Player Quick Pick: Keeneland for 4/17/2014

Molly Jo Rosen

April 17th, 2014

by Mel Daniels

Keeneland race 8 | 4:42 pm ET G3 Appalachian for 3yo F going 1 mi. (T)

2-Zinzay: This filly has just 3 starts under her belt. After breaking her maiden at her first asking, she has had two straight 2nd place finishes. Second time lasix today could give this filly the boost needed to win this race.

1-Recepta: This filly is making her 3yo debut today. She has won 2 of her 3 career starts. In her last star,t in a 100k turf stakes going 1 mile, she grabbed the lead and won by 3 1/4 lengths. She has had just a couple of average workouts since then. Adds jockey Joel Rosario, who is perfect for this girl's running style.

3-Lacarolina: This French-bred filly has won 4 out of her 7 career starts. She not only is making her 3yo debut, but also her first race in the United States, and her first start out of the red hot Mark Casse Barn. Adds top jockey Stewart Elliot.

Picks: 3 - 1 - 2

Good luck and have fun!