-3//7…Clarksville Handicap…The next “Key Play of the Day” comes here with Medalla Match (5). This 6YO mare goes for a top trainer in the game today and ships in from Saratoga where she ran in a G2 the last time out. That’s top company right there. Has never run over this sod before, but this one has run in Stakes at Churchill Downs and the Fair Grounds, as well. Very tough out in both of those. My solid pick. I bet the 5 across the board and double down on the win wager. I will key the 5 over/under the 8-4-1-6-2-3 in the exactas. More with the 8-4 than the rest. 

8th: 8/2/1-7-9/4-6//5/3…William Garrett Handicap…The final “Key Play of the Day” comes here with a 5YO gelding who has already won nearly $1.5 million — including the 2023, G1 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint. How do you go against the credentials of this guy — Nobals (8). The gelding with the clever name did run 2nd in the 2023 debut at Turfway Park and over the AW. But inn 10 lifetime tries over the sod, this one has a 5-1-0 mark and has $1.1 million in earnings. Regular rider ships in for the trip, too. I bet the 8 to win/place and double down on the win/place. I will key the 8 over/under the 2-1-7-9-4-6 in the exactas. More with the 2 than the rest. 

Good Luck & All the Best / Gene