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    Katie Gensler

    Katie Mikolay Gensler's first exposure to racing came at a young age, attending Arlington Park with her family on weekends where she grew up in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. She has been a racing analyst for the last nine years and has worked at multiple racetracks across the country. She also has made special appearances on TVG Network, Fox Sports and NBC Sports. Katie has been a Paddock analyst for Keeneland since the 2013 Spring Meet. She’s also a weekly video blogger on As an advocate for fan education, Katie has teamed up with Horse Player Now to teach Horse Racing 101 and wagering to increase horse racing awareness.

    Wednesday, April 26, 2017

    Wednesday, April 26, 2017

    Race 1: ROYAL ASSET (6) is dangerous with outside early speed for the Ward barn. IKERRIN ROAD (4) ran third in an off the turf event and gets some class relief today. DOUBLE OURS (5) is a consistent runner at the distance that leads into this race in top form.  PICKS 6-4-5

    Race 2: PETE WARWICK (8) has some snappy breezes to be a major player at the distance. DAY OF RECKONING (3) also has been training well for the top 2yo barn. DIRECT DIAL (6) has a sharp drill from the gate to prove he belongs at this level.  PICKS 8-3-6

    Race 3: GOTIT TODO (4) hopes for the right set-up to be a major stretch threat. RHODIUM (6) won at Keeneland impressively this meet, but never won at this distance. DELUSIONAL KK (1) exits a key race, which the runner-up came back and won this meet.  PICKS 4-6-1

    Race 4: TIGERBEACH (7) has back to back solid works from the gate to be a contender. SKY PROMISE (11) is a well bred colt also training sharply. KOWBOY POSSE (3) should improve second time over the track with blinkers on and a fast drill since lone start.  PICKS 7-11-3

    Race 5: MAKARIOS (4) ran third in the G3 Transylvania and should like the distance with a step down in class. CHANNEL MARKER (1) dealt with traffic on the inside last time and hopes to improve with a race over the turf, but once again has an inside post to make sure the price is right. HOLIDAY BONUS (8) needs a sharp break and needs to show more, but barn excels with turf runners.  PICKS 4-1-8

    Race 6: ORIENTAL CROWN (6) may change his tactics this time out after he flashed speed and gave way last time. DUNK A DIN (1) exits a sharp performance. HIGH MULTIPLE (10) faces winner first time, but has some early speed and gets in light with the bud rider for a repeat effort.  PICKS 6-1-10

    Race 7: SOGLIO (5) gets some class relief while he moves back to the grass for his second attempt at 9 furlongs and jockey Castellano aboard. GIANT PAYDAY (3) is another 3yo that exits the Spiral Stakes and back on his preferred footing. GORGEOUS KITTEN (2) is a well bred turf runner that also goes back to the turf and serious stretch threat.  PICKS 5-3-2

    Race 8: LYONS BAY VISTA (8) exits an improved effort and should continue to move forward for a hot barn. LOVE ME IN MALIBU (6) may prefer longer over the grass, but jockey Castellano in the irons and barn wins at a high percentage with sprinters. TRULY BRILLIANT (3) has a good series of works and competes with blinkers off for his first start of the year.  PICKS 8-6-3




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