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Thursday, April 16
Race 1: (4) Way to go Trish is back on her best surface and the barn is doing well with limited starters at this meet. Exacta boxes 4-5, 4-6
Race 2: (7) Banree shows the best gate work of the two Ward-trained horses and that gives this one the edge. Exacta boxes 7-4, 7-5
Race 3: (2) Thirtysilverpieces drops in class and has won on dirt before. Exacta boxes 2-5, 2-4
Race 4: (5) Strike Tone won first-time out, suggesting talent, and the barn is red hot at this meet. Exacta boxes 5-6, 5-4
Race 5: (11) Zamquick ran well here in the fall and the switch to Leparoux in this spot is a positive. Exacta boxes 11-8, 11-6, 11-5. (If rained off the turf, (12) Bannah is the pick).
Race 6: (9) She's a True Beauty beat seven rivals in her debut and is training well. Exacta boxes 9-7, 9-10, 9-2
Race 7: (7) Keen Pauline drops in class and the turn back in distance is a positive. Exacta boxes 7-2, 7-5, 7-4
Race 8: (7) Indian Rainbow had trouble in the US debut last fall and goes for a good layoff trainer in Clement. Picking up a top local turf rider is a plus, too. Exacta boxes 7-8, 7-4, 7-1
Race 9: (8) Breaking Doors caught a tough field in his dirt debut and is working well for this start. Exacta boxes 8-10, 8-4, 8-6
Late Pick 4: 9,7,10,2 with 7,2 with 7,8,4,1 with 8,10