Keeneland Horse Racing Picks and Top Stakes for Friday 4/14/23

Horse Racing Picks from Keeneland on Friday, April 14.
Horse Racing Picks from Keeneland on Friday, April 14. / Gary Jones / Associated Press

The three-week Keeneland Spring Meet continues with 10 races on Friday, including the $600,000 Grace 1 Maker's Mark Mile. Friday's races also include the FanDuel Limestone Stakes for 3-year-old fillies.

As always, check the program for scratches and changes, monitor the weather and keep an eye on the track conditions.

(I will reference Equibase's Speed Figure in selected races, which tells you how fast a horse has been running in each of its races after adjusting for track, distances, and conditions).

Keeneland Betting Picks

According to numberFire horse racing projections and Guaranteed Tip Sheet, these are some of the best bets to make at FanDuel Racing today.

1. Knockyoursocksoff and Malleymoo, Race 5

FanDuel Racing Odds: 4/1 and 3/1
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Race 5 is an Allowance race for 3-year-old fillies at 1 1/8 miles on the turf. Guaranteed Tip Sheet likes Knockyoursocksoff (4/1) to edge Wonderfull Lady (5/1) with the meet's leading jockey Tyler Gaffalione riding. His six wins lead the meet with four of them on the turf. Malleymoo (3/1) is also a main challenger as the modest favorite with Flavien Prat riding.

The numberFire data has tepid favorite Malleymoo (3/1) and jockey Flavien Prat as a main win challenger along with Knockyoursocksoff, who has finished runner-up in a pair of Grade 2 races, including on the Keeneland turf course. Mademoisellejackie (9/2) adds to your trifecta payoffs with strong stretch jockey Joel Rosario riding her off a maiden win. She's sired by Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.

2. Sassy Nature and Alluring Angel, Race 7

FanDuel Racing Odds: 5/1 and 20/1
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Race 7 is the $250,000 FanDuel Limestone Stakes for 3-year-old fillies sprinting 5 1/2 furlongs on the turf. With a full field of 12 runners, Guaranteed Tip Sheet's projected order of finish is Sassy Nature (5/1) followed by Just a Care (8/1) and Love Reigns (7/2). Also, Accomplished Girl (6/1) is another in the field with great speed to challenge and use in your trifecta bets.

The numberFire algorithm has Love Reigns and Sassy Nature as top win challengers as well. Also, Alluring Angel (20/1) is a longshot who has been challenging in stakes races at longer distances and finished third in a Grade 2 at 5/1 odds.

Sassy Nature has the rail and might be the speed of the speed. She's 3-for-4 this year after winning her last two on the front end as the favorite. Just a Care could get a nice setup with all the speed in this race, and she finished second behind Sassy Nature last month at Gulfstream in her stakes debut. Love Reigns may be the best horse in the race, but could be up against it with other horses being faster early.

3. Modern Games and Cabo Spirit, Race 9

FanDuel Racing Odds: 3/5 and 20/1
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Race 9 is the $600,000 Grade 1 Maker's Mark Mile for older horses on the turf.

Racing picks and full field odds are provided in FanDuel's Maker's Mark Mile preview.

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