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Race 1: Lovesmelovesmenot (2). Has a win at Keeneland and should like the added distance. Exacta boxes 2-3, 2-5
Race 2: Saturdayatbernies (5). Drops in class for Catalano and had some trouble at the start of his last race, too. Exacta boxes 5-6, 5-1
Race 3: Renee (12). The favorite here is vulnerable so I'm looking for a price and I think I might get the 5-1 or better on Renee. This one drops in class and should show speed on the stretchout. Post position is obviously a concern so there's no way I'd single this horse. Exacta boxes: 12-8, 12-3, 12-2, 12-7
Race 4: Occasional View (2). The Motion barn has gotten hot late in the meet and this one ran against much tougher last time. Worth noting that the clocker report on the Keeneland.com website was quite impressed with the 1-horse's local drill. Exacta key 2 and 1 over 1,2,3,4,5
Race 5: Homeboykris (9). Claimed by Maker off a much-improved Beyer last month and he has shown some ability to handle the Keeneland main track. Exacta boxes 9-10, 9-1, 9-4
Race 6: Air Support (8). Has had six works since the middle of last month so fitness should not be an issue and this one loves the Keeneland lawn. Utley (5) is the one to beat for sure. Exacta keys 8 and 5 over 5,8, 4, 7
Race 7: Roberto Gato (3). Chased a wicked pace in his last, drops in class significantly from those races at Saratoga and jockey Mena may be best in riding sprints. It's also worth nothing that Green Mask (11) is working lights out, according to the Keeneland clocker reports. Exacta boxes 3-11, 3-10, 3-12
Race 8: Hot Tempo (7). The filly that beat her at Indiana Downs last time came back to run in the Raven Run last weekend so that was obviously a pretty good field. Also, Amoss taps his go-to rider to get on this one. Exacta boxes 7-6, 7-3, 7-10, 7-13, 7-11
Race 9: Professor Midnight (10). Other than post position, this one looks like a standout off the class drop into maiden-claiming. And he posted his best Beyer in his first try on the Keeneland polytrack. Exacta boxes 10-9, 10-8, 10-7, 10-2
Late Pick 4 (6th race): 8,5,7 with 3,10,11,12 with 7, 3, 6,10, 11, 13 with 10