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Keeneland Race 8: BREEDERS’ CUP JUVENILE FILLIES TURF (4:20 p.m. ET)
#12 Midnight Mile (10-1)
Undefeated in two starts and a thoroughly deserving winner of the Group 3 Oh So Sharp Stakes at Newmarket last month, this talented British invader’s victories were accomplished from off the pace thanks to a relentless late kick that leads us to believe that she will be even better over a distance of ground. Listed at 10-1 on the morning line, the Richard Fahey-trained daughter of No Nay Never should find sufficient pace to compliment her style, so in a wide-open affair she offers good long shot value both in the Win pool and in the various exotics.
Keeneland Race 10: BREEDERS’ CUP JUVENILE TURF (5:40 p.m. ET)
#1 Victoria Road (8-1)
European-based colt is progressing with each outing and is better than his morning line of 8-1 would indicate. After taking four races to break his maiden, the son of Saxon Warrior was sharp winning a listed stakes at Deauville with a stalking trip and then rallied from far back to be up in time in the Group 3 Prix de Conde over nine furlongs at Chantilly. He shortens back to a mile today, but from his cozy rail draw the Aidan O’Brien-trained colt should inherit an ideal ground-saving trip and then have every chance from the quarter pole home.