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    Tom Leach

    Tom Leach is “the Voice of the Wildcats” for football and men’s basketball and a contributor to as well. He is a two-time winner of the Eclipse Award for radio coverage of thoroughbred racing. During race meets, check out Keeneland’s You Tube channel for his trainer and jockey interviews ahead of major stakes races and listen for the weekly “In The Money” podcast with Tom and Jim Goodman at You can follow Tom’s coverage of the Cats at

    Friday, April 10, 2015

    Friday / April 10

    Race 1:  (6) Oliwa was bet down in the debut but got out of the gate slowly.  This one adds blinkers and all signs point to improvement.  Exacta boxes 6-2, 6-5

    Race 2:  (1) The Conception has run well on this track and draws a top jock for this race.  Exacta boxes 1-3, 1-2

    Race 3:  (5) All That Brass goes second-off-the-layoff, which is an 18 percent angle for the trainer, is this one is bred for the stretchout in distance.  Exacta boxes 5-1, 5-8, 5-3

    Race 4:  (7) Czar has run well on the Keeneland grass and trainer Colebrook has his horse working well for this engagement.  Exacta boxes 7-4, 7-5, 7-8

    Race 5:  (3) Sylvan Walk shows a steady and solid pattern of works and I like that Castellano signs on for this ride.  Exacta boxes 3-6, 3-1, 3-7

    Race 6:  (3) Keep Crossing shifts from turf to dirt and that's a good angle for the trainer, whose horses are running great thus far at the meet.  Her previous best would be good enough to win this.  Exacta boxes 3-5, 3-1

    Race 7:  (1) Get Down Kitten won the debut first-time out and that's usually a good indication of a horse with some talent.  Throw out the last effort because of a poor post.  Exacta boxes 1-3, 1-8, 1-2

    Race 8:  (2) Native Talent has a start under his belt and that's a plus in this spot.  Exacta boxes 2-1, 2-5, 2-7

    Race 9:  (2) Long on Value got good last fall and came back with a strong effort in his four-year old debut for Mott.  If there's another step forward in him, it could be good enough to win this.  Exacta boxes 2-3, 2-5, 2-7

    Race 10:  (2) I Wish is improved this year and the move back to dirt could produce a move forward.  Exacta boxes 2-5, 2-8, 2-9

    Late Pick 4:  1,3,8 with 1,2,5,7 with 2,3 with 2,5,8,9




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