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Sunday, April 23, 2017

    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 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


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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.



    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.



    Races 5-6-7-8-9

    4,5,2 with 10,1,8 with 2,1,7 with 5,8,2,1 with 11 = $54 for 50 cents

    Our key horse in this sequence is in the Race 9 finale, #11 Chester Mon for a Brad Cox barn that’s right on point and with a Fair Grounds class dropper that should be strong off a big local workout.



    Races 6-7-8-9

    10,1,8 with 2,1,7 with 5,8,2,1 with 11 = $54 for 50 cents

    The key horse in the pick five remains the same as the pick four, #9 Chester Mon in the Race 9 finale.


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

Sunday, April 23, 2017



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