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WEDNESDAY / October 22
Race 1: Aggrandizement (6) switches to Leparoux for a second try at the Keeneland fall meet and the class drop should help this one as well, after being forced into a hot pace from the rail last time. Exacta boxes 6-7, 6-2, 6-5
Race 2: Three D (4) has 4 wins already this year and trainer Reed wins at a 25 percent with horses making the second start off a layoff. Exacta boxes 4-2, 4-6, 4-7
Race 3: Revelation (4) is bred to improve in two-turn races and that race over the track is a bonus, too. Exacta boxes 4-2, 4-1, 4-9
Race 4: Cherokee Beads (8) drops in class for connections looking to win the owner's title. Exacta boxes 8-6, 8-7, 8-1
Race 5: Jack Tripp (5) was narrowly beaten by a well-regarded Zito runner on opening weekend here, so that makes him salty in this spot. Exacta boxes 5-8, 5-6, 5-2
Race 6: Eagle (6) showed big improvement last time and the pedigree suggests another move forward is possible in the two-turn debut. Exacta boxes 6-5, 6-2, 6-8
Race 7: Free World (8) is the potential controlling speed in here and the jock is having a solid meet in his first extended run at Keeneland. Exacta boxes 8-11, 8-10, 8-9, 8-3
Race 8: Know You Know (9) just broek his maiden but there's little speed in here and this one might take the lead and never look back in a field where most of the top contenders are late runners. Exacta boxes 9-8, 9-1, 9-7
Late Pick 4 (starts in race 5): 5 with 6,5,2,8 with 8,11,9,10,3 with 9,1,8,7