10/21/2010 3:40PM

Keeneland: chalky day


After 2 of the first 4 Thurs races were won by faves, there's been more chalk to come thru today at Kee. Rampaige (2-1) narrowly held off another well-regarded firster, Wilkinson, to narrowly win the 5th as the favorite for G.Motion, and then Northern Giant got the best of Manhattan Fox in a long drive in the 6th, as both were 5-2 on the board (with Manhattan Fox narrowly favored). Then in the 7th, G.Gomez got Sweet N Sour Nina to come from well back and prevail over the (supposedly) speed-biased Poly as the even-money choice in a field of 8, marking the 4th winning favorite so far today.

There are 13 MTP for the feature, the G3 Sycamore, and the comebacking Musketier (#7) is the 5-2 fave over Brass Hat (#5, 3-1) in a field of 12. Both J.Sheppard horses, Cloudy's Knight (#9) and Leipzig (#14, ae), were early scratches.