Keeneland Expects Full Gate for Blue Grass

Keeneland Expects Full Gate for Blue Grass
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Rydilluc is a probable for the Keeneland Blue Grass Stakes.

When entries for the $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) for 3-year-olds are taken April 10, Keeneland officials are expecting a full field of 14.

The Blue Grass, a 1 1/8-mile event on Polytrack set for April 13, is a major points qualifier for the May 4 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) with 100 points to the winner, 40 for second, 20 for third, and 10 for fourth.

Keeneland officials said April 1 the following 3-year-olds are probable for the Blue Grass: Charming Kitten, Dewey Square, Falling Sky, Fear the Kitten, Footbridge, Java's War, Noble Tune, Reporting Star, Rydilluc, Tesseron, Tiz a Minister, Uncaptured, Undrafted, War Academy, and Will Take Charge. Possible entrants are Eton Blue, Mudflats, and Palace Malice.

The Keeneland spring meet begins April 5 and concludes April 26 with racing on a Wednesday-through-Sunday schedule.

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