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Race 1: LaTorera (3) looked good winning earlier in the meet and the trainer once again uses his go-to jock in this spot. Will be hard to beat this one so let's try to find some value in the place spot with either Zingwella (6), Dijarvo (5) and Ashley's Place (1). EXACTA BOXES: 3-6, 3-5, 3-1
Race 2: a really wide open affair so don't take a short price here. Siva (6), Kenny's Lake (5) and Marchwood (7) are viable options to beat the likely favorite, Smokinindaboysroom (3). EXACTA BOX: 6-5-7
Race 3: the favorite looks vulnerable here, so I'm leaning to Alex's Gold (8), because of the decent form this one has shown on synthetic. Bully's Girl (9) is worth a look for the same reason, as is Justice Judy (6). EXACTA BOX: 8-9-6
Race 4: Class Included (1) drops into an easier spot that last time when she hooked Centre Court and she's my pick to get the money here over Distorted Legacy (5). Brilliant Future is the only other horse I'd consider here. EXACTA BOX: 1-5-7
Race 5: Bourbon Therapy (3) shows sharp works for sharp connections and I wouldn't be surprised to see this one get bet down. Hollywood Talent (1) from the Ward barn is the one to beat and Innovative Fashion (8) comes from a barn doing well with limited starters. EXACTA BOX: 3-1-8
Race 6: Elusive Fate (3) drew a horrible post last time at Gulfstream and horses coming out of that circuit have done well in these spots this spring. Olympic Avenue (11) and First Romance (9) are interesting price plays. EXACTA BOX: 3-11-9
Race 7: when I taped our podcast for today, I went only with the two inside horses but the more I looked at this race, the more I liked Grey by You (7). This one was very impressive in a win here earlier in the meet and is bred for turf. I'll play her in a box with the two inside horses. EXACTA BOX: 7-1-2
Race 8: hard to settle on anyone here so it's definitely a race to look for a price. I'll try Windswept (8), for a trainer who excels with layoff types. Rapacious (11) is a strong contender but has a bad post. EXACTA BOX: 8-11-9
Race 9: Clement's barn has been cold so far here at the Keeneland spring meet but Mystical Star (5) loves this track and I'll give her the nod in the Hilliard-Lyons Doubledogdare Stakes. Inglorious (3) is the other one to beat with Lotta Lovin (9) worth a look if the price is right. EXACTA BOX: 5-3-9
Race 10: inside posts have not done well in sprints at this meet but I think Tiz Tebow Time (2) is coming out of a possible key race at Gulfstream and I'll take a shot with that one based on a possible class drop. Distortionist (3) and Tiu (12) are solid contenders. EXACTA BOX: 2-3-12
BEST EXACTA RACE: 6
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