04/08/2013 2:50PM

Keeneland: Lezcano to ride Wise Dan

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Jose Lezcano gave Wise Dan a flawless ride in winning the Grade 1 Shadwell Turf Mile last fall at Keeneland.

Trainer Charlie LoPresti is calling on Jose Lezcano to ride Wise Dan again when the 2012 Horse of the Year makes his 6-year-old debut Friday in the Grade 1, $300,000 Maker’s 46 Mile.

Lezcano will be filling in again for John Velazquez, who suffered what has been reported as “minor fractures” in a spill Sunday at Aqueduct. Last fall, Lezcano gave Wise Dan a flawless ride here in winning the Grade 1 Shadwell Turf Mile, a race that Velazquez missed because of a scheduling conflict. It was the only time Lezcano has ridden Wise Dan in the gelding’s 20-race career.

Perhaps five other older turf horses, including Data Link, Silentio, and Suggestive Boy, were expected when entries for the Maker’s 46 Mile were drawn Tuesday.