10/28/2010 12:37PM

Keeneland: Larry Lay-trained Break of Silence wins debut at 14-1 in first race


Break of Silence, and unraced Eurosilver 3-year-old, won at first asking in the opener at Keeneland Thursday, dominating from start to finish under James Graham.

Giving an early indication of how fast the Polytrack could end up playing today, the winner sped six furlongs in 1:09.99, a quick time for a race for maiden $15,000 claimers.

More noteworthy than his final time was how he accelerated away from the field in the stretch, covering his final quarter mile in 23.95 seconds and easily pulling clear of favored Porcello, the eventual runner-up.

Larry Lay trains Break of Silence for owner Keith Johns.