Some picks for todays keeneland Aqueduct cards…
Keeneland race 5- A 1 1/2 mile race on the turf, looks to be a race you can go in any direction. I ended up leaning towards AL KHAZAALIYA, for Plethcher/Velazquez. Its a very evenly matched field but she has the recency edge on these after running down at Gulfstream, and running well. Should be able to stalk and pounce. 3-1-8
Bonus late pick 4 play 1-3-8/3/1-2-4-6-12/4-7
Keeneland race 7- The feature is also on the turf and is also wide open. The favorite Cite on the rail looks to be tough but I am going to go way outside to the 12 TASIT. Loved his maiden score and he ran a great race against Azar last out at Gulfstream. Wants to be on turf and finally gets back there. If he can negotiate a trip from out there, he should be hard to handle and should get the jump on the deep closers.
Aqueuct race 9- Nothing special about this 40k claimer on turf but #7 D.S. Boyd looks like a live longshot going onto the grass for the first time. This closer got a slow pace to run at last time and his closing kick should work well on the grass. George Weaver is a great grass trainer that wouldnt put him on there if he didnt think he would like it.