Days Results 9 / 3-2-5
2023 Overall — 352 352 / 112-117-160
Win % of Top Pick 31.82%
Payoff % of Top 3 Picks Overall 36.84%
2023 Only / Top Pick in the Money Overall — 208-352 59.09%
2023 Only / Top Pick in the Money @ TP — 180-305 59.02%
2023 Only / Top Pick Wins @ TP 96-305 31.48%
2023 Only / “Key Horses” @ TP 31/16-7-3 51.61% Win / 83.87% ITM
2023 Only / “Key Horses” @ FG 5/1-1-1 20.00% Win / 60.00% ITM
2023 Only / “Key Horses” @ GP 4/4-0-0 100.00% Win / 100.00% ITM
2023 Only / “Key Horses” @ OP 1/1-0-0 100.00% Win / 100.00% ITM
2023 Only / “Key Horses” Overall 44/22-8-4 50.00% Win / 77.27% ITM

Here’s our looks at the Turfway Park card for this Wednesday night. This “Hump Day” special is coming our way thanks to a cancellation a couple of weeks ago for a horrid wind storm.

So, we add tonight’s card to make up the deficit.

Here’s our thoughts:

1st: 2-11/10-4/7-3-9/1-6…Connelmaura (2) gets the nod in the ole’ lid-lifter at the new and improved Turfway Park on this “Hump Day Special.” This 3YO daughter of Free Drop Billy ran at this same level last time out and just tired in the stretch drive. Will make the 2nd start off a claim, and this barn wins with .33% of the last 12 to do that. Also the 2nd start at the route distance. Last time should help here. Rider is a bit suspect, but this one figures here with a conditioning improvement. Ellie Deli (11) was claimed for this same price tag last time out. New barn wins with .11% of the last 9 to make the barn debut. Gets the blinkers off and a new rider up. Chance. I bet the 2-11 across the board and then box these two in the exactas. I will key the 2-11 over/under the 10-4-7-3-9 in two smaller units. 

2nd: 9-3-4/5/6-11-(13)/1-7-12/10/8…Timehascome (9) was claimed last time out and this new barn operator wins with .31% of the last 77 to make the first start for the new trainer. Has speed and should rock and roll early and often. This barn wins with .26% when cutting back from a route to a sprint, too. Look out. The Boatman (3) ran third at this same price point last time out. Gets a new rider up here and he has some success in the last 8 starts for the barn operation. Has some speed. Stalker will get a good jump. Southern Sense (4) goes for a trainer who has had a superb meet. Has 2 wins and 2 thirds in just 7 starts, but that equates to a win mark of .29%. Nearly broke the MCL last time out. I bet the 9-4 across the board and then box the top 3 in the exactas. I will key the top three numbers over/under the 5 in two smaller units. 

3rd: 5/1-8/7/3-4/2-6-10…The first “Key Play of the Night” comes here with Golden Survivor (5). This 4YO gelding has run over this strip four previous times. Has a 2nd and two 3rds on the resume. Will make 2nd start for the new barn, which wins with .27% when going for the second time after a claim purchase.Will come very late in the proceedings. If this one gets a clean lane to run late? Look out. I bet the 5 across and double down on the win wager. I will key the 5 over/under the 1-8-7-3-4 in the exactas. More with the 1-8 than the rest. 

4th: 10-11-6/8-12/3-2-7-1/4-9/5…Hold My Crown (10) gets Lasix for he first time and the barn wins with half of those kind. Gets a new rider up here and has been training well since the last race at KY Downs last September. Should appreciate the price drop, as well. Look out here. Trainer has gone 5-5-2 in 25 starts this meet. Theteasergotloose (11) sounds like a horse that my good friend and top barrister Bill Hoskins should represent. But that’s another story for another day. But William Shatner may not find that story quite as funny as I do. Nonetheless, this 3YO filly will make the first start for the new trainer and will drop into the MCL ranks for the first time. Both of those moves may assist the effort. Has some stalk-ability. Texas Princess (6) will make the career debut here. Barn has gone 0-for-4 in first time starters. But this one has a sold breeding program and some super nice works to help boost some confidence. I give a shot. I bet the 10-6 across the board and then box the top 3 numbers in the exactas. I will key the top 3 numbers over/under the 8-12 in two smaller units. 

5th: 5-2/3/4-12-(13)/1-6//7-11-(14)…Sun Daddy (5) would be the #5 horse in the #5 race. Can’t go wrong, right? This one ran huge last time out and has 4 top-2 finishes in the last 5 races. Looks the part. Acts the part. Rider has been super cold all meet, but has handled this one nicely. In 3 previous starts here? Has a win and a second. My pick. Kentucky Cool (2) won by 10 lengths when racing here on Feb. 22. Beat 10 others that day, too. Looks really good right now and might want to ride the hot hand. I bet the 5 across the board and then box the 5-2 in the exactas. Sternly. Stern. Ly. I will key the 5-2 over/under the 3-4-12-13 in two smaller units, as well.

6th: 1-6/3-8/5/2-7-4…One Giant Leap (1) could make one giant run in this event on Wednesday. This 3Yo Will Take Charge colt gets Lasix for the first time and will start for the first time since KEE last October. Ran super well to be 2nd in that one. Rider and trainer have teamed up to go 2-0-0 in the last 5 starts together and this colt had a super work on March 4 over this track. Adds up for me. Amanwalksintoabar (6) nearly won at this same level last time out on Feb. 4. New rider takes the reins here and this one returns as a beaten favorite. Barn wins with .24% of the last 191 to qualify for that category. Chance. I bet the 1-6 across the board and then box these two in the exactas. I will key the 1-6 over/under the 3-8-5 in two smaller units. 

7th: 8/3-6-7/2/10/1-9-11/4/5…The next “Key Play of the Night” comes here with O’Babe (8), who just may be the “Longshot Play of the Night,” as well. This one is listed at 15-1 in the ML by our good friends at Brisnet.com. But this one will get blinkers on. Get Lasix for the first time. And, gets a new rider for the Tapeta debut. Lots of changes here, and this Minnesota-bred has run well before. I give a big shot at a long price here. I bet the 8 across the board and double down on the win wager. I will key the 8 over/under the 3-6-7-2-10 in the exactas. More with the 3-6-7 than the rest. 

8th: 11-(13)-7/5-4-8-1/3-10/2-9-12…The finale is a 1-mile event over the AW surface and I will lean on Panorama Truck (11). This 4YO gelding has run here twice before. Has 2 seconds on the record. Both times, this one was right in the mix till the ending strides. Trainer has gone 2-2-0 in the last 4 outs, too. Big shot, in my book. I bet the 11 across the board and then box the 11-13-7 in the exactas. I will key the 11 over/under the 13-7-5-4-8-1 in two smaller units. 

Good Luck & All the Best / Gene