(With my son, Brad, at the Louisville Thoroughbred Society for Saturday’s activities and the Preakness Stakes)

Churchill Downs on Saturday, May 15:

Total Day Results 11 / 4-3-6
2021 Overall 747 747 / 270-272-314
Win % of Top Pick 36.14%
Payoff% of Top 3 Picks Overall 38.20%
2021 Top Pick in the Money Overall — 482-747 64.52%
2021 Top Selection ITM / CD 81-120 67.50%
2021 Top Selections Win / CD 49-120 40.83%
“Key Horses” @ CD 11 / 6-2-0 54.55% Win / 72.73% ITM
“Key Horses” in 2021 113 / 50-26-8 44.25% Win / 74.34% ITM

Pimlico on Saturday, May 15:

Total Day Results 13 / 5-5-5
2021 Overall 760 760 / 275-277-319
Win % of Top Pick 36.18%
Payoff% of Top 3 Picks Overall 38.20%
2021 Top Pick in the Money Overall — 491-760 64.61%
2021 Top Selection ITM / CD 81-120 67.50%
2021 Top Selections Win / CD 49-120 40.83%
“Key Horses” @ CD 11 / 6-2-0 54.55% Win / 72.73% ITM
“Key Horses” in 2021 116 / 51-27-8 43.97% Win / 74.14% ITM

Overall on Saturday, we handicapped 24 races for your (and, of course, mine) use and considerations. Overall, we had 9 winners, 8 seconds, and 11 thirds. We also cashed on 18 Exactas. That’s 18.

Not a bad day.

At our home base, Churchill Downs, we scored with Exactas that returned $109.30, $21.30, $12.30, $46.80, $29.70, $25.50, $16.50 and $14.80 for each $1 played correctly. And, we finished with back-to-back winners on the card. Our lone “Key Play of the Day” ran 2nd.

At Pimlico, we did “NOT” play any of the horses trained by Bob Baffert. And, we enjoyed ourselves immensely.

We hit for exactas that cashed $13.50, $5.30, $19.10, $9.90, $51.60, $8.80, $7.40, $46.00, $19.00 and $49.30 for each $1 played right. And, we finished with a flurry by combining for a very nice exacta on the Preakness Stakes.

We are taking Sunday off to refresh the batteries just a bit. Sorry for any inconvenience. Hope you enjoy the day at Churchill Downs.

I will see you later this week.

We will be ready for more.

Good Luck & All the Best / Gene