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    Kim Nelson

    Kim Nelson has grown up with horses in Kentucky. She began her career with Thoroughbreds at North Ridge Farm in Lexington, KY where she worked with foaling mares and yearlings. She moved on from there to work for Carl Nafzger as an assistant trainer and exercise rider. After the birth of her daughter she changed careers to handicapping for the Daily Racing Form. Once the Daily Racing Form closed its handicapping department in Lexington, Kim was very fortunate to land a position with Marylou Whitney Stables. She is now the assistant racing and breeding manager for Mrs. Whitney.

    Thursday, April 10, 2014

    ~~Thursday, April 10, 2014
    Race 1
    #7 Full has been off for a while and makes his comeback in a softer spot than previous form. Barn has excellent stats with first off the layoff and this guy broke his maiden over the Keeneland course. #4 Fleet Beat has been very consistent over the synthetics courses and posted a win here last fall at this level.  #2 Beach Master lacks the synthetic experience but draws the red hot Stewart Elliott to the irons.
    .50 Trifecta Box
    #1 Lookn Mighty Fast, #2 Beach Master, #4 Fleet Beat, #7 Full
    Cost $12
    Race 2
    #8 Loving Lorraine drops in class looking for the maiden score. She had a rough trip last out and expect her to improve here. #3 Blue Temptation comes over with top connections and looks to be a competitor with these. #12 Impeached has been working well for her debut.
    .10 Superfecta
    #3 Blue Temptation, #8 Loving Lorraine, #10 Skydeck, #12 Impeached
    Cost $2.10
    Race 3
    #4 Triple Charm can boast the best last Beyer speed figure and the turn back in distance could put her in the winner’s circle. #3 Sky Girl has been keeping tough company and this looks like a good spot for her return off the winter break. #5 Unhedged has the early foot to be dangerous.
    $10 to win and place
    #4 Triple Charm
    Cost $20
    Race 4
    #8 Emmy Who won here last fall at this level and has a shot to repeat with Alan Garcia in the irons. #2 Broadmoor de Light is making her 2nd start off the layoff and comes in off a win. #4 Katy Lied is a synthetic specialist and has won over this course.
    .10 Superfecta Box
    #2 Broadmoor de Light, #4 Katy Lied, #5 Richieslildarling, #8 Emmy Who
    Cost $2.10
    Race 5
    #3 Town Tour is making her 2nd off the layoff and she has the early foot to take them gate to wire. #5 Zamquick showed some promise in her last start and poses a threat here. #8 Bella Kateri is a first time starter from the Nihei barn. The barn can boast high percentages with first time starters.
    $2 Exacta Box
    #3 Town Tour, #5 Zamquick
    Cost $4
    .50 Pick 4
    Race 6
    #9 Exploring, #7 Dreams Cut Short, #10 Conspiracy
    Race 7
    # 12 Previous, #10 Olympic Avenue, #7 Ultimate Shopper
    Race 8
    #9 Occasional View, #7 Dynamic Sky, #3 Bull Dozer
    Race 9
    #9 Simon Eyes, #8 Ford’s On Fire, #4 Ty Boo
    Cost $40.50






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