Whitney's International Cat in Bourbon Field

Marylou Whitney Stable's International Cat, already a winner at the meeting, is part of a contentious field of eight 2-year-olds entered for Friday's $125,000 Woodford Reserve Bourbon at 1 1/16 miles on the Keeneland turf.

The son of Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Cat Thief is undefeated since trainer Reynaldo Abreu began racing him on the turf. Norberto Arroyo, Jr., aboard for International Cat's Keeneland allowance victory, puts on the famous Eton blue and brown Whitney colors once again.

Hyte Regency is also undefeated on the grass. He won the Harrah's Juvenile Breeders' Cup for owner Mack Robinson and trainer Jeff Trosclair at Louisiana Downs in his last start. He has good tactical speed and jockey John Jacinto, who has already won two stakes at the meeting, to ration it.

Roll Z Dice Stable's Kid Lemonade found grade I company a tad too tough in the Lane's End Breeders' Futurity. He finished second to Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) entrant Superfly in the Whirling Ash at Delaware Park in his previous race and is looking to rebound Friday. Trainer Tim Richey has given the call to Robby Albarado.

Yankee Master, the 3-1 morning line favorite, comes off a lone maiden victory. Keeneland's leading rider, Rafael Bejarano, will be aboard the Team Power Play Racing colorbearer for trainer Linda Rice.

$125,000 Woodford Reserve Bourbon Stakes, 2-year-olds, 1 1/6 miles (turf)
PP. Horse, Jockey, Weight, ML Odds
1. Hyte Regency (FL), John Jacinto, 120, 7/2
2. Uffizi (KY), Joseph Deegan, 116, 20/1
3. Rungius (KY), Jesus L. Castanon, 116, 10/1
4. Kid Lemonade (KY), Robby Albarado, 116, 5/1
5. Desert Wheat (LA), Corey J. Lanerie, 116, 10/1
6. Wedding Singer (FL), Mike E. Smith, 116, 4/1
7. International Cat (KY), Norberto Arroyo, Jr., 116, 7/2
8. Yankee Master (KY), Rafael Bejarano, 116, 3/1

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