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Keeneland: Day 11, April 22, 2017

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Red Baron Barn LLC’s Itsinthepost (Fr), shown at right in the red colors, is 4-1 on the morning line for the 2017 renewal of the Dixiana Elkhorn Stakes (G2T) at Keeneland on April 22.  Photo by Benoit photo

 

This weekend’s racing at Keeneland will be mired by a spate of inclement weather passing through the Lexington, Kentucky area, as wet, cloudy conditions with high temperatures in the low 50’s will dampen the activities on Saturday’s card. With a gusting northeast wind at 15 miles per hour, it will feel more like fall than spring this afternoon.

The 10-race Saturday card offers a healthy Pick 6 carryover of $24,976 and is highlighted by the 32nd running of the $250,000 Dixiana Elkhorn Stakes (G2T), which will be contested over a forgiving turf course at a marathon mile and a half trip.

The lukewarm 7-2 morning line favorite in a field that was scratched down to nine runners is Three Diamonds Farm’s Bigger Picture, a 12-furlong grass specialist for trainer Mike Maker that just missed winning the Sycamore Handicap (G3T) over a course listed as “good” at Keeneland last fall.

Be sure to check the site often for updates, as I will be giving away FREE selections and analysis for every race of the 2017 Keeneland Spring Meeting.

For FREE analysis and selections for the Saturday, April 22 program at Keeneland, click HERE.

 

Header image: “The Aiken Trials”, Vaughn Flannery, 1948

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