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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.
#6 Sackett drops in for half of last tag and shortens up to one turn. He can also boast top Beyer figure. #4 Full Clip exits same race as #6 Sackett so he too is dropping and shortening. The Ken and Sarah Ramsey entry, #1 Red and White and #1a Lonely Mission, are the early favorites.
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#1 Red and White, #4 Full Clip, #6 Sackett, #2 Fields Road
#8 Strike Up the Band was a bit rank in his first outing back in June. He has since become a gelding and has been working well. Look for a big effort in his 2nd try. #2 Open Bar, besides loving the name, is a firster for the Catalano barn. Expensive yearling purchase makes debut for $30K is a bit suspicious but barn is strong with firsters. #4 Kyzan is debuting for the Sally Schu barn. Always keep Sally in your exotics at Keeneland. Again the Ken and Sarah Ramsey entry is the 9-5 early favorite.
#2 Open Bar, #4 Kyzan, #1 Keystoneforvictory, #8Strike Up the Band
#4 Gorgeous Bird turned in a big effort last out but was keeping softer company. Still the colt showed a lot of promise early on and he looks like he may be finding his best stride as he matures. #5 Irish You Well is making his 3rd off the layoff and he is a racehorse. He likes the distance and should be in top form. #1 Go Go Rocket is making his 2nd start off the layoff. He has the early speed to take advantage of his inside post.
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#4 Gorgeous Bird, #5 Irish Wish Well
#10 Cape Caroline has 3 starts under her belt and outran her odds last time. She finished 3rd going a mile at KD which should set up her for a big effort here with the added distance. #2 Paint the Corners should love the added distance. She made a willing move in her last start going 6 furlongs, she just run out of real estate. #5 Tiz Madness beaten favorite in her last start should also appreciate this 2 turn event.
#1 Etsu, #2 Paint the Corners, #4 Sweet Ella, #5 Tiz Madness, #10 Cape Caroline
#2 Leadem in Ken has been off since last December but has sharp works preparing. He makes a significant drop in class for his return and have to give him the edge. #7 Limonte drops for half from his last start. This looks like a good spot for him to pick up a check. #5 Wise Crossing exits a win for $14K on the grass. His dirt form is also good enough to land a share here.
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#2 Leadem in Ken, #4 Vanity Feature, #5 Wise Crossing, #7 Limonte
Race 6 begins the Late Pick 4
#1 Captain Cook, #5 Or Sunday, #8 Sound of Freedom, #9 Revolver
#2 Julie’s Jewelry, #4 Tiz So Sweet
#2 My Senses, #4 Legendofthekitten, #5 Dating Lady Luck
#1 Copus, #3 Stonecrusher, #9 Barrister Jim, #10 Pulpit’s Legacy