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Keeneland Select

Gulfstream Park Hotlist - February 11

By Bob Ehalt and Matt Shifman

Hot List Key:

A : A preferred horse to watch                   B: Secondary horse to watch
*C: Went down 2 or more betting notches in the final 3 minutes and finished 1st through 3rd
*D: Went down 2 or more betting notches and finished 4th or worse
* - 4 or more betting notches if 11-1 or more.

2nd race – (3) Last Episode is a firster from Pletcher who looks best here. (6) Overly Dramatic raced wide last time and could move forward here. (10) Breezing Along is another interesting firster. (11) Parade Ring showed promise in her debut but has a tough post. Betting strategy: 3 to win, place. Exacta box: 3-6-10-11. Doubles: 3-6-10-11 with 1-3-4-7.

3rd race – (3) Steel Racer was second last time and can return to her winning ways here. (1) American Rockette is worth a look despite the layoff. (4) Sandra D had some traffic issues and could fare better here. (7) American of Course has speed and could be tough to catch. Betting strategy: 3 to win, place. Exacta box: 1-3-4-7.

6th race – (8) Grace Given disappointed in a stakes but can rebound here after a layoff. (11) On Moonlight Bay should be a factor in her debut. (4) Save Time could shine in her initial try. (7) Vincey Girl should welcome the shorter distance. Betting strategy: 8 to win, place. Exacta box: 4-7-8-11.

8th race – (4) Threethirtythree (B) has missed by less than a length in his last three starts and is overdue for a win. (2) Dangerous Ride should be a factor in the final furlong. (5) King Cab looks like the one to catch in the stretch. (3) Big Martini ships in from Tampa and merits attention. Betting strategy: 4 to win, place.  Exacta box: 2-3-4-5.

10th race – (9) Shinka had a rough start last time and could pull off a win here with Gaffalione. (4) Broken Banker figures to be a key factor late. (7) Queen Honesty may appreciate the stretchout. (2) Lunetta Jak may work out a good trip from an inside post. Betting strategy: 9 to win, place. Exacta box: 2-4-7-9.

No.Letter/Last raceToday’s race  Comment     
  (4)ThreethirtythreeB, 1/178 GPIs overdue for a victory