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1st Race: CAMILLE GAREY (#2) and STREET WALKIN (#4) are both trained by Graham Motion but run as separate interests. Both are capable of winning but give the slight edge to Camille Garey, who has been training sharply here at Keeneland. MIZILLI (#8) drops in class and is a contender.
2nd Race: TY BOO (#5) is a consistent runner at this level and has the speed to be in contention throughout. His best makes him a winner today. RAY FROM CLAY (#3) drops back in for a tag and is the one to beat. BARN STORMER (#1) rates a chance.
3rd Race: MAKIN MO LOVE (#2) ran a decent race at this level last out and rates the edge off that performance. GENEVA LAKE (#3) drops a notch in class and fits in here. RAISELA (#6) has the speed to be a contender.
4th Race: MACHO COACH (#5) drops in class and should get a good trip just off the early leaders. He gets in light with jockey Dylan Davis, who is overdue for a win. COOL C NOTE (#7) failed as the favorite last out after leading throughout. He figures to have company on the front end today but still looks like the one to catch. STRONG APPEAL (#6) is a contender.
5th Race: BREATH (#5) won her first three races before tiring against a much better field last out at Kentucky Downs. Look for her to get back on the winning track against this bunch. LA STUPENDA (#1) beat a weak field last out but did it impressively and figures to be the main competition. PRESSTHEHARDWAYS (#7) fits with these.
6th Race: CAGE FIGHTER (#4) is a lightly raced colt who was claimed by Ramseys/Maker last out. He figures to move forward today and rates the edge with Joe Rocco Jr. picking up the mount. GRAND GIANT (#2) is also trained by Mike Maker. He has been a beaten favorite on several occasions but looks like the one to beat. PEACE TALK (#1) will be running at the end and has to be considered in a well-matched turf race.
7th Race: SPANGLED BANNER (#7) ran well in both of her starts on the turf in New York. She has been training sharply over the Keeneland Polytrack and looks like a winner for trainer Eoin Harty and jockey Corey Lanerie. CRISSY FIELD (#10) finished a length behind Beth Anns Kitten in her debut and figures to move forward off that race. She is the one to beat BETH ANN'S KITTEN (#2) has been a beaten favorite in all three of her races but has to be respected.
8th Race: MARINE PATROL (#8) has actually won two of his three races but was disqualified from the maiden win in July. He looked very sharp last out at Kentucky Downs and figures to make it two in a row with Shaun Bridgmohan back aboard for trainer Wayne Catalano. MIDDLEBURG (#1) has been idle since March but Christophe Clement is very good with returning runners and this one looks dangerous. BINGO KITTEN (#11) will have to overcome an outside post.
9th Race: FUSA CODE (#10) was claimed last out by trainer Mike Maker and has had three bullet works since that start. He figures to be ready and if he takes to the Polytrack he should win this one. NOTORIETY (#11) was second at 50-1 last out and the winner of that one came back to win again on Sunday. STROKE (#1) drops in class and is a contender.