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Kim Nelson has grown up with horses in Kentucky. She began her career with Thoroughbreds at North Ridge Farm in Lexington, KY where she worked with foaling mares and yearlings. She moved on from there to work for Carl Nafzger as an assistant trainer and exercise rider. After the birth of her daughter she changed careers to handicapping for the Daily Racing Form. Once the Daily Racing Form closed its handicapping department in Lexington, Kim was very fortunate to land a position with Marylou Whitney Stables. She is now the assistant racing and breeding manager for Mrs. Whitney.
#5 Upgrade is making his first start for the Stall barn. The gelding has been keeping very tough company and has been competitive. The drop in class should move him up. #3 Safari Artie is in really good form right now. He has the early foot to control the pace in this one. #2 Blind Hope is making the first off the claim for trainer Maker.
$2 Exacta Box
#5 Upgrade, #3 Safari Artie, #2 Blind Hope
#7 Sunandsea turned in a strong effort last out. She trains over the Keeneland surface so she has a home court advantage here. #4 Here Comes Cookie didn’t show much last time over the dirt at Mountaineer. Expect her to improve back on the poly and with the drop in class. #1 Tiz Resplendent also trains over the Keeneland course and look for improvement from her too with the drop in class.
$2 Exacta Box
#7 Sunandsea, #4 Here Comes Cookie, #1 Tiz Resplendent
#10 Abelha Maestra has been popular at the claim box. First off the claim again she looks like a contender here. #11 Islet another first off the claim but is back in a barn she is familiar with . Barn is strong first off the claim. #3 Sweet Sweet Beauty also first off the claim. Filly won her last out and is proven over the poly.
$2 Exacta Box
#10 Abelha Maestra, #11 Islet, #Sweet Sweet Beauty
#2 Shesakitty has been off for quite some time but has been training forwardly over the Keeneland course. #8 Crab Key has a race under her belt and posted a decent Beyer number for a debut effort. Solid works over the Keeneland course. #7 Mema is a very well bred firster that brings a sharp work.
$.10 Superfecta Box
#1 Silver Frame, #2 Shesakitty, #6 Bear On the Run, #7 Mema, #8 Crab Key
#4 Grip Hands could possibly inherit the lead in this one. Albarado could control the pace and take the field gate to wire. #7 Callingahardten drops in class and Lanerie will keep him close to the front. #The Best Glacier has strong Beyer numbers
$.50 Trifecta Box
#3 The Best Glacier, #$ Grip Hands, #7 Callingahardten, #8 Bell by the Ridge
$.50 Late Pick 4
#2 Category, #5 Rare, #6 Unstoppable Colby, #12 Runkle
#1 Celebrity Star, #8 Derheart, #11 Elusive Dame
#1 Cool Cowboy, #4 High Roll, #5 Chippewawhitechief
#1 Honey Lake, #6 Tree Hugger, #7 Muru Muru