Our lead handicapper Michael Dempsey provides free horse racing picks from Aqueduct, Keeneland, Saratoga, Belmont Park, Santa Anita and Gulfstream Park throughout the racing season. Check back frequently for his free race selections as well as wagering picks from our handicapping staff.
Mike’s Free Selections for Saturday Oct. 25:
Keeneland Race 4 Md Sp Wt (2:38 ET)
- No.2 Twenty Gauge 4-1
- No.7 Majestico 5-2
- No.9 Task Force Glory 7-2
- No.1 Strike a Balance 9-2
Twenty Gauge is coming off a good runner up finish at Kentucky Downs in his turf debut, beaten 3 3/4 lengths by Lawn Ranger, who came back to win the Bourbon (G3) in his next outing on Oct. 5 here.The Romans trainee is by FuPeg out of a Fit to Fight mare that has dropped two other foals to race including a turf winner. Another move forward makes this guy the one to beat here.
Majestico is coming out of the Bourbon where he ran well in a fourth place finish, beaten 1 3/4 lengths at 16-1. The colt was a good third in his debut at the Spa going 5 1/2 furlongs and when a game second on the stretch out in his second career start at Churchill Downs. He is a logical threat here dropping back in with maidens.
WIN: #2 to win at 3-1 or better.
EX: 2,7 / 1,2,7,9
TRI: 2,7 / 1,2,7,9 / 1,2,6,7,9
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Last Updated Friday, October 24, 2014