10/20/2010 10:01AM

Keeneland: Wed. scratches, etc.

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More of the same Wednesday at Keeneland, where we've had nothing but terrific weather since this 17-day meet started Oct. 8. A 9-race Wed. card marks the exact midpoint of the meet, and although it's obviously not the best card that Ben Huffman and his staff have put together, it's still the greatest game played outdoors, as they say . . .

No stakes today, but 4 to come this week: the Sycamore on Thurs., the Valley View on Fri, the Raven Run on Sat., and the Dowager on Sun. . . . and they're all coming up competitive.

Don't know if you noticed, but we ran a brief in the Thurs. print editions updating the business so far at this meet, and while Kee says it's barely down in all-sources handle, they're up 28 pct in ontrack attendance and 10 pct in ontrack handle. Not bad . . .

Back to today: Fast Poly, firm turf, temps to reach about 72, first post at 1:15 ET. Here follow a paucity of early scratches and changes . . . will try to update if or when more become available . . .

Race 4 - SCR #8 Whaqui

Race 8 - SCR #13 (ae) Joy In Mudville