McLean’s Selections Score Nicely At KY Downs on Thursday

(All smiles on Thursday / Selfie)

Well, well, well.

Isn’t great when all things end well?

We handicapped the full race card at KY Downs on Thursday, and we came away with a very nice “Return on Investment,” and a little more cash in our pockets. Hope you played along.

We had the winner of the 2nd race, and the first of our “Key Plays.” Fareeq was the odds-on favorite, but still returned $3.20, $2.60 and $2.20.

We also had the winner in the 5th race, and scored a nice exacta. The Third Sense returned $9.80, $6.00 and $3.40 and the $1 exacta returned a handy $26.70. Nice.

We came right back to nail the winner in the 6th race with another “Key Play of the Day.” This time Bohemian Bourbon was a single for us in the horizontal plays, as well, and helped us to a .50-cent Pick 3 return of $41.75. We nailed that several times. Bohemian Bourbon paid $9.60, $5.40 and $3.40 and the $1 exacta returned a whopping $67.00. Nailed it.

We saved our best for last, though. In the final race of the day, we had Cambeliza at odds of nearly 14-1. And, we had the exacta. The winner returned $29.60, $10 and $6.20 across the board, and the exacta booted $56.10 for each $1 played.


Very nice.

Already cashed out of the account and have the check headed home.

We are already kicking the tires for Saturday.

Come back and visit us.

We hope to have another big day.

Good Luck & All the Best/Gene

The horse broke well today,” Gaffalione said. “I had the horse inside, Dunph, going to the lead and then (Gun It) showed a little bit of speed. When I saw they were intent on going I just tried to get him back and got him to relax. He came back to me nicely and settled well down the backside. Got a little keen going into the far turn and wanted to move a little early. But I didn’t want to take too much away from him so I tried to sit as long as I could. He was waiting on horses down the lane but I kept him at task and there was plenty of horse there.”

“Mark (Casse, the trainer) and his team have done a great job,” Gaffalione said. “They’ve had a ton of confidence in this horse the whole way. It’s just an honor to be able to ride the horse. He’s just so professional, trains great and he’s a pleasure to be around.”

Tyler Gaffalione, Rode of War of Will to victory in the G2 Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds
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    Gene McLean

    Gene McLean began his professional career in 1977 as a sportswriter and columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader in Lexington, Ky., and was recognized as one of the state’s best writers, winning the prestigious “Sportswriter of the Year” honor in 1985. Now the President and Publisher of The Pressbox, McLean sets ...

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