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    Jeremy Plonk

    Jeremy Plonk has worked in the racing industry professionally for 23 years and has been a statistical consultant to Keeneland, Del Mar and Oaklawn Park, as well as NBC Sports and ESPN. He has been a national racing columnist for ESPN.com and Daily Racing Form and is the owner of Horse Player NOW, creator of the Night School national fan education program. A former chart caller for Equibase, he continues to be a public handicapper in the Horse Player NOW BUZZ report.


    Friday, April 28, 2017

    Jeremy Plonk’s Keeneland Keys for Friday, April 28

     

    What to Watch for Today: Goodbyes are never easy, but they feel better with more cash in your pocket. Let’s make closing day a success! The featured G3 Bewitch Stakes will be Race 9 of 10 today with a $200,000-guaranteed late pick four pool. In fact, let’s use today’s final blog to attack the pick fours on the card – as well as the pick five.

     

    Today’s Keeneland NOW live podcast: Join Caton Bredar and me from noon-12:30 pm ET as we preview the entire day’s action in a 30-minute daily preview at Keeneland.com (http://www.keeneland.com/racing/racing-live-coverage). Miss the live premiere? Get the archive immediate thereafter with a link from @Keenelandracing on Twitter or at the live racing page at Keeneland.com.

     

    My Selections: You can get my top 3 picks in each race on the track simulcast feed before each race as well on the Keeneland.com handicappers’ consensus page. Also look for final, up to the minute adjustments by following @Keenelandracing as I live Tweet throughout the card.

     

    Chat Us Up: Join the live chat at Keeneland.com (http://www.keeneland.com/racing/racing-live-coverage) each day beginning at 12:45 pm ET through the end of the card and converse with other horseplayers as well as me and my team from Horse Player NOW.

     

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    Keeneland Handicapping 101:

     

    Here are my approaches to the Friday multi-race sequences.

     

    Early Pick Four (Races 2-5)

     

    Race 2: 3,6,2

    Race 3: 6,5

    Race 4: 9 singled (consider 1,8 for larger budgets or if a scratch)

    Race 5: 5,7,2,4,1

    Ticket Cost: $15 for 50 cents (3x2x1x5)

     

    Pick Five (Races 6-10)

     

    Race 6: 6,7,3,5,1

    Race 7: 7,3,10,4,6

    Race 8: 2,7,4

    Race 9: 6,4

    Race 10: 13,6 (13 also-eligible, single 6 if he doesn’t draw in; if 13 draws in, single him)

    Ticket Cost: $75 for 50 cents (5x5x3x2x1)

     

    Late Pick Four (Races 7-10)

    Race 7: 7,3,10,4,6

    Race 8: 2,7,4

    Race 9: 6,4

    Race 10: 13,6 (13 also-eligible, single 6 if he doesn’t draw in; if 13 draws in, single him)

    Ticket Cost: $15 for 50 cents (5x3x2x1)

     

    Head to Keenelandselect.com to send in your plays!

     

    Feel free to drop me an E-mail anytime at Jeremy@Horseplayernow.com.

     

               

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