Today’s Keeneland feature on the penultimate day of the spring meet is the Grade 3 Bewitch for older fillies and mares going a mile and a half on turf. These are, of course, “rider’s races.”

You need timing, and the trip, and the ability to get the trip and it never hurts, especially on the Lexington green, to have shown an affinity for the course.

Enter Senada (4-1) who not only fits all the parameters as detailed above but has been sent through her paces three times—13 furlongs--in the past 11 days, an indication that Barclay Tagg means business today.

Yes, she earned an excellent performance figure on the Equiform scale at the distance and over the course, and a switch to Castellano and an inside post and likely ground-saving run can seal this deal in an otherwise open spot.

Taking Senada to win at 3-1 or greater and keying her first and second in multiples with Here To Here (5-2), a G3 winner last out, and Woodford Belle (3-1), who draws the meet’s leading rider in Leparoux for the very live and productive Michelle Nihei.


Running Totals: (1067) 328-210-158 Total Dollar Return: $2,259.20 [win selections only]