04/14/2011 10:58AM

Keeneland: Thurs. scratches, etc.


It's another nice day here in the Bluegrass, fairly cool, mostly sunny, with a mild breeze blowing up-stretch. It's Blue Grass week, with 7 graded stakes to run, starting today with Evening Jewel the likely fave in the G1, $300k Madison (race 8). Worth noting that despite the license denial yesterday of R.Dutrow, there is still no word on whether Amen Hallelujah will have to be scratched from the Madison. . . . will keep you posted to see whether Dutrow gets a court injunction to keep her in, or if the stewards go ahead and scratch her later on.

R.Albarado got off the Kee schneid with a riding double yesterday, leaving R.Napravnik as the most notable jock still without a winner at the meet. That could change real quick, though, as Rosie figures to take the opener today with heavily favored Parade of Homes.

Fast Poly, firm turf, no carryover in the 50-cent pick 5 (races 5-9), and a $8,553 carry in the $1 super high 5 (race 9). First post is 1:15 ET. Here follow the early changes:

Race 1 - SCR #5 Dos Gardenias

Race 2 - SCR #1A(p.o.e.) In the Midnight; SCR #4 Event Center; C.Pilares rides #2 Father's Mig

Race 6 - SCR #5 Wedding Diamond; SCR #12 Rollin Jai Jai

Race 7 - SCR #1(p.o.e.) Whatthecatdrugin

Race 9 - SCR #13(ae) Bizzy Caroline; SCR #14(ae) Lancet