A full field of proven turf runners going a mile and a sixteenth is Keeneland’s Thursday feature and we are not taking a base on balls with our choice of Chad Brown trained favorite but today’s spot looks perfect for him.
Making his third U.S. start, the 4 year old has shown adaptability, coming from far back to just miss in first stateside start, she was forced to chase the pace last time, albeit a slow one but unlikely her best game, in the G2 Bernard Baruch.
Class relief, getting eight from her main rival, and four sharp works subsequently, with a cozy draw inside with Javier Castellano will be very difficult to handle.
Taking Sacred Life (8-5) to win, no price restrictions, an exacta box with Factor This (8-1), reuniting with Geroux, and using Krampus (6-1), also dropping a notch, in money positions.
YESTERDAY: Jezabel’s Kitten was dull and very disappointing. Wasn’t traveling all that great over the “good” ground in the backstretch run and may deserve a mulligan for this one–but she might not have handled Sweet Melania even on her best game this day.