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    Ellis Starr

    Ellis Starr, a.k.a. “Ubercapper,” is the National Racing Analyst for Equibase. He publishes detailed analysis and selections for Keeneland and other tracks regularly which can be found at Equibase, Keeneland Select and other web sites. Ellis writes a widely distributed “Race of the Week” article which appears on the Equibase web site as well as America’s Best Racing. Ellis will be posting his analysis daily for one race taken right from his complete selection and analysis report. Additionally, you can follow Ellis’ insights on twitter @ubercapper.


    Friday, October 27, 2017

    Race #7

    #6 Douglas Road - Fair odds 2/1

    #11 Get a Valentine - Fair odds 3/1

    Douglas Road has run well in all4 of his career races, never worse than 4th, including 2 runner-up finishes in a row, the last in a tough 9 horse field at Kentucky Downs. After not making much progress late last out, trainer Delacour adds blinkers to help the colt focus on the task at hand and that could help him earn his 2nd career victory.

    Get a Valentine changed trainers prior to returning to the races following 9 months off on 9/23 and ran big although he was likely not fully cranked up for his best. In that 9/23 race on the grass at Churchill Downs, he missed by inches in a 3 horse photo and with Geroux riding back to go along with 2nd off the layoff improvement, Get a Valentine is the other horse with the bulk of the probability to win this race. That being said, #1 Mongolian Greywold, #2 Six Schillings, #3 Unmoored, #7 Sharm El Sheikh and #9 One Last Strike are ALSO lightly raced horses that could jump up and run big.

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