04/13/2011 10:41AM

Keeneland: Wed. scratches, etc.


Very heavy rain pounded the Bluegrass region Monday and into yesterday, but there were no major interruptions to training here at Keeneland, thanks in large part to the way the Poly drains here. Two of the three turf events (races 3 and 6) scheduled for Wednesday have been moved to the Poly, although officials are allowing the featured 8th race, with Awesome Act the M/L favorite, to remain on a course currently labeled "soft."

We've got the PP draw for the 87th Blue Grass scheduled for shortly before noon ET today, and we'll be turning that data around for you asap. Santiva is the likely fave in what is sure to be a big field, anywhere from 12 to 14 3yos.

Here follow the early changes for the 9-race Wed. card, the 4th of 15 at the meet. There are no carryovers in either the 50-cent pick 5 (races 5-9) or the $1 super high 5 (race 9).  Fast Poly, soft turf, first post 1:15 ET.

Race 1 - SCR #1(p.o.e.) Best Act

Race 2 - SCR #1 Pallaso

Race 3 (off turf) - SCR #7 Mr. Uncle Ned

Race 4 - SCR #6 Tomo Nights; SCR #7 Rational Reaction; SCR #12 Dillingham

Race 5 - SCR #2(p.o.e.) Class of Fifty Two

Race 6 (off turf) - SCR #2 Classy Touch; SCR #3 Black Tulip; SCR #9 Frontside; SCR #12 Cryptocandiac; note that #13(ae) Rock Hard Sue and #14(ae) Melody Dawn draw into the race; R.Albarado rides #8 Accept

Race 8 (tentatively scheduled to stay on turf) - SCR #9 Zeb; SCR #13(ae) Kindergarden Kid; SCR #14(ae) Boisterous