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Keeneland Race Preview 4/20/22 - Horse Racing Picks & Predictions

Keeneland is home to several races on Wednesday and a couple of the races are on turf this time around. With that being the case on 4/20/22 the first race at Keeneland post at 1:00 PM EST and continues from there.

Race 1 post at 1:00 PM EST and is a 1 1/16M race with a 38,000 dollar purse and 20,000 claiming. Picasso is the favorite at 2/1 odds, but it is a field packed with favorites. One horse that should stand out is American Smooth who has a talented jockey in Luis Saez sitting on top of the horse at 9/5 odds. Race 1 Pick: American Smooth 9/5.

Race 2 is a 6 furlong race on dirt that has a post time of 1:32 PM. The purse is 36,000 and has a 20,000 claiming in this maiden race. The favorite is Go Virtual at 7/2 odds. Still look for the race here to be more along the lines of a wheeled trifecta type of result. Race 2 Pick: Wheeled Trifecta with Go Virtual, Drum and Bass, and Joyful Candy.

Race 3 is a 48,000 dollar purse with 50,000 claiming and is 7 furlongs on dirt at 2:04 PM. For a fairly decent purse only 7 horses are in the race with He’s In Charge as the favorite at 2/1 odds. Still, look for King’s Mischief to make a lot of difference in this race and at 5/1 odds pull out an unplanned win here. Race 3 Pick: King’s Mischief 5/1.

Race 4 posts at 2:36 PM with an impressive 80,000 dollar purse. The 4 1/2 furlong race is being run on dirt. In this race Talkin Pharoah is the favorite at 3/1 odds and it is easy to see why when compared to the rest of the pack. Still, look for the Steven M. Asmussen trained horse Magic Tap to put in a good run here and pull out the under horse run. Race 4 Pick: Magic Tap at 6/1 odds.

Race 5 has a post time of 3:08 PM and has a 55,000 dollar purse for a 1 mile race on turf. Dreamful is coming in as the favorite at 3/1 odds. Still in this race look for Youens, the American Pharoah sired horse to give a good run in this race. Race 5 Pick: Youens at 7/2 odds.

The 6th race has a post time of 3:40 PM and has a 41,000 dollar purse and is 7 furlongs being run on dirt. Beep Beep is the favorite at 5/2 odds. Still look for this race to be more along the lines of a wheeled trifecta result as Kobe B is one horse that has looked really impressive this year. Race 6 Pick: Wheeled Trifecta Kobe B, Beep Beep, Captain Fantastic.

Race 7 is coming in with a post time of 4:12 PM and is run on turf in a 1 1/16 with a big purse of 130,000. The field has 15 horses in the packed field. Cape Hope is coming in at 3/1 odds as the favorite. Still look for Beacon Hill at 4/1 odds to come out on top in this race with the better jockey. Race 7 Pick: Beacon Hill 4/1.

Race 8 has a post time of 4:44 PM and is a 6 furlong on dirt with a 36,000 dollar purse. The race is one that should be interesting as the field has a fairly even split between favorites and horses that have horrible odds. Still look for Lunar Rocket to do decent in this race and secure the win. Race 8 Pick: Lunar Rocket at 4/1 odds.

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