04/14/2011 1:11PM

Keeneland: Rosie off the Kee schneid


Rosie Napravnik got off the Kee schneid when she urged first-timer Friscan ($4.40) to a narrow, hard-fought victory in race 2 today. Friscan, a Two Punch colt coming off an easy win at the Aiken Trials, was in a prolonged duel with Rockstar Richie the entire length of the stretch.

"I was like, 'Oh god, not another 2nd!'" said Napravnik. "This feels great to get off the duck."

Napravnik, the runaway leading rider at the recent FG meet, had gone winless from her first 21 mounts here, including a defeat in the 1st race today aboard odds-on Parade of Homes. The win was not her first ever at Kee, as she won with 2 of 3 mounts here last fall.

There are 6 MTP for race 3, a 1x alw sprint for older horses, and 3 of the 6 starters have been hovering in the 2-1 to 3-1 range: Always a Party, Dancing Roman, and Sconnie.