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Race Date: 
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Handicapper's Name: 
Tom Leach

KEENELAND                        Thursday, April 9

Race 1: (2) Maniacal shows a bullet work here that won praise from the local clockers (see keeneland.com).  Exacta boxes 2-6, 2-5

Race 2:  (1) Moon Traveler produced his best-ever Beyer fig last time and has two wins from three tries this year.  Exacta boxes 1-3, 1-4

Race 3:  (4) Daring Dancer is 1-for-1 on the Keeneland turf and has won on turf with some "give" in the ground, too.  Exacta boxes 4-3, 4-2, 4-1A

Race 4:  (7) Night Maneuver shows a sharp race off a layoff and could move forward from that performance.  I also like the win record--nine from 29 starts.  Exacta boxes 7-4, 7-3

Race 5:  (5) Please Explain ran in three graded stakes races at three so the connections obviously thought highly of this one and this is the second start off the layoff.  Exacta boxes 5-6, 5-3

Race 6:  (6) English Sunset is by a sire that ran well on soft turf in winning a Breeders Cup race and the trainer wins at a 19 percent rate off this kind of freshening.  Exacta boxes 6-3, 6-10, 6-11

Race 7:  (7) West Coast Chick.  Zito's horses often move forward in the second start off a layoff, no matter who they perform first time back.  And this one shows a good work over the Keeneland track.  Exacta boxes 7-6, 7-5, 7-1

Race 8:  (7) Outlash won first-time out at 7 furlongs--that a demanding test that often signals a horse with lots of talent. And the clockers at Keeneland praised this one's most recent workout here.  Exacta boxes 7-5, 7-4, 7-1

Race 9:  (5) Moonlit Meteor has won three in a row and should make it four in this spot.  Exacta boxes 5-6, 5-11, 5-4

Late Pick 4:  6,3,10 with 7,6,5,1 wtih 7,5,4,1 with 5

 

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