Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Kalamos Ready for Keeneland Breakthrough
Today's KEE feature is an N3X/N4L allowances for older turf runners going a mile and a sixteenth. Each solid contender, including the favorite, have their own issues and unwilling to take a short price on a horse whose connections make it likely to be over-bet..
However, when last seen in action at Gulfstream, Kalamos (7-2) was doing his best to rally up the inside for the score in a rapidly run 1-1/16 miles, same trip as today's, over very firm ground. And even if he made the lead, it would have been difficult to thwart the hard-hitting, albeit unlucky, Sky Blazer when he comes rolling late.
With the switch to an outer position, the promise of a realistic pace, a change of venue and proper spacing, it's amends time for the Mott trainee.
Taking Kalamos to win at 5-2 or greater and key-boxing first and second in exactas with classy returnee Villandry (2-1) and the well drawn pace presence Cup of Joy (30-1), reuniting with winning rider Jon Court.
Number of Selections since May, 2007: 1508
Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 462-287-231
Amount Wagered: $3,016 [to win only]
Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,143.40
Profit to Date: $127.40