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Thursday, April 23
Race 1: (4) Politicallycorrect just won for a $32k tag and now he runs for $25k, no doubt because owner Ken Ramsey is all-out to win another owner's title and is well on his way to keeping his streak in tact. Exacta boxes 4-1, 4-2
Race 2: (9) Cover Up showed big improvement in his second turf race and now is working well for this engagement. Exacta boxes 9-8, 9-1, 9-3
Race 3: (6) Innocuous drops out of tougher races and that may set him up for a winning race here. Exacta boxes 6-5, 6-3
Race 4: (5) Fine Instincts has faced tougher and Pletcher has a good record with horses making their turf debuts. Exacta boxes 5-10, 5-3, 5-2, 5-12
Race 5: (3) Finnegan shows sharp works at Keeneland for trainer Wesley Ward. Exacta boxes 3-5, 3-2
Race 6: (7) Ft. Davis comes out of a tough race and has run well on this turf course. Exacta boxes 7-9, 7-6, 7-5
Race 7: (3) Kissed by a Rose has good speed and they may not catch this one on the class drop. Exacta boxes 3-8, 3-5, 3-6
Race 8: (2) Heyaarat ran against a good field last time, as the runnerup came back to win, and now he makes his second start off a layoff for a trainer in contention for the trainer's title. Exacta boxes 2-6, 2-3, 2-1, 2-12
Race 9: (6) Iron in the Fire gets the edge over the other Ward-trained runner because of showing workouts at Keeneland. Exacta boxes 6-4, 6-9
Late Pick 4: 7,6,9 with 3,5,6,8 with 2,1,3,6,9 with 6,4