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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.

    Sunday, April 23, 2017

    Race #7
    #4 Blip 'n Th Bye - Fair odds 5/2
    #2 Stageplay - Fair odds 5/2
    #8 Game Time Decision - Fair odds 5/2
    Blip n' Th Bye comes back from two months off and likes to fire fresh like she did in her career debut in the fall of 2015 here at Keeneland and again last April off a two-month layoff like the one she's coming back from today at this seven furlong distance. She tried turf last time out but that's irrelevant and before that won nicely on dirt at the one lower non-winners of two level so could be tough to beat in this situation.
    However, Stageplay may be just as tough as she won in her career debut in October 2015 at Keeneland and then ran in six straight stakes races through last May before taking time off. She has been working very well for her return and has every right to fire a winning shot off the bench.
    Game Time Decision has never been worse than third in seven career races and has won two of her last three races. Flattered when the runner-up from her last when came back to win, she has excellent tactical speed and should be in the top three from the start. With a good outside post and Santana riding her back once again, she rounds out a strong trio of contenders.

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