25 Aug 2005 07:38:36
Key Horse Picks: Thursday August 25 2005

I have six picks today,Thursday August 25 2005. To see them all, just
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My Free Picks for today:

Saratoga 6th Race 3:41 US Eastern Time

Keen Lassie #8 (ML 6-1) In four turf starts, this earlier Key Horse
pick has been consistent, finishing 3 to 5 lengths behind the winners
in each of those races this year. Also: her Beyers have been
consistently between 55 and 60. Only Fiddlers Pleasure has had slightly
higher Beyer numbers. In Keen Lassie's last race, she tried to go five
wide coming down the stretch against winners from the very tough post
position 11. Today, J.R. Velazquez returns to ride; and her trainer Leo
O'Brien cuts her back to a one-mile turf race to run against maidens,
which should greatly help her chances of winning today.

Fiddlers Pleasure #5 (ML 7-2) may be Keen Lassie's biggest threat
today. She's had five career starts, four of them on the turf. Only
once did she finish out of the money, and that was when the race was
taken off the turf on June 17. She finished fourth in that race. With a
lifetime record of one second and three third-place finishes on the
turf, this 3-year-old will probably be the favorite and the horse to

Today both of these horses are my Key Horse choices to bet within the
race. Keen Lassie can win this race and will be a long shot, and we'll
see a good payoff if it happens.

Best of luck today and always to everyone. To your Wealth!

-- KO Jim

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