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BLUE GRASS, ASHLAND SET

Edited Release – Post positions for Saturday’s 97th running of the Toyota

Blue Grass (G2) and 84th running of the Central Bank Ashland (G1) were drawn today at Keeneland.

$800,000 Toyota Blue Grass (G2), 3-year-olds, 1 1/8 miles

Weight: 123 lbs. * Race 11 * Post time: 6:35 p.m. ET

1 Hidden Stash Vicki Oliver Rafael Bejarano 20-1

2 Untreated Joel Rosario Todd Pletcher 8-1

3 Highly Motivated Javier Castellano Chad Brown 7-2

4 Essential Quality Luis Saez Brad Cox 3-5

5 Rombauer Florent Geroux Michael McCarthy 15-1

6 Leblon Albin Jiminez Paulo Lobo 30-1

7 Hush of a Storm Santiago Gonzalez William Morey 15-1

8 Sittin On Go Corey Lanerie Dale Romans 30-1

9 Keepmeinmind David Cohen Robertino

Diodoro

8-1

The Toyota Blue Grass will be the final race of Keeneland’s April 3 card with a 6:35 p.m. ET post.

NBC Sports Network will televise the race along with the Wood Memorial (G2) Presented by

Resorts World Casino from Aqueduct and Runhappy Santa Anita Derby (G1) from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

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$400,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1), 3-year-old fillies, 1 1/16 miles

Weight: 121 lbs. * Race 9 * Post time: 5:30 p.m.

Post Horse Trainer Jockey MorningLine Odds

1 Curlin’s Catch Mark Casse Chris Landeros 8-1

2 Pass the Champagne George Weaver Javier Castellano 4-1

3 Simply Ravishing Kenny McPeek Luis Saez 5-2

4 Moon Swag Brendan Walsh Adam Beschizza 10-1

5 Malathaat Todd Pletcher Joel Rosario 9-5

6 Will’s Secret Dallas Stewart Jon Court 7-2

Toyota Blue Grass and Central Bank Ashland are classic preps: For 3-year-olds, the Toyota

Blue Grass and the Central Bank Ashland are respective major preps for the Kentucky Derby

Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) on May 1 and Kentucky Oaks (G1) on April 30. The Toyota

Blue Grass and Central Bank Ashland both carry 170 qualifying points for the Derby and Oaks on a

100-40-20-10 scale to the first four finishers.

Saturday’s card: Eleven races begin at 1:05 p.m.

Saturday graded stakes lineup: Six graded stakes are worth a total of $2.1 million.

Race 6 (3:51 p.m.) $200,000 Appalachian (G2) Presented by Japan Racing Association

Race 7 (4:24 p.m.) $200,000 Commonwealth (G3)

Race 8 (4:57 p.m.) $200,000 Shakertown (G2)

Race 9 (5:30 p.m.) $400,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1)

Race 10 (6:02 p.m.) $300,000 Madison (G1)

Race 11 (6:35 p.m.) $800,000 Toyota Blue Grass (G2)

Wagering: $500,000 Guaranteed All-Stakes Pick Five and $500,000 Guaranteed All-Stakes Pick Four.

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