The Fanduel Meet at Kentucky Downs is underway, featuring some of the nation’s largest purses and field sizes, and one of the most attractive wagering menus on the racing calendar. The Paulick Report’s Longshot Look will help you get the most out of one of North America’s premier turf meets.
For each card of the meet, J.D. Fox will single out a price play with his reasoning for what makes the horse worth a look when they might go overlooked.
On Thursday’s card, J.D. checks out a horse in Race 4, a 6 1/2-furlong allowance race for 2-year-olds that went through the ring at last year’s Keeneland September Yearling Sale. His pick stepped up in a big way during his last start in Saratoga, and he could win on Thursday in a similar fashion.
J.D’s “Scratch Saver” pick comes in Race 8, where he’ll have an eye on #8 Wake Surf, who is 12-1 on the morning line.
Morning Surf was second off the layoff with a strong effort first up, almost wiring the field at long odds. He has tactical speed, but can also be in the lead if the pace is slow. Martin Garcia stays aboard.
Kentucky Downs’ 2022 meet takes place Sept. 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 11, and 14. First post each day is at 12:25 p.m. Central, except for the Saturday, Sept. 10 card, which features a special start time of 11:30 a.m. Central.