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Today's Beatable Favorite(s): None
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Graded Stakes - 10/8 - Keeneland - Alcibiades
#1 JUJU'S MAP was visually impressive when snagging the sheepskin in a strung out field at The Pea Patch five weeks back, and gal appeared to have plenty in reserve that day. $30,000 bred animal went for 10X that amount at auction, so has obviously been well meant all along. Could go all the way. #6 MAMA RINA has improved with each passing start ( over two different surfaces ), moving up in the Beyer department along the way. Filly has always outperformed her parimutual offering, and this may be another instance. #2 MISS INTERPRET is a bit light from a speed figure perspective, but should appreciate today's added ground.
Belmont ( Current ): 32-127 ( $278.60 ) Beatable Favorites 1-10 ( 10% ) Favorites Win %: 36-127 ( 28.4% )( As of Friday morning )
Graded Stakes ( Current ): 8-46 ( $61.70 ) Beatable Favorites 1-3 ( 33.3% ) Favorites Win %: 25-46 ( 54.4% )
Saratoga ( Final ): 81-417 ( $578.30 ) Beatable Favorites 7-19 ( 36.8% ) Favorites Win %: 166-417 ( 39.8% )
Belmont ( Final ): 67-444 ( $534.40 ) Beatable Favorites 7-27 ( 25.9% ) Favorites Win %: 171-444 ( 38.5% )
Aqueduct Spring ( Final ): 16-95 ( $118.70 ) Beatable Favorites 0-6 ( 0% ) Favorites Win %: 51-95 ( 53.7% )
Aqueduct Winter ( 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):3004-15504 ($26,050.90) Beatable Favorites : 378-1380( 27.4% )Favorite's Win %: 5862-15586 ( 37.6% ) +/-: -15.9% against a 16.9% takeout
Cumulative Stats (All Final): 3089-16072 ($26,870.10) Beatable Favorites : 393-1447( 27.2% ) Favorite's Win %: 6025-16173 ( 37.3% ) +/-: -16.3% against a 16.7% takeout