Expert Picks - Tom Leach

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E.g., Saturday, October 25, 2014

    Tom Leach

    Tom Leach is “the Voice of the Wildcats” for football and men’s basketball and a contributor to Keeneland.com as well. He is a two-time winner of the Eclipse Award for radio coverage of thoroughbred racing. During race meets, check out Keeneland’s You Tube channel for his trainer and jockey interviews ahead of major stakes races and listen for the weekly “In The Money” podcast with Tom and Jim Goodman at keenelandselect.com. You can follow Tom’s coverage of the Cats at tomleachky.com.


    Wednesday, October 15, 2014

    WEDNESDAY / October 15

    Race 1:  Unrivaled (6) adds blinkers and that usually equals more speed.  Plus, trainer Gorder is off to a good start at this meet.  Exacta boxes:  6-5, 6-7

    Race 2:  Voodooville (3) is in top form and the trainer is having a good meet.   Exacta boxes 3-1-, 3-4, 3-6

    Race 3:  Dakota Fred (5) is at the top of his game and has six ITM finishes.  Exacta boxes:  5-4, 5-7, 5-6

    Race 4:  Sayler's Creek (1) has 5 wins this year and comes off a stamina-building effort at Kentucky Downs.  Exacta boxes:  1-3, 1-8, 1-9

    Race 5:  Tippany (3) was 4-1 in a maiden race at Saratoga for a trainer who rarely runs horses there and that trainer wins at a 23 percent rate with second-time starters.  Exacta boxes:  3-1, 3-4, 3-7

    Race 6:  Another Incident (2) shows improving form and the Zito horses are running well at this meet.  Exacta boxes:  2-1, 2-7, 2-8

    Race 7:  Magic of Reality (8) goes for a trainer who wins at a 30 percent clip with Euro imports to his stable.  Exacta boxes 8-9, 8-10, 8-5

    Race 8:  Panama Will (5) makes the second start off a layoff and had trouble last time out.  Exacta boxes 5-7, 5-2, 5-6

    Late Pick 4 (starts in race 5):  5,1,4,7 with 2,1 with 8,9,10 with 5,7

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