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Friday, April 24
Race 1: (4) Scrumpdilicious drops in class for the Ramsey stable and this one had a troubled trip last time. Exacta boxes 4-2, 4-7
Race 2: (6) Mr Canada was caught on the inside part of the track on April 4 when that was the worst place to be. With a class drop and a better trip, he can show big improvement. Exacta boxes 6-1, 6-2, 6-3
Race 3: (3) Season Ticket faces an easier group that in his last start and the last couple of races for this one featured bad trips. Exacta boxes 3-5, 3-6, 3-8
Race 4: (7) Makenzie's Magic can improve with a race over the track. Exacta boxes 7-6, 7-3
Race 5: (8) Muhaawu has already run this far and the last two fields this one faced were tougher than this group. Exacta boxes 8-1, 8-7, 8-9
Race 6: (6) Eton Ridge comes from the Fairgrounds and horses from that circuit have done well in the claiming ranks at this meet. 6-3, 6-7, 6-8, 6-1
Race 7: (7) Choclatier is working great for the white-hot Brown/Castellano team. Exacta boxes 7-9, 7-3, 7-6
Race 8: (5) Eastwood has some back class and the fact that Pletcher runs him at this meet might indicate he's returned to that level. Exacta boxes 5-6, 5-2, 5-7
Race 9: in the grade 3 Bewitch Stakes, (6) Caroline Thomas is the pick based on her affinity for Keeneland. She's less than a length combined away from a 3-for-3 record here and her best figs have come in races here. Exacta boxes 6-2, 6-4, 6-9, 6-10, 6-12
Race 10: (5) Fennerbahce was too close to too-hot pace last time and may improve here with a softer early trip. Exacta boxes 5-7, 5-4, 5-3
Late Pick 4: 7,3,6,9 with 5,2,6 with 6, 2,4,9,10,11,12 with 5