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Wednesday, April 15
Race 1: (3) Greek Bird has run well at Keeneland and drops out of tougher company. Exacta boxes 3-5, 3-4
Race 2: (6) Assonlin has a bullet work for the Ward stable and that barn loves to win these two-year old races. Exacta boxes 6-5, 6-3
Race 3: (12) Coastline had some trouble in the last race and still produced a top Beyer fig for a barn that's been doing well at this meet. Exacta boxes 12-1, 12-2, 12-4
Race 4: (4) Indian Wildcat was well-bet in the debut race and now drops in class for the Amoss barn, which hits at a 28 percent clip with second-time starters. Exacta boxes 4-2, 4-1, 4-3
Race 5: (8) Sound of Freedom makes the second start off a layoff for Kenneally and that's a 22 percent win category for him. Exacta boxes 8-6, 8-2, 8-1
Race 6: (11) Unbridled Ocean makes the second start off an extended break and Mott wins 35 percent of the time in this category. This one gets the slight nod for value in what is a tough group. Exacta boxes 11-10, 11-6, 11-4
Race 7: (5) Unbridledexplosion shows good form at Keeneland and stretches out to a better distance than last time. Exacta boxes 5-6, 5-1
Race 8: (7) A Lot took a big step forward in that allowance win last time and I'm betting that he's ready for a stakes win in the Transylvania. The sharp works preparing for this start only enhances that feeling. Exacta boxes 7-1, 7--2
Race 9: (8) Straight Hannah is the pick for a trainer who wins at a 23 percent clip with debuting maiden claimers. Exacta boxes 8-4, 8-2
Late Pick 4: 11,10,4,6,8 with 5,6,1 with 7,2,1 with 8