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

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.


    Friday, October 21, 2016

    Race 1
    #6 Tracking the Cat just missed last out for Md $50K. The drop in class is a bit suspicious after the good run for $50K but can’t pick against him. #3 Discreetly Firm showed little in his first back off the brief freshener but adds blinkers this time and past form suggest he can be competitive at this level. #1 Majestic Heir also adds blinkers and drops in class. He is moving back to the sprint after trying a route of ground last time.
    $.50 Trifecta Box
    #1 Majestic Heir, #3 Discreetly Mine, #6 Tracking the Cat
    Cost $3

    Race 2 begins the Early Pick 4
    #1 Bird Sense, #6 Sherini
    Race 3
    #1 Mizz Money, #2 Prado’s Sweet Ride, #5 No Fault of Mine
    Race 4
    #2 Rossini Sunrise, #6 Que Hansen #7 Hold the Copy
    Race 5
    #1 Como Se Llama, #3 Favorite Coach, #6 All the Way
    Cost $27 for a $.50 Pick 4 Ticket

    Race 6
    #7 Holly Field is making his 3rd career start and brings the best last Beyer figure. Beaten favorite last 2 outs but looks good to redeem himself here. #3 Shareholder Value just missed in his last and definitely poses a threat with these. #4 Red Bo is a firster from the Casse barn and works suggest he is well prepared.
    $.50 Trifecta Box
    #3 Shareholder Value, #4 Red Bo, #7 Holly Field, #10 Seven Forty Seven
    Cost $12

    Race 7 begins the Late Pick 4 $200,000 Guaranteed
    #8 Newfound Gold, #9 Revolver
    Race 8
    #5 Sea Cloud, #6 Nickel, #7 Missseventhirteen, #8 Her Love for Pappy
    Race 9
    #4 Tin Type Gal, #9 Quidura, #10 My Impresion, #14 Linda
    Race 10
    #1 Sentence, #3 Little Dume
    Cost $32 for a $.50 Pick 4 Ticket

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