McLean’s Updated Handicapping Statistics After Sunday’s Races

Day Results10/3-5-5
2019 Overall 1,3051,305/458-470-587
Win % of Top Pick35.10%
Payoff % of Top 3 Picks Overall38.70%
2019 Top Pick in the Money –854 of 1,30565.44%
Top Selection ITM / CD Nov 71-11263.39%
Top Selection Win / CD Nov 43-11238.39%
“Key Horses” @ CD Nov 17/7-4-041.18%
“Key Horses” in 2019 206-79-41-2238.35%

We were able to notch three wins on Sunday, one of the most beautiful days in the history of the  Bluegrass. Nothing could damper the spirit or the day.

In addition to finding three winners, we were able to hit for exactas that returned $13.60, $25.20, $15.10, $55.10 and $9.60 for each $1 played.

Our numbers are solid so far for this November race meet at Churchill Downs. But we are hoping to finish things off by the end of the month with a real flurry. Not flurries, mind you. We are supposed to have some of those things starting to spit around a bit on Tuesday.

We will be back at it on Wednesday. See you then.

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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