Keeneland’s nine-race card on Thursday, April 13 features the most competitive race of the meet to date–the $125,000 Appalachian Stakes Presented by Japan Racing Association (G3T)–a flat mile affair on the grass that attracted an eye-catching nine stakes winners from 11 entrants, five of them graded.
Standouts in the body of the deep field of 12 three-year-old fillies include the top two finishers from last fall’s Breeder’s Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1T)–New Money Honey and Coasted, respectively–in addition to Dream Dancing, a perfect two-for-two on turf in 2017, and 7-2 morning line favorite La Coronel, who dazzled at Keeneland last fall in the Jessamine Stakes (G3T).
The Sheet had a good day on Wednesday’s Keeneland program, giving out out four winners from the the first five races on the card including Secede ($7.60) in the fourth race and Walkabout ($9.20) in the fifth. Four days into the meet, my top choices are hitting at a 29 percent clip, finishing in the money 55 percent of the time.
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Header image: “The Aiken Trials”, Vaughn Flannery, 1948