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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.


    Sunday, April 23, 2017

    Jeremy Plonk’s Keeneland Keys for Sunday, April 23

     

    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.

     

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    We had some success in the late pick four and five on Saturday, so let’s change it up in this space today and try to help you build tickets for the pick fours and pick five on the Keeneland card.

     

    EARLY PICK FOUR

    Races 2-3-4-5

    5,2,8 with 1 with 1,5,7,3,4,6 with 4,5,2 = $27 for 50 cents

    The key horse here will be Todd Pletcher’s Race 3 favorite #1 Grateful in a turf mile while drawn well inside. If the race comes off the turf, we’ll update picks.

     

    PICK FIVE

    Races 5-6-7-8-9

    4,5,2 with 10,1,8 with 2,1,7 with 5,8,2,1 with 2,10 = $108 for 50 cents

    A cheaper alternative would be to just use the 5,8 in Race 8 and look to advance, that brings the cost to $54.

     

    LATE PICK FOUR

    Races 6-7-8-9

    10,1,8 with 2,1,7 with 5,8,2,1 with 2,10 = $36 for 50 cents

    A cheaper alternative would be to just use the 5,8 in Race 8 and look to advance, that brings the cost to $18.

     

    Follow @Keenelandracing and @Horseplayernow on Twitter for any updates as well.

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