Decent day for us here yesterday, as we broke even on the win end, had a $42 cold Exacta & $98 Exacta Box, a $71 cold Triple & $1,085 Triple Box, and another successful Beatable Favorite.
Just a reminder that for today's full card selections & analysis for Aqueduct AND the Arkansas Derby, merely go back one page.
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Today's Beatable Favorite(s): #1 -Micheline
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Graded Stakes - 4/10 - Keeneland - Jenny Wiley
1.Etoile ( Fr )
3.Tamahere ( Fr )
#4 ETOILE (FR) hasn't been in action since an all out win nord de lignes back in October, but mare was a sharp runner up when placing directly behind a next out winner the last time she returned off a hiatus, and aside from a flop over a rock hard Arcadian course, this one has placed in both other outings going over firm ground. From a tiny sampling, Brown is 2 for 5 with locally based graded turf stayers off breaks of 68-348 days ( ridden by Javy ). Slight edge in a wide open feature. #5 MAXIM RATE has a nice "declining" record ( 14:5-3-0 ) and closed out the exacta in her sole start off a break ( on firm ground ). #2 TAMAHERE (FR) ( uncoupled entrymate with our top choice ) has a 2:1-1-0 mark when coming back off a L/O ( over firm going ), and may come along for a share. OFF TURF: 6-5-1-2-4 BEATABLE FAVORITE: #1 MICHELINE fills the bill, as Stidham is 0-11 in all relevant categories.
Aqueduct ( Current ): 10-43 ( $47.70 ) Beatable Favorites 0-4 ( 0% ) Favorites Win %: 26-43 ( 60.5% )( As of Saturday Morning )
Graded Stakes ( Current ): 2-12 ( $22.40 ) Beatable Favorites 0-0 ( N/A ) Favorites Win %: 4-12 ( 33.3% )
Aqueduct ( Final ): 86-464 ( $989.40 ) Beatable Favorites 5-15( 33.3% ) Favorites Win %: 162-464 ( 34.9% )
Aqueduct Fall ( Final ): 28-175 ( $454.00 ) Beatable Favorites 1-9 ( 11.1% ) Favorites Win % 56-175 ( 32.0% )
Graded Stakes ( Final ): 10-54 ( $122.40 ) Beatable Favorites 0-1 ( 0% ) Favorites Win %: 17-53 ( 32.1% )
All Triple Crown, Breeders' Cup, Selected Grade 1's and Travers full days ( These are also counted in the "Dirt Tracks" category ):
( 2013-2020 Final ) 74-465 ( $703.70 ) Beatable Favorites: 18-57 ( 31.6% ) Favorite's Win %: 140-414 (33.8%) +/-: -24.3% against a 16.8% takeout
Polytracks 2013-16 (All Final): 85-568 ( $819.20 ) Beatable Favorites : 15-68 ( 22.1% )Favorite's Win %: 163-587 ( 27.7% ) +/-: -27.6% against a 15.6% takeout
Dirt Tracks 2013-21 (All Final):2836-14523 ($24,784.90) Beatable Favorites : 364-1327( 27.4% )Favorite's Win %: 5474-14605 ( 37.5% ) +/-: -14.7% against a 16.7% takeout
Cumulative Stats (All Final): 2921-15091 ($25,602.80) Beatable Favorites : 379-1395( 27.2% )Favorite's Win %: 5637-15192 ( 37.2% ) +/-: -15.1% against a 16.6% takeout