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KEENELAND / SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13
Race 1: (3) Safari Artie. In good form since coming off a layoff and looks well-spotted here. Exacta boxes 3-1, 3-2
Race 2: (1) Tiz Resplendent. This one must get off the rail but he's working well and I like his potential finishing kick. Exacta boxes 1-3, 1-4, 1-7
Race 3: (12) Dubai Beauty. This one is good on synthetics and I don't like the favorites much. Exacta boxes: 12-11, 12-10, 12-7
Race 4: (8) Crab Key. Trainer is good with layoff types and this one is working well. Exacta boxes 8-7, 8-9 ,8-1
Race 5: (5) Capt. Zippounas. This is another Presque Isle shipper and they've been winning races here this fall, plus this one has 8 career victories. Exacta boxes 5-2, 5-4. 5-3
Race 6: (6) Unstoppable Colby or (7) Roll All Knight. Bet both to win. I don't like the favorites and I think both of these mid-priced horses have an upset chance. The former finished well after a bad start and the second is dropping sharply in class. 4-horse exacta box of 6-7-9-11
Race 7: (3) Flak. Got a stamina-builder in the race at Ky Downs and should improve off that effort. McPeek's horses have run pretty well and he's due for a win. Exacta box of 3-7-2
Race 8: (8) He's Got Talent. Was impressive in the debut and then tackled stakes company. He's working well for the comeback and should handle these. Exacta boxes 8-4, 8-3, 8-2
Race 9: (3) Allegheny Angel. She ran her best race in her lone start on the Keeneland lawn and should improve in her second start off a layoff. Exacta boxes: 3-1/1a, 3-8, 3-10
Late Pick 4: 6,7,9,11,12 with ALL with 8 with 3