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KEENELAND / SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6
Race 1: Ichiban Warrior (1a) drops out of classier company for Maker/Pletcher team. Exacta boxes: 1-3, 1-6, 1-9
Race 2: New Believer (1) loves Keeneland. He's not what he used to be but this looks like a drop to win a nice purse. Exacta boxes: 1-2, 1-6, 1-11
Race 3: Brad's Ruby (6) hooked a tough field in the debut and was well-bet. Tepin is the one to beat. Exacta boxes: 6-10,8,5
Race 4: Belly of the Whale (3) was impressive in the debut at Saratoga and can win right back. Exacta boxes: 3-1, 3-4, 3-7
Race 5: Hunting Hill (8) was well bet in the debut and is working well. Exacta boxes: 8-7, 8-4
Race 6: Fioretti (7) goes for a trainer who excels with horses making the second start off a layoff. Exacta boxes: 7-6, 7-5, 7-2
Pick 4: 7,6,2 with 2,5,7,12 with 5, with 9,10,5,7
Race 7: Tiger Bourbon (2) has had tough luck in the last two and can win with a good trip. Exacta boxes: 2-5, 2-7, 2-12
Race 8: Emollient (5) relished this main track in the spring and looks like the winner over Byrama. Exacta boxes: 5-6, 5-8, 5-9
Race 9: Kitten's Queen (9). The Ramsey team finally got a win yesterday and this looks like a good spot to get another win. Exacta boxes: 9-10, 9-7, 9-5