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KEENELAND / 10/18
Race 1: (5) Erzulie Dantor. Shows sharp workouts here and Desormeaux doing well with limited number of runners. Exacta boxes: 5-10, 5-11, 5-12
Race 2: (8) Spartan King. He's in peak form right now and he's won here before. Exacta boxes: 8-9, 8-5
Race 3: Kitchen Police (1). Trainer does well with these types and this one is working well. Exacta boxes: 1-5, 1-6, 1-10, 1-11
Race 4: Chinchero (2). I like horses in these classes of races that run well and then come back for a second start at the meet. Exacta boxes 2-6, 2-7, 2-10, 2-11
Race 5: Night League (3). Turns back from a one-mile race so should be good and fit. Also, Amoss' runners often do much better after getting a race under their belt and this one faced a good field. Exacta boxes 3-6, 3-8, 3-1, 3-12
Race 6: Little Curlin (12). It's a tough distance for a first-out runner but I like the sharp work here plus the outside draw going this distance and I'm not wild about the favorite. Exacta boxes: 12-8, 12-1
Race 7: Seruni (1). He likes the Keeneland lawn and gets a rider aboard who has had success with this one in the past. Exacta boxes: 2-4, 2-5, 2-8
Race 8: Liberated (6). Built stamina with the race at Kentucky Downs and has run well here in the past. Exacta boxes: 6-3, 6-5, 6-4
Race 9: Sustained (10). Was 2nd in a graded-stake at two and may have made a breakthrough with that allowance win last time. Trainer Romans told me (see Keeneland You Tube channel interview) that he's also been very high on this lass. And I like that rider who was aboard last time ships in for this mount. Exacta boxes: 10-12, 10-8, 10-7, 10-3
Race 10: Glamour Galore (7). Has had two good races at Keeneland and that form often holds up. Exacta boxes: 7-9, 7-10, 7-11, 7-5
Late Pick 4: 2,4,5,8 with 6,3,4,5 with 10, 7, 3, 8 with 7