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Scott Hazelton

A graduate of Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Scott has covered horse racing since 2004, first at HRTV and later with TVG. He has been part the broadcast team coverage of the Triple Crown, Dubai World Cup (G1) and Royal Ascot. His father Richard Hazelton won more than 4,700 races during a training career that spanned over 60 years.

Saturday, July 11, 2020

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1st Race

4-8-2

#4 Civil Servant should only improve with going two turns today. Trainer and jockey combo is a plus as well. #8 Looking At Liberty should also improve with the two turn scenario as well. #2 Kid Shelleen comes from a good barn that has found immediate success over the last few seasons since establishing themselves, live for sure.

2nd Race

9-10-4

#9 Therideofalifetime has experience, and a good one. That has been key in these 2 year old races during this Summer Meet at Keeneland. #10 Directional debuts for top 2 year old trainer Steve Asmussen, that’s enough for me. #4 Snake Doctor comes from a good family that has proven 2 year old winners, that’s enough for me.

3rd Race

9-2-1

#9 Crown Jewel is due for a win. A repeat of the last two races wins today. #2 Tortuga should only improve with the move to dirt today. #1 Tipsy Gal cuts back in distance today, that equals improvement.

4th Race

Alms is simply faster than the rest of these fillies. She’ll be a short price but its justified. #3 Evil Lyn looks like another top claim from trainer Mike Maker, she’s unbeaten on turf and about to run a big one versus stakes company, trust me. #6 Walk In Marrakesh will crack the top three, her numbers suggest that.

5th Race

3-7-9

#3 Sally’s Curlin will fly late, and win…bottom line. She’s established herself as one of the premier female sprinters in the game for CJ Thoroughbreds and Left Turn Racing. #7 Mia Mischief is a Grade 1 winner who retains that form as of late. #9 Amy’s Challenge was 2nd in this race last year. She’ll be the one they have to catch.

6th Race

9-2-8

#9 Texas Wedge will only get better with the cut back in distance after facing the buzzsaw that is Oleksandra in the G1 Jaipur at Belmont. #2 Wildman Jack would have won in Dubai in the Al Quoz sprint vs. international runners if that race would have occurred in late March. He’s as good as Texas Wedge who he beat in May. #8 Bound for Nowhere skipped a run in England at Royal Ascot for this. He’s over his home track and has to be considered.

7th Race

2-4-6

#2 Venetian Harbor is faster than these fillies early on and will be late. She was beaten by the filly that will take on the boys in the Toyota Bluegrass later today, Swiss Skydiver, in there tilt at Santa Anita a month ago. #4 Envoutante has been Swiss Skydiver’s work mate in the morning and ask their trainer Kenny McPeek how close they’re in talent….very. #6 Speech has serious talent and has to be respected at the route of ground.

8th Race

4-2-6

#4 Rushin Fall looks for her 5th Keeneland win and another Grade 1 win during a career that has her on track to go to the Hall of Fame…she’ll be the one to beat for sure. #2 Juliet Foxtrot loves to race here at Keeneland and thats enough to expect her to get back on the winning track after 4 consecutive losses. # Jolie Olimpica ships from Southern California for Hall of Fame trainer, Richard Mandella. Thats enough for me.

9th Race

7-5-12

#7 Swiss Skydiver aims to become the first ever female runner to beat the boys in the prestigious Toyota Blue Grass, and she’s the one to beat. She has toyed with the female competition lately and deserves this shot with the speed she possesses. #5 Man in the Can is a proven winner and over achiever. He’s a serious contender. #12 Enforceable will only improve and get better with added distance as he gets today.

10th Race

3-4-6

#3 Romantic Pursuit has speed and will stay the distance she’s asked of today. That’s enough to make her the one to beat. #4 Coco Channel come off a race where she finished 10th but only beaten 3 lengths. Thats good enough here today and the speed figure she earned in that race on May 30th suggests that outcome today. #6 Kuora is a South American import for trainer Ignacio Correas IV, think “Blue Point” BC Distaff winner from 2019.