10/14/2010 11:29AM

Keeneland: Thurs. scratches, etc.


The weather has cooled off considerably in the BlueGrass region, with high temps expected to reach only about 68 today and a fairly stiff up-the-homestretch breeze prevailing at the moment. We did get some badly needed overnight rain, but not enough to dampen the grass beyond firm; mostly sunny skies being predicted for today and the rest of the race week.

We resume the stakes sked today with the $150k Jessamine for 2yo turf fillies, and it drew a well-matched field of 11 (after scratches) that should make for some excellent wagering. Tomorrow the Franklin for f-m turf sprinters, and Sat the G1 QEII for 3yo turf fillies.

Fast Poly, firm turf, first post 1:15 ET. Here follow the early scratches for the 9-race card:

Race 1 - SCR #1 Devine Revelation

Race 3 - SCR #1 Thereisgoldahead; SCR #2 Image of Grace

Race 4 - SCR #1 High Card; SCR #11 Awesome Bet

Race 5 - SCR #3 Flight

Race 7 - SCR #6 At the Finish

Race 8 - SCR #5 Dos Lunas; SCR #9 Silent Joy; SCR #14 (ae) Bellaridge; J.Velazquez rides #1 Cloneylass