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Today’s early Daily Double doesn’t look all that enticing. In the 1st race, #2 You Is What You Is probably will be a short price but he hasn’t won since last June and seemed a little sluggish in his last race. He certainly could win, but there’s no value here. The 2nd race sees #5 Lady Lumberjack returning to the maiden ranks and shortening up to a sprint after finishing a respectable fourth in the Santa Ysabel Stakes. Any one of her three lifetime starts probably would be good enough to beat this field, but she’s also likely to be even money or less. Pass.