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    Ellis Starr

    Ellis Starr, a.k.a. “Ubercapper,” is the National Racing Analyst for Equibase. He publishes detailed analysis and selections for Keeneland and other tracks regularly which can be found at Equibase, Keeneland Select and other web sites. Ellis writes a widely distributed “Race of the Week” article which appears on the Equibase web site as well as America’s Best Racing. Ellis can be heard on the Horse Racing Radio Network's "Weekend Stakes Preview" show every Friday from 6 to 7 pm (ET) covering major stakes races throughout North America. Ellis will be posting his analysis daily for one race taken right from his complete selection and analysis report. Additionally, you can follow Ellis’ insights on twitter @ubercapper.

    Sunday, October 11, 2015

    Race #9

    #12 Purim's Danawa - Fair odds 7/2

    #6 Queenie's Song  - Fair odds 7/2

    #4 Queen of Scat - Fair odds 7/2

    #7 Nancy Ride - Fair odds 7/2

    Exacta and Trifecta box: 4,6,7,12

    Purim's Dancer won her only start, a dirt sprint, but is bred to take to turf like a duck takes to water and can move right through this allowance level. Queenie's Song finished 2nd last out under these conditions off a layoff and although she has 5 career runner-up finishes to go along with 2 wins should be a factor to the wire again. Queen of Scat has run FIVE "A" races in a row on grass for 1st or 2nd place finishes and fits on all counts for a big piece as well, possibly the winner's share. Nancy Ride gets a HUGE jockey change to Leparoux off a nose loss and has improved in every start since her debut last fall so would be no surprise if winning either.

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