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E.g., December 4

    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.


    Saturday, October 22, 2016

    Race 1
    #3 Baetykaty was well beaten in her last out but going to look past that one and she has the previous form to suggest she can handle these. #2 Distorted Type is the 4/5 morning line favorite. She has big Beyer numbers in recent form for this field and poses a threat. #1 Luvthatmustang looks good enough to boost the exotics.
    $.50 Trifecta Box
    #1 Luvathatmustang, #2 Distorted Type, #3 Baetykaty, #4 Vanilla Score
    Cost $12

    Race 2 begins the Early Pick 4
    #3 Double A, #9 Albert Charles, #10 Wild Scat Blue
    Race 3
    #3 Remebmbertobreathe, #4 Laythatpistoldown, #4 Ironclad, #7 Royal Blessing
    Race 4
    #5 Heavenly Daze
    Race 5
    #7 Make Amends, #11 Tequilita
    Cost $12 for a $.50 Pick 4 Ticket

    Race 6
    #5 Naifah is making her 2nd start for the Motion barn. She finished a respectable 4th last out with listed stakes company in her first in the U.S. She adds Lasix and looks dangerous in here. #4 La Manta Gris didn’t have the finish last time but that was her first try and landed an inside post going 2 turns. She should improve significantly here. #7 Tamit is a firster for the Casse barn and brings a solid work tab.
    $.50 Trifecta Box
    #4 La Manta Gris, #5 Naifah, #6 House On the Hill, #7 Tamit
    Cost $12

    Race 7 begins the Late Pick 4
    #2 Seeking the Blame, #9 Gettysburg
    Race 8
    #3 Catholic Cowboy, #6 Grande Shores
    Race 9
    #4 Lucy N Ethel, #10 Sophia’s Song
    Race 10
    #3 Casual Cocktail, #8 Lamontagne, #10 Equation, #11 Clairenation
    Cost $16 for a $.50 Pick 4 Ticket

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