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KEENELAND / SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12
Race 1: (2) Keeneland Kitten. Drops from a tough field and is working well. Exacta boxes: 2-5, 2-9, 2-11
Race 2: (8) Tellalittlesecret. She likes this track and should have added stamina from that run at Ky Downs. Exacta boxes: 8-2, 8-4
Race 3: (10) Resistivity. The sire loved polytrack and Casse is always dangerous with a two-year old first-timer. Exacta boxes: 10-8, 10-3, 10-1
Race 4: (6) Sky Above. Comes off a lifetime best and loves synthetic. Exacta boxes: 6-8, 6-3, 6-2
Race 5: Arriving (10) turns back from a longer race and has hooked two very tough fields. This spot is easier. (4) Ebullittina is a live longshot here. Exacta boxes: 10-4, 10-6, 10-1
Race 6: (11) Cape Savannah. This one should improve in second start off a long layoff and the addition of lasix may help, too. Exacta boxes: 11-7, 11-4, 11-5, 11-2
Race 7: (8) Boom Boom Vroom. I like that Gomez takes this mount and this one is working well--plus, she showed good speed against a tougher bunch last time. Exacta boxes: 8-9, 8-10 , 8-3
Race 8: (8) Cynical Storm. A good debut effort at Saratoga has been followed by a sharp work at Keeneland. Exacta boxes: 8-7, 8-5, 8-3
Race 9: (7) Kitten's Dumplings. She had a tough trip last time and her best ever was at this nine-furlong distance. Owner Ken Ramsey told me this week he likes both of these fillies but that Alterite will be tough to beat. Exacta boxes: 7-2, 7-4, 7-5, 7-9
Race 10: (10) Medium of Exchange. Good speed in the first start off a layoff may signal a move forward in this spot. Exacta boxes: 10-9, 10-6, 10-4
Late Pick 4: 1,3,5,8,9,10 with 5,7,8 with 7,4 with 10,9