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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.

    Saturday, April 22, 2017

    Race #8
    #5 Bam Bam Bryan - Fair odds 2/1
    #6 Aquamarine - Fair odds 5/2
    Exacta: 5,6 over 5,6,7 (#7 is Jersey Street)
    Bam Bam Bryan fits at the non-winners of one other than Maiden condition perfectly as he broke his maiden in his only start. That win, in March, was an effort in which he led from start to finish and won easily by seven length. He's been working well for his second start and appears to have an edge on many levels.
    Aquamarine also won in his debut, in January, in California. Flattered when the runner-up one his next start, Aquamarine next ran in a stakes race against some tough horses and finished fourth. Back at this level on March 19 in California he battled on a sizzling early pace before tiring. Changing trainers to the barn of a hall of fame conditioner in Lukas, Aquamarine has a chance to be sitting off the pace early as he did in his debut and make the last run to win.

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