Keeneland Selections: Day 2–Saturday, April 9, 2022

Smile Happy
Lucky Seven Stable’s Smile Happy is the 9-5 morning line favorite for the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G1) on Saturday, April 9 at Keeneland Race Course. Coady Photography

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Smile Happy Seeks Grade One Win In Blue Grass

Golden Pal
Mrs. John Magnier, Michael B. Tabor, Derrick Smith, and Westerberg’s Golden Pal will make his four-year-old debut in the $350,000 Shakertown Stakes (G2T) on April 9 at Keeneland. Susie Raisher/NYRA

An 11 race program featuring five stakes is on tap at Keeneland Race Course on Saturday, April 9, as the opening weekend of the 2022 Spring Meet continues at the venerable Lexington, Ky. racetrack.

The card is highlighted by five stakes races–the $300,000 Commonwealth Stakes (G3), the $400,000 Appalachian Stakes presented by Japan Racing Association (G2T), the $500,000 Madison Stakes (G1), the $350,000 Shakertown Stakes (G2T), and the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G1).

In the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G1)–the card’s crown jewel–Lucky Seven Stable’s Smile Happy, second in his three year-old debut in the Risen Star Stakes (G2) at Fair Grounds in his most recent start on February 19, is the 9-5 morning line favorite in a full field of 12. Journeyman rider Corey Lanerie will be astride the son of Runhappy for trainer Kenny McPeek.

Eleven Races On Docket On Saturday’s Program

Steam gave out one winner on Friday’s 10-race opening day program at Keeneland and, as a result, one day into the nascent 2022 Spring Meet in Central Kentucky, its top picks are winning at a 10 percent clip and have finished in the money 30 percent of the time.

Post time for the first of 11 races at Keeneland on Saturday, April 9 is 12:30 P.M (Eastern).

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