Longshot Look Presented By Kentucky Downs: Seeing 'Red' In The Dueling Grounds Oaks - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Longshot Look Presented By Kentucky Downs: Seeing ‘Red’ In The Dueling Grounds Oaks

Kentucky Downs in Franklin, Ky.

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 Sunday's card, Fox zeroes in on Race 10, the Dueling Grounds Oaks: a 1 5/16-mile race for 3-year-old fillies. His 12-1 horse to watch will try to take advantage of her distance-laden pedigree and a slight step back in class to hopefully ring the bell at a price.

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.

His Scratch Saver for Sunday's card comes in Race 8, where he'll be eyeing #8 Strand of Gold, who is 10-1 on the Morning Line. Strand of Gold broke her maiden impressively in March and needed the first-up effort off a five-month layoff last time at Saratoga Race Course. Trainer Saffie Joseph Jr. hits just shy of 20 percent with second starts off similar layoffs, and jockey Edgard Zayas and Joseph hit at 25 percent last year's Kentucky Downs meet (4-for-16).

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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