If you've read this site for any discernible length of time you are undoubtedly aware of my supreme inability to pick a winner in a turf sprint. With the exception of the 6 1/2 furlong races on the downhill course at Santa Anita, I generally have no earthly clue. As a result, I chose Saturday's Giant's Causeway, a five furlong turf sprint at Keeneland for this week's Staff Picks. Perhaps they can point me in the right direction.
Below are the entries, post positions and morning line odds for the Giant's Causeway.
|1||Speedacious||M. Mena||W. Calhoun||5/1|
|2||Wild About Marie||R. Albarado||J. Thornbury||6/1|
|3||Extravaganza||J. Graham||M. Stidham||12/1|
|4||Well Deserved||J. Leparoux||S. Asmussen||8/1|
|5||Classy Zip||J. Castellano||A. Dutrow||5/1|
|6||Inspired||J. Velazquez||A. Iwinski||3/1|
|7||Smartys Emperoress||J. Alvarado||E. Reed||20/1|
|8||Indulgence||G. Gomez||M. Wolfson||10/1|
|9||Honey Chile||S. Sellers||W. Catalano||15/1|
|10||Grand Illumination||S. Bridgmohan||S. Margollis||30/1|
|11||Fortune Play||M. Pedroza||J. Booker, Jr.||20/|
|12||Flash Mash||B. Hernandez||M. Stidham||6/1|
|13 AE||I Knot||G. Saez||R. Kohnhorst||30/1|
Below is JP Fanshawe's take on this turf sprint. JP, I'm counting on you to pick me out a winner!