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Race 1: Holy Harbour (1). Showed some speed in the debut and I like that jockey Corey Lanerie keeps the mount. Exacta boxes: 1-8, 1-4
Race 2: New Believer (9). Not what he used to be but ran pretty well here earlier in the meet and absolutely loves this track. Exacta boxes 9-6, 9-7, 9-5
Race 3: Reach for a Kitten (3). No standouts in here for a well-connected firster makes some sense and Rosie Napravnik takes the mount for a trainer with whom she's had success on these young ones. Exacta boxes 3-5, 3-6, 3-7
Race 4: Summer Flirt (4). Mott excels with layoff types and this one ran well in the lone start on the Keeneland turf. Exacta boxes 4-1, 4-8, 4-10
Race 5: Dynamic Impact (7). Casse runners are doing well and this one is bred to relish the stretchout in distance. Exacta boxes 7-4, 7-1, 7-2
Race 6: Mater (5). This one woke up last time and won despite a wide trip. Exacta boxes 5-7, 5-3, 5-1
Race 7: Matuszak (2). Mott doesn't win often with firsters so it was noteworthy that this one won first-out at Churchill last month. Exacta boxes 2-3, 2-1
Race 8: Kissable (8). In the Rood&Riddle Dowager, it's important to look for distance specialists and she fits the bill. Also, trainer Roger Attfield excels in this category at Keeneland and Kissable shows a sharp work here. Exacta boxes 8-2, 8-4, 8-9
Race 9: Little Jimmy (11). Drops in class and has a pedigree that suggests he'll like the polytrack. Exacta boxes 11-10, 11-12, 11-3
Late Pick 4 (race 6): 5,7,3,1 with 2,3,1 with 8,2,4, 9 with 11,10