Peter Callahan’s Swiss Skydiver will try to put herself on the Kentucky Derby (G1) trail Saturday when she takes on males in a field of 13 horses entered for the 96th running of the $600,000 Toyota Blue Grass (G2) for 3-year-olds going 1 1/8 miles on Keeneland’s main track.
No filly has won the Toyota Blue Grass and only one filly has run in the race since it debuted at Keeneland during the track’s inaugural Spring Meet in April 1937.
“Any other year, (the decision not to run a filly against males in the Toyota Blue Grass) would have been easy,” trainer of Swiss Skydiver, Kenny McPeek said. “I’ve got another filly (Envoutante) in the Ashland that we’re fond of, and I hate running against each other if I can help it. (Swiss Skydiver) gets a bit of a weight break in the Blue Grass, and we did Triple Crown nominate her. (The race) seems to be pretty wide open.”
Will the filly get it done? Keep reading.
This Inside Track to the Blue Grass wagering guide gives you an inside look at the six stakes races running at Keeneland on July 11, 2020, including the $600,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G2). The Blue Grass is worth 100-40-20-10 points to the top 4 finishers on the Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1).
But that’s not all! Along with the six major stakes races, this Inside Track to the Blue Grass wagering guide also includes race-by-race analysis and betting suggestions for Keeneland’s entire Saturday card.
The Racing Dudes have been at it for over 8 years, offering daily handicapping picks and analysis for every track across the country. For this year’s Inside Track to the Blue Grass, our lead handicappers have been scouring through the card at Keeneland in search of winning tickets on this loaded day of racing.
The six stakes races total $1.9 million in purses and include both Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks (G1) points races. The stakes include the Blue Grass, the $400,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1), the $350,000 Coolmore Jenny Wiley (G1), the $250,000 Madison (G1), $150,000 Shakertown (G2), and the $150,000 Appalachian Presented by Japan Racing Association (G2).
For each of the six stakes at Keeneland, you will find the following:
FULL RACE PREVIEWS FOR EACH RACE, including:
- Race Overview
- Race Shape and Pace Analysis
- Top Selections
- Major Threats
- Longshots to Use
You will also find specific wagering under the “Picks and Plays” section, which includes:
- Win Bet
- Place or Show Bet
- Longshot to Play Across the Board
- Horses to use in Multi-Race Wagers
- What to Play on a Straight Wager
- What to Play on an Exotic Wager
Each Win, Place, Show, or Across the Board wager comes with a confidence rating so that you can see how strongly we feel about each pick.
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