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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.

    Thursday, October 19, 2017

    Race #2

    #3 Marlinspike - Minimum odds 9/5

    #6 Little Code - Minimum odds 5/2

    #7 Kai Nalu - Minimum odds 5/2

    Marlinspike made her career debut on 9/2, in a sprint, in Canada, and ran very well as she rallied from 4th with a quarter mile to go to lead with an 8th of a mile to go then settled for second. That was just a prep as she's bred to run much better around two-turns and with a lot of physical and mental improvement expected she could win.

    Little Code finished third after being far back in her debut in August in a sprint then stretched out to a mile, albeit on turf, for her 2nd start, and closed well from 8th to 2nd. As she ran well on dirt and improved around two turns she could take another step forward and that race she ran in last month is now a KEY (productive) race from which the winner, 4th and 12th place finishers have all returned from to win so this gal would be no surprise if winning.

    Kai Nalu is the one the other two contenders should have to catch to win as she led from the start in her two previous route races, tiring each time, once to 6th and then to 5th. She gets a significant change in jockey and may be more relaxed on the front end this time so could take these a long way, perhaps all the way from start to finish.

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