Keeneland wheels out the long distance turfing older boys on this final race day of the 2014 spring meeting as a huge group of 14 takes to the Keeneland turf course in the $250,000, GII Dixiana Elkhorn Stakes, at 1 1/2 mile or 3-turns around the Keeneland turf course this Friday afternoon.
*Special Notice – race #10 today will be the very last race run over the Keeneland poly track because as of tomorrow preparations to replace it with a new dirt surface brings and it should be ready for this year’s Fall meeting!
We’ve got bettor’s delight here where the M/L fav Temeraine , is a generous 5/1, with D.Wayne Lukas’s Optimizer , at 6/1, with Tricky Hat , Amen Kitten and Eagle Poise at 8/1 and at 10/1 are Old Time Hockey , Unitarian , Hangover Kid and Canada’s Forte Dei Marmi . Suntracer and Tattenham both at 12/1 makes for a field where any of the names mentioned above can win, place or show, as all are known graded long distance turfers and can go this distance with easy.
So, Keeneland’s got a going away present for you this Friday in the form of the GII Dixiana Elkhorn Stakes as it closes down its spring meet with this evenly matched field of 14! This race should help you sharpen those all important derby skills too!
* – Indicates race favorite
Post Time for Race #9 – 5:13 pm EDT
|1.||Old Time Hockey||S Bridgmohan||118||T F Proctor||10/1|
|2.||Optimizer||J Rocco, Jr.||118||D W Lukas||6/1|
|3.||Unitarian||J Castellano||118||T A Pletcher||10/1|
|4.||Hangover Kid||J R Leparoux||118||J Servis||10/1|
|5.||Temeraine||J Lezcano||118||T F Proctor||*5/1|
|6.||Suntracer||R Albarado||118||C M Block||12/1|
|7.||Rapscallion||J Rose||118||H G Motion||20/1|
|8.||Tattenham||J Rosario||118||W I Mott||12/1|
|9.||Royal Bench||C J Lanerie||118||B P Walsh||30/1|
|10.||Tricky Hat||R Napravnik||118||C R McGaughey III||8/1|
|11.||Amen Kitten||J R Velazquez||118||W A Ward||8/1|
|12.||Eagle Poise||A O Solis||118||H G Motion||8/1|
|13.||Forte Dei Marmi||J Graham||120||R L Attfield||10/1|
|14.||War Dancer||A Garcia||118||K G McPeek||8/1|
Picks are – 2,5,11,13 exacta box with the 10,12 or 14 at the back end of a super play!