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KEENELAND / THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10
Race 1: A Better Tomorrow (1) finds a weak group for his drop in class. Exacta boxes: 1-5, 1-6, 1-10
Race 2: Coronet of a Baron (6). Dropping in class and he runs well on synthetic surfaces. Exacta boxes: 6-2, 6-3, 6-1
Race 3: Crown's Path (2). In good form as three of his six wins have come this year and he's the pick to run them down late. Exacta boxes: 2-4, 2-1, 2-11
Race 4: Richie's Sweetheart (5). Burned by a fast pace in the last but can win this with the class drop plus the turn back from a one-mile race to a sprint. Exacta boxes: 5-6, 5-4, 5-9
Race 5: Ameliatheaviator (6) ran against much tougher last time and shortens up by a sixteenth of a mile from her last start. Exacta boxes: 6-7, 6-4, 6-1
Race 6: Conspiracy (2) has run well at Keeneland and the drop into claiming company for the first time should wake him up. Exacta boxes: 2-9,. 2-7
Race 7: Dynamical (4) ran very well here in the spring and I think this is his best distance. Exacta boxes: 4-5, 4-1, 4-10
Race 8: Miffed (7) is working great and the trainer is good with these kinds of layoff types. And she caught a very tough field in her one run at Keeneland. Exacta boxes: 7-1 7-9, 7-10, 7-3
Race 9: Smart Ashley (4) ran so-so in her debut but I like that she was well-bet for a trainer not known for winning with his first-timers. I would expect big improvement in this spot. Exacta boxes: 4-9, 4-11, 4-6
Late Pick 4 (#1 ticket): 2,7,9 with 1,4,5,9,10 with 1,7,9,10 with 4
Late Pick 4 (#2 ticket) 2 with 1,4,5,9,10 with 1,7, 9,10 with 4,9,11