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Keeneland Hotlist - October 2

October 1, 2020

Today’s Keeneland Hot List races to watch
Friday, Oct. 2, 2020

By Bob Ehalt and Matt Shifman

Hot List Key:     

A : A preferred horse to watch                   B: Secondary horse to watch
*C: Went down 2 or more betting notches in the final 3 minutes and finished 1st through 3rd
*D: Went down 2 or more betting notches and finished 4th or worse
* - 4 or more betting notches if 11-1 or more.

4th race – (7) Blame Debbie (A) was disqualified from first after a decisive victory. Though she drifted in, it didn’t impact who was going to win. She atones for that setback today. (1) Aurelia Garland tries turf and should handle it quite well. (2) Prairie Wings just missed in her last try on turf and should be the one to catch. (5) Tempers Rising is worth a look in her turf debut. Betting strategy: 7 to win, place. Exacta box: 1-2-5-7. Doubles: 1-2-5-7 with 3-4-9-10.

5th race - (9) Sun Path debuts for Cox and seems ready for a big effort. (10) Off We Go was second in her debut and should be the main rival. (3) Peachy Queen didn’t like a sloppy track. Should perk up on a fast surface. (4) Super Quick has enough speed to be a main contender. Betting strategy: 9 to win, place. Exacta box: 3-4-9-10.

7th race – (2) Quiet Dignity tired at 1 3/8 miles last time and just might welcome the shorter distance here. (5) I Hear You should be closing quickly at the end and will be a major factor. (8) Luck Money was third in a stakes and should make her presence felt. (4) Ella Brilla usually brings home a piece of the purse. Betting strategy: 2 to win, place. Exacta box: 2-4-5-8.

9th race – (1) Thoughtfully was an easy winner of a Saratoga stakes and should be able to stretch out here. (2) Travel Column looked good in a sharp debut at Churchill Downs and will be dangerous here. (7) Simply Ravishing showed a new dimension on dirt and will be a big threat here. (4) Crazy Beautiful has a nice late kick and should relish the added ground. Betting strategy: 1 to win, place. Exacta box: 1-2-4-7. Doubles: 1-2-4-7 with 3-5-7-12.

10th race – (5) Conquest Rainycity (B) was bumped in the stretch when finishing an improved second and can make amends here. (3) Royal Prince won a race that was declared a no-contest and is definitely the one to fear. (12) Master of the Ring deserves attention in his career debut. (7) Hoistthemainsail has some early speed and may be tough to reel in. Betting strategy: 5 to win, place. Exacta box: 3-5-7-12.



Letter/Last race

Today’s race








Blame Debbie

A, 9/9

         4 Kee

Seemed best when DQ’d







Conquest Rainycity

B, 9/16

         10 Kee

Was a troubled second last time