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Race Date: 
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Handicapper's Name: 
Ellis Starr

Race #6

#7 Glad Cat - Fair odds 5/2
#8 Ol Army - Fair odds 5/2
#2 Wildwoodsgreatest - Fair odds 3/1
 
Exacta Box: 2,3,7,8
We are including one more horse, #3 Sayler's Creek, in this exacta box, because although I am skeptical of the big drop in class from 40K to 16K the owner is Ken Ramsey, on a mission to win the title of owner with the most wins at the meeting, and as such he will often drop a horse way down in class to win.
 
Glad Cat just ran one of the best races of his career, winning easily by 7 lengths at the mile trip. Although the win came on the all-weather track at Turfway Park, he is not overmatched here as his last race Equibase Speed Figure (a number representing time) is the best in the field. A horse that won similarly easily at Turfway won easily at Keeneland on Sunday and for a rock solid barn (Drury) this gelding can repeat his last effort for his 2nd win in a row.

Ol Army won versus similar one race before last, on 3/19, then didn't run well at all here at Keeneland on April 10 when 6th as the 5/2 favorite. He was claimed out of the race by good trainer Mason, who wins with better than 25% of her new acquisitions, and if Mason can get him to run as he did last month he has every right to win.

Wildwoodsgreatest drops in class and finished 2nd in January at the slightly higher 20K level as well as led late and settled for 3rd the last time he ran at Keeneland, last October. The jockey change to hot Leparoux bodes well for his chances of running back to that effort as well.

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