Player Quick Pick: 2014 Kentucky Turf Cup

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Molly Jo Rosen

September 12th, 2014

by Molly Jo Rosen

Kentucky Downs race 9 | 6:35 pm ET G3 Kentucky Turf Cup | 3&up going 1-1/2 mi. (T)

1-Fear the Kitten: Hasn't won in 674 days or 17 starts since starting his career 2-for-2, but he's been close v. Illinois-breds lately 2-Pyrite Mountain: Son of Silent Name is a head away from being a two-time winner off the layoff & move to Pletcher's barn 3-War Dancer: This horse excels at the marathon distance & jockey Alan Garcia seems to fit him perfectly 4-Holiday Star: Cross-entered in a stake at Parx, this 4yo needs to drop back & make one long, sustained run 5-Suntracer: Going on 100 weeks without a victory, but he's come close more than once & faces different horses this time 6-Cozy Kitten: Off a win, Mike Maker claimed this gelding back for the Ramsey's & he steps back up out of the claiming ranks 7-Tricky Hat: Rosie Napravnik stays aboard this Shug McGaughey-trainee after they won the Johns Call Stakes at Saratoga 8-Saffron Hall: The other Maker/Ramsey horse gets Rafael Bejarano in the irons for his first try in stakes company 9-Olympic Thunder: Though he's yet to win stateside in 11 tries, the Brazilian-bred has been consistent against graded company 10-O'Prado Ole: Versatile son of English Channel has speed but doesn't need the lead ~ just needs the trip 11-Layton Register: After a summer spent trying foes at Del Mar, the closer is back with his midwest peers

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