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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.


    Sunday, October 29, 2017

    Race #10

    #2 Well Humored - Fair odds 9/5

    #5 Into Summer - Fair odds 5/2

    Exacta: 2,5 over 1,2,4,5,7,9,13

    #1 is Precious Love, #4 is Lovin Empire, #7 is Awesome Song, #9 is Defrock, #13 is Tamit

    To close out the meeting I decided to make today's free race the very last race of the day so we can take our profits and parlay them next weekend at Del Mar during the Breeders' Cup World Championships. I will have full card detailed analysis available no later than Wednesday night at Equibase, Keeneland Select and other similar sites and my Breeders' Cup Classic analysis will be published free as part of the Equibase Weekly Featured race and also at America's Best Racing. Thank to everyone who  read these selections daily and I look forward to doing this again next spring - Ellis Starr (P.S. Don't forget to check out my weekly blog analyzing at least one race every Saturday at various tracks, available free at keenelandselect.com)

    Well Humored could be the real dal off an 11 length destruction of the field in her debut in September at Delaware Park. That race was scheduled for turf but run on the dirt and as she was meant to run on turf and bred to adore it no matter which surface the race is run on she must be considered the one to beat because she's likely to improve leaps and bounds both physically and mentally off that debut effort.

    Into Summer finished very well from 8th to 2nd at this level last month at Kentucky Downs, two before that breaking her maiden nicely at Belmont. She's done little wrong in four races on grass today and actually her starting odds of 4/1 make her a horse we can also bet to win in the nightcap.

    Follow Me on Twitter @Ubercapper

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