05/29/2008 12:00AM

Just for Keeps an example of Ramsey touch


Ken and Sarah Ramsey are always among the leading owners in number of wins and money earned, year in and year out. Their claim of Just for Keeps in October of last year for $50,000 is a prime example how that happens.

Saturday at Presque Isle Downs, Just for Keeps will be one of the favorites to win the $100,000 Satin and Lace, a

5 1/2-furlong sprint for fillies and mares. After being claimed, Just for Keeps ran second in a pair of optional claiming races on the turf at Churchill Downs. She came back at the beginning of this year and ran second in the $50,000 Wishing Well and then third, beaten only three-quarters of a length, in the $50,000 Queen, both races over the Polytrack at Turfway Park.

She then returned to the turf for trainer Mike Maker and ran second in the $111,000 Giant's Causeway at Keeneland and won her last out in the $110,000 Mamzelle at Churchill Downs.

Said Maker: "She runs well on the Polytrack and has a win over the Presque Isle surface, she is doing great, and the timing is good after her last race."

Miguel Mena, who won the riding title at Presque Isle last year with 35 victories in 25 days of racing, will ride. Mena will move his tack to Presque Isle on July 7, when the Churchill meet concludes.

Only six were entered in the Satin and Lace. Steve Asmussen entered Classify, winner of the $50,000 Tellike at Evangeline Downs in her last out and the $50,000 Spring Fever at Oaklawn in March. She will be ridden by Ryan Fogelsonger.

All Giving, winner of the $67,000 The Very One at Pimlico in her last out and winner of the $60,000 Conniver for Maryland-breds in March, will be ridden by Scott Spieth for trainer Flint Stites. Flashy Pink, Buckeys Prayer, and Dhanyata complete the field.