Wednesday was a day to forget as we had a solitary place from our four selections. For Thursday, we welcome in the return of the Kentucky Downs meet and make two selections from there coupled with two from Delaware Park.

As always in our Extra Place Race column, we are looking for horses outside of the expected places according to the Morning Line odds in search of each-way value deeper in the field…

US Horse Racing Tips – Thursday 7 September, 2023

  • Back Kidyounot e/w in the 18:00 at Delaware Park @ SP
  • Back Im Your Papi e/w in the 19:00 at Delaware Park @ SP
  • Back Lindy e/w in the 19:34 at Kentucky Downs @ SP
  • Back Hidden Path e/w in the 22:21 at Kentucky Downs @ SP

*Betfred will price up US Races closer to Post Time.

It is another bumper crop of Extra Place Races this Thursday and it is at Delaware Park where we start our evening. In the 18:00, five-year-old Kidyounot looks set to go at a good price and has shown more than decent recent speed and results at the track. In four races so far this season, he’s won twice and had a runners-up position. So three of four hitting the board is more than solid. His recent speed figures are the best of his long career, so if you are getting him at 6/1 (as is the Morning Line number) then plenty to like each-way here.

Im Your Papi becomes the first horse to feature three times in this column with the four-year-old out of Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver continuing to interest me. First time I picked him, it was an absolute dud but last time out as the rank outsider, he placed and put up his best run of the calendar year. He’s back at Delaware Park again tonight in the 19:00 and once more the odds look long to place. He’s carrying only 111 lbs and has a number of 6/1 on the Morning Line. He looked a decent enough prospect a year ago and a second top-three finish in a row looks more than possible.

We take in the Kentucky Downs meet for the first time, one of the, if not the premier turf meets Stateside every year. In the 19:34, we have a French horse who has been sent over who looks set to go off at very long odds who has shown real form domestically. Lindy has won three times and been runner-up twice in two group level races (including the Group I Poule d’Essai des Pouliches at Longchamp). This three-year-old filly should not be priced up at 10/1 as the sixth choice of seven. Love her chances of hitting the board.

The 22:21 at Kentucky Downs is an Extra Place Race where Betfred are paying out four places rather than three and in this one I’m looking at the Todd Pletcher trained Hidden Path. Last time out was a disaster in a preview day at Ellis Park but I’m always happy to toss out one poor run if it gives me far better odds. This three-year-old looked strong when breaking his maiden at Churchill Downs back in May, following that up with another win on the turf. He finished fifth in the American Derby before that terrible run last month. Plenty to like though, excellent trainer and has a good jockey on board. If he runs like he did at CD earlier in the year, has every chance to be at the pointy end of the race and is priced up at 10/1 on the Morning Line.

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