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Race 1: Mizzilli (8). Good form at Presque Isle, shows a good work and drops in class. Exacta boxes 8-6, 8-4, 8-2
Race 2: Eowyn's Ring (4). Has some decent races against better at Presque Isle and that form has transferred well to Keeneland. Exacta boxes 4-1, 4-2
Race 3: Makin Mo Love (2). Showed improvement for new trainer and contested a quicker than par pace last time. Exacta boxes 2-3, 2-6, 2-7, 2-11
Race 4: Strong Appeal (6). Has good form at Keeneland and is one of the few in here that exceeded the par for this class level. Exacta boxes 6-2, 6-3, 6-4, 6-10
Race 5: La Stupenda (1). Ran big here earlier in the meet and would seem to have been claimed for just these types of races. Exacta boxes 1-4, 1-7, 1-9
Race 6: Delta Golf Alpha (8). Trainer shows strong numbers with turf route types and I like the Desormeaux takes this mount, since he's ridden well with limited mounts at this meet. Exacta boxes 8-4, 8-10, 8-11
Race 7: Turtle River (5). Empire Maker offspring love the polytrack and Mott shows a good percentage with the turf-to-synthetic move. Streethomealabama is the one to beat but I don't like that post position. Exacta boxes 5-12, 5-2, 5-3
Race 8: Middleburg (1). Trainer excels with these layoff types and Rosie Napravnik takes the mount, bidding for her first Keeneland riding title. Exacta boxes 1-10, 1-8, 1-11, 1-14
Race 9: Notoriety (11). Held up well against a very fast pace and it's also good to see that Strong Resolve, who beat him last time, came back to run well last Sunday. Exacta boxes 11-5, 11-10, 11-8
Late Pick 4 (race 6): 4,8,10,11 with 5,12 with 1,8,10,11 with 10,11