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    Kim Nelson

    Kim has been involved with horses all her life. She has worked with pregnant mares, prepping yearlings, managed lay-up barns, exercise rider, assistant trainer and has trained a few of her own horses. She is also very involved in the placement of retired thoroughbreds once their racing careers are over. Kim worked as a handicapper for the Daily Racing form for 5 years before starting her work with Keeneland.

    Friday, April 7, 2017

    Race 1 Taking a chance that #10 Fairyland can overcome her outside post and gain the early lead. She has the big price tag and top connections. Like the recent work turned in by #6 Just Be Frank and hoping he will boost the exotics. #9 Waki Patriot is another that comes over with top connections and brings a solid work tab. Also, can’t leave out Fairyland's stablemate #8 Kitty Kat Katie . $.10 Superfecta Box #3 Baytown Lex, #6 Just Be Frank, #8 Kitty Kat Katie, #9 Waki Patriot, #10 Fairyland Cost $12 Early Pick 4 begins in Race 2

    Race 2 #1 Blonde in the City, #2 Rhodium

    Race 3 #1 Money Flows, #6 Rated R Superstar

    Race 4 #1 Roustabout, #2 Summer O Fiftyfour, #3 Starinthemaking, #5 Wissam, #6 Whole Lotta Luck, #8 Barry’s Swing

    Race 5 #6 Princess Dinah, #7 Delusional K K, #8 Smart Kit, #9 Lovethislife Cost $48 for a $.50 ticket

    Race 6 is a wide-open Allowance race on the grass. Will try a $.10 Superfecta Box hoping that one of the longer prices will cross the wire first. #2 Joust, #3 Chubby Star, #4 Danceland, #6 Tap of War, #9 Talaagy Cost $12 Race 7 begins the $200,000 Guaranteed Pick 4

    Race 7 #2 Miss Adele, #6 Tiger Eyes, #7 Pauline Revere, #8 Noelle’s Mischief

    Race 8 #3 Mutaraamy, #4 Town Classic

    Race 9, The Grade 3 Transylvania #4 Oscar Performance looks to be the one to beat in this one. He is coming off a winter vacation but work tab is sharp and connections are quite capable of winning off the bench. #5 Ticonderoga was quite impressive winning the Grade 3 Palm Beach in his last start and may have a fitness edge over Oscar Performance. #6 Sonic Boom always brings a gallant effort and should round out the exotics.

    Race 10 #1 Okbyecya, #2 Wind Cheater, #3 Heartbreak Hill, #4 Stella Nova, #8 Carmela, #9 Miss Coco, #11 Kirby’s Penny, #12 Big Blue Arrow Cost $64 for a $.50 Pick 4




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