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    Tom Leach

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    Wednesday, October 26, 2016

    WEDNESDAY, October 26

    Race 1:  (1a) Datts Arties Boy comes off a good-looking maiden win and against the field, he can make it two in a row.  Leparoux staying aboard is a plus, too.  Exacta boxes 1-3, 1-5

    Race 2:  (4) Granny's Kitten produced a top Beyer fig in the first start off a short layoff and he's won on this track before, too.  Exacta boxes 4-1, 4-2

    Race 3:  (6) Delilah is the shaky pick here, in a race with no standout.  The class drop is a key factor and this is her first chance at two turns since the spring.  Put that one in an exacta box with Missy Baba, Bellamy Touch and Indian Oaks.  Exacta box of 6-7-8-9

    Race 4:  (3) Carolina Jasmine has solid speed figures and has run well previously at Keeneland and that's enough to tip me in that direction.  Exacta boxes 3-5, 3-7, 3-9

    Race 5:  (6) Clever Serve ran a much-improved race last time, on this track and from a horrible post, so I can serve this one taking another step forward.  Exacta boxes 6-7, 6-11, 6-12, 6-9

    Race 6:  (6) Chastise was an impressive maiden winner on this turf course and Pletcher has strong numbers with horses making the second start off a layoff.  Exacta boxes 6-1, 6-8, 6-5

    Race 7: (3) Bear's Big Boy has a race over the track in which the winner came back to win another race at this meet.  Also, trainer Vance has a good record off the claim and uses his go-to rider.  Exacta boxes 3-5, 3-2, 3-1

    Race 8: (10) Private Client has been well-bet in all starts so that suggests there's a though that this one has a lot of upside and I like the fact that she is shortening up from longer distances.  Also, she ran well here in the spring.  Exacta boxes 10-2, 10-7, 10-5

    Late Pick 4 (starts in race 5):  6,7,11,12,9 with 6,1 with 3,5,2,1 with 10,2




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