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Longshot Look Presented By Kentucky Downs: A Price Play For The Road

Kentucky Downs

The elite Kentucky Downs meet rolls on, featuring some of the nation's largest purses and field sizes, and one of the most attractive wagering menus on the racing calendar.

The Paulick Report is back with another season of Longshot Look to help you get the most out of one of North America's premier turf meets.

For each card of the seven-day meet, J.D. Fox will single out a price play with his reasoning for what makes the horse worth a look when they might go overlooked.

On Wednesday's closing day card, Fox will be eyeing Race 6, a one-mile allowance optional claiming race with a 20-1 shot shipping east from the California Fair circuit.

In the event of inclement weather around Franklin, Ky., we've introduced J.D.'s “Scratch Saver” pick to increase the chances of the host helping you find a winner, whether they're a longshot or not.

Fox's closing day “Scratch Saver” pick is #8 Darkroom in Race 8, the Pepsi Juvenile Sprint Stakes. Eddie Kenneally wheels back this runner off of a disappointing eighth-place effort as the favorite on opening day of the meet. Horses trying the surface for the second time improve, and this horse will also be fitter for it.

Kentucky Downs' 2023 meet takes place Aug. 31 and Sept. 2, 3, 7, 9, 10 and 13. First post each day is at 12:25 p.m. Central, except for the Saturday, Sept. 9 card, which features a special start time of 11:30 a.m. Central.

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