Longshot Look Presented By Kentucky Downs: No Flash-In-The-Pan In Ladies Turf Sprint - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Longshot Look Presented By Kentucky Downs: No Flash-In-The-Pan In Ladies Turf Sprint

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 Saturday's card, Fox will focus on Race 11, the Grade 2 Ladies Turf Sprint Stakes, targeting a 10-1 shot on the morning line who won three straight graded stakes races at Woodbine before a stumble out of the gate in Saratoga ended the streak.

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.

Saturday's “Scratch Saver” comes in Race 5, a one-mile maiden special weight, where Fox will eye #6 Shockwave. Back from the sidelines since a fourth-place effort at Gulfstream Park in March, the colt has been working well at Woodbine with a strong turf training track work in July. The Ken Ramsey homebred should be near the pace to make one run.

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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