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    Kim Nelson

    Kim has been involved with horses all her life. She has worked with pregnant mares, prepping yearlings, managed lay-up barns, exercise rider, assistant trainer and has trained a few of her own horses. She is also very involved in the placement of retired thoroughbreds once their racing careers are over. Kim worked as a handicapper for the Daily Racing form for 5 years before starting her work with Keeneland.

    Saturday, October 24, 2015

    Race 1

    1a Self Starter is the 7-5 morning line favorite. He has made his first 2 starts over the turf but he is dropping in class. Works over the main track suggests he can handle these. #8 Calhoun is another moving from turf to dirt but he has started on the main track. Like him at this distance and Lopez is on board. #5 Miltee is dropping in class off his last and barn is hot.

    $2 Exacta Box

    #5 Miltee, #8 Calhoun, 1a Self Starter

    Cost $12

    Race 2

    #7 Big Legacy rewarded his backers here last out with a win at this level. This guy is 4 for 5 this year and expect him get his picture taken once again. #1 Slan Abhaile finished a close 2nd to Big Legacy in his last race and figures to run well again. #4 Stevis Man is another that loves to win races. He brings 4 wins in a row and could try to steal this one.

    $.50 Trifecta Box

    #1 Slan Abhail, #3 Peteizum, #4 Stevis Man, #7 Big Legacy

    Cost $12

    Race 3

    #1 Big Kick drops to a new low for his return off the layoff. Works are strong. #3 Gentleman’s Honor, we can throw out his last at Kentucky Downs. He obviously didn’t care for that track. His 2 previous efforts suggest he is a player with theses. #4 South to the Sea is making his 2nd off a brief freshener. Looks good for part.

    $.50 Trifecta Box

    #1 Big Kick, #3 Gentleman’s Honor, #4 South to the Sea, #7 Voodoo Storm

    Cost $12

    Race 4

    #6 Miss Otis was a clear winner last out breaking her maiden at this distance on the grass. Hot jock Lanerie on board for this one and looks tough to beat. #7 Felt in Pocket has a couple of races under her belt. She turned in a gutsy performance to break her maiden last time. #2 Celestial Insight broke her maiden first try over the grass. First try around 2 turns.

    $.50 Trifecta Box

    #2 Celestial Insight, #6 Miss Otis, #7 Felt in Pocket #9 Marquee Miss

    Cost $12

    Race 5

    #6 Bound for Dixie is a firster for the Kenneally barn. Well bred filly looks the part for a debut winner. #9 Harlansperfection is making her 2nd lifetime start. She brings the fields best Beyer figure. #2 Dorodansa has a race over the track.

    $.10 Superfecta

    #2 Dorodansa, #6 Bound for Dixie, #7 Pick Pocket, #8 Escalante, #9 Harlansperfection

    Cost $12

    Race 6

    #9 Z royal is a firster for the Lukas barn. Colt has been working very well and like his odds. #7 Patton Proud is another firster. This Eskendereya colt has several sharp works also. #6 Hot Squad finished 2nd in his only start and that experience makes him a player here.

    $.50 Superfecta Box

    #1 Scarecrow, #4 War Stroll, #6 Hot Squad, #7 Patton Proud, #9 Z Royal

    Cost $12

    $.50 Late Pick 4

    Race 7

    #2 Forfeit, #4 Rerun, #8 Imagining, #9 Cougar Ridge

    Race 8

    #4 Latte Da, #6 Sister Blues, #8 Tiger Moth

    Race 9

    #5 Gap Year, #13 Mrs. McDougal

    Race 10

    #7 I’mbetterthangood, #9 Inspire Courage

    Cost $24




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