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Please note that selections typically are available about 48 hours in advance of the race.

E.g., December 11

    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.


    Thursday, October 27, 2016

    Race 1
    #1 Malibubu shortens back to 6 furlongs which is the distance of her only win and takes another slight drop in class. Leparoux lands here. #4 Includere broke her maiden here on October 13 land tries to make it 2 in row over the Keeneland course. #5 G Miracle just misses in her last effort and looks competitive with these.

    $.50 Trifecta Box
    #1 Malibubu, #3 Lady Oak, #4 Includere, #5 G Miracle
    Cost $12

    Race 2 begins the Early Pick 4
    #4 Urban Bourbon, #5 Copper Hill, #6 Uncle Muggs
    Race 3
    #7 Kismet's Heels
    Race 4
    #3 Sumpter, #5 Tiz Town, #7 Pinson, #8 Pennington Bayou, #9 Aegis
    Race 5
    #5 Mr. Sensibility, #6 Persuasion, #10 Scattered Cash, #12 Heliodoro
    Cost $30 for a $.50 Pick 4 Ticket

    Race 6
    #7 Tizfun is making his 2nd career start for the Von Hemel barn. Chris Landeros lands in the irons and he has been on fire this meet. Like this colt stretching out to 2 turns and like the 15-1 morning line. #1 Insurgent is an expensive yearling purchase making his debut. Barn is strong with firsters and expect a big effort from this Bernardini colt. #11 War Union has a couple of races under his belt and could be ready to fire here.

    $.10 Superfecta Box
    #7 Tizfun, #9 Gervais, #11 War Union, #12 Daddy's Placer, #1 Insurgent
    Cost $12

    Race 6 begins the Late Pick 4
    #1 Insurgent, #7 Tizfun, #11 War Union
    Race 7
    #2 Sea Rover, #6 Tell The Truth
    Race 8
    #1 Bird Song, #9 Whateverybodywants, #2 Dazzling Gem
    Race 9
    #5 Circus Performer, #10 Imperia, #11 Ballagh Rocks
    Cost $27 for a $.50 Pick 4 Ticket

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