UPDATED: ‘Buying’ in the Churchill Downs baby race

Updated to reflect scratch of Happy Like a Fool.

As noted a year ago, Kentucky Derby week offers a 2-year-old stakes race that is a fun one to handicap since all 10 contestants ran in the past month at Keeneland Race Course. I’m not sure my picks would change if the track is off. The forecast calls for as much as an inch of rain sometime during the day.


Race 10 | Kentucky Juvenile Stakes | 5 furlongs 

1. Buy Sell Hold
2. Waki Patriot
3. Amberspatriot
4. McErin

Comment: Buy Sell Hold’s win came rom a rail post position, which isn’t the most desirable spot in a short 4-and-a-half furlong sprint at Keeneland. Waki Patriot improved in her second start. Amberspatriot beat two other contenders in this race in her maiden score. Baytown Lex is an interesting horse to use in exotics, having finished second twice, including once to Amberspatriot.


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