06/24/2010 8:09AM

CD: Thurs. scratches, etc.


After a couple of weeks of just unrelenting heat, it has finally let up here . . . somewhat. The high temp today is "only" supposed to reach 90. OK, so we'll take it.

The penultimate 4-day stretch of the 42-day spring meet starts with a 9-race card today. Fast track, firm turf (inner rail 22 feet off hedge), although they're talking about a chance of a downpour later today. We'll see.

The carryover into the $2 pick six (races 4-9) is just over $50k today . . . we'll probably take a little run at it. No carry in the $1 super high five (race 9).

By the way, Greta Kuntzweiler makes her return to riding today after more than 4 years away . . . and speaking of that, don't miss the lengthy feature we're running on Greta's saga in our Sat. print editions in the DRF Weekend pull-out section. Best of luck to her.

Here follow the early changes to report on the Thurs. card. First post is 12:45 ET.

Race 6 - SCR #2 The King's Girl (p.o.e.)

Race 7 - SCR #7 Coosada

Race 9 - SCR #4 - Seeking the Orange; SCR #5 Crypto Warrior; SCR #13 Why Still Why; SCR #14 Royal Pride; SCR #15 Miss Chloe's Boy; SCR #16 Belleofthevally