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Race 1: Vice Dancer (7). Ran well off a layoff so should move forward in this start and Hill is riding the main track well. Exacta boxes 7-2, 7-10, 7-11
Race 2: Minnie Bear (9). Just missed earlier this meet despite a bad start and if that close to being 2-for-2 at Keeneland. Exacta boxes 9-3, 9-7, 9-12
Race 3: Quiet Success (7). Drops into an easier spot and has run well at Keeneland. Exacta boxes 7-1, 7-3, 7-4, 7-5
Race 4: Elemonate (7). Napravnik is not a regular rider for Sims so interesting that she takes this mount and the horse has several good works at Keeneland. Exacta boxes 7-12, 7-11, 7-5,7-8
Race 5: Indigo Kitten (7). Good works for this. Had trouble and a bad post in the race at Saratoga so could run much better here. Daily Double 7-3
Race 6: Hunting Hill (3). Loved this one in its first start of the meet and ran well to a Pletcher shipper. And she's worked well since that start. Exacta boxes 3-5, 3-8, 3-9, 3-2 + Daily Doubles 3 with 5, 12, 8, 6, 1
Race 7: Gleaning (5). Toss the Ky Downs race and the allowance win in June would stack up very well against this field. Exacta boxes 5-12, 5-8, 5-6, 5-1
Race 8: Simple Interest (7). Ran one of his best races on the Keeneland synthetic and he's working well for this start. Exacta boxes 7-6, 7-8, 7-1
Race 9: Cor Cor (7). Placed in a graded stake at Gulfstream earlier this year and ran very well in lone turf sprint try. Exacta box 7-1
Race 10: Schmooz Talker (8). Ramsey/Maker dangerous on the drop down and this one looks well-placed. Exacta boxes 8-2, 8-9, 8-12
Late Pick 4 (race 7): 5,1,6,8,12 with 7,6,8,1 with 7,1 with 8, 2, 9