Photo: Courtesy of Keeneland
Nearly every horse entered in Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million Shadwell Turf Mile at Keeneland is a previous graded stakes winner, and that’s saying something in a full field of 14. It’s a tremendous wagering opportunity and the headliner to a final weekend of prep races for the Breeders’ Cup.
Heart to Heart, who won the Maker’s 46 Mile (G1) over this surface in April, is a tepid morning line favorite, but the front-runner figures to receive pressure from Voodoo Song, another well-known pace setter.
If the pace melts down, there are contenders of all types waiting to pounce, including Analyze It, another previous Keeneland winner both cutting back in distance and facing older horses for the first time. Oh, and he’s trained by Chad Brown, who never seems too far from the winner’s circle for a big turf race.
So with that, here’s a look at the field with morning line odds.
|1. Next Shares||15-1|
|3. Great Wide Open||50-1|
|5. Heart to Heart||7-2|
|9. Analyze It||9-2|
|10. Voodoo Song||6-1|
|12. Mr. Misunderstood||12-1|
|13. Big Score||30-1|
|14. Bound for Nowhere||15-1|
|AE. Zulu Alpha||SCR|
|AE. Holiday Stone||SCR|
NBC will broadcast live from Keeneland from 4:30-6 p.m. ET. The Shadwell Turf Mile is set for 5:49 p.m. and will go as Race 10 of 11 on the card.
If you’re looking to stream the race, sign up for a TVG account and head to TVG.com/live for a high-definition feed. Other advanced deposit wagering services such as NYRA Bets will also stream the track feed of the race.
The Shadwell Turf Mile caps five stakes Saturday at Keeneland, which calls this “Fall Stars” weekend for a reason.
• Race 6: Grade 2 Woodford Stakes (3:30 p.m.)
• Race 7: Grade 2 Thoroughbred Club of America (4:05 p.m.)
• Race 8: Grade 1 First Lady Stakes (4:40 p.m.)
• Race 9: Grade 1 Breeders’ Futurity (5:14 p.m.)
Shadwell Turf Mile handicapping links