Wise Dan, the 2012 and 2013 “Horse of the Year” and multiple GI winner cranks up his 2014 campaign with a first of the season outing in the $300,000, GI Makers 46 Mile, for 4yo and up 1-mile turfers over the Keeneland turf course this coming Friday afternoon!
It will not be a walk over for Wise Dan, this Friday as Keeneland is putting together a very fine field of top 1-mile turfers that will put him to the test quickly here this Friday!
The 2014 edition Probables are,
Wise Dan – Multiple GI winner, 2-time B/C Mile and HOY winner, and enough said!
Za Approval – who did everything but win last fall’s B/C Mile as Wise Dan, stormed down the Santa Anita middle to catch him in the final jumps of that very thrilling 2013 edition of that race. He was however, a flat looking 4th last out in the GI Frank Kilroe at Santa Anita to start his 2014 season.
Lochte – winner of the GI G/P Hcp 2 back and was a very good 2nd to Winning Prize in that same GI Frank Kilroe at Santa Anita last out, losing by just a 1/2 length!
Reload – winner of the GIII Canadian Turf Stakes at G/P last time winning by a neck over Mr. Online in the final jump with a solid winning time of 1:32.4 for that 1-mile turfer.
Kaigun – winner of a 2x $62.5k Alw turfer at G/P back on Feb 22nd, taking that 1 1/16 mile turf test by 3 1/2 lengths and covering the required ground in a nice 1:41.3 winning time!
Gentleman’s Kitten – 4th in the GIII F/G Hcp last out but just 3 off the likes of Newsdad, and Skyring who were both graded winners in their very next outs this season!
So, a good field of top 1-mile turfers does appear to be lining up for this Friday’s GI Makers 46 Mile at Keeneland as the 2013 HOY Wise Dan looks to start off 2014 with another GI win.