Yesterday's figures: On-track attendance, 9,010; on-track betting, $817,269; total betting including simulcast, $5,732,255.
This day last year: On-track attendance, 8,942; on-track betting, $862,619; total betting including simulcast, $5,107,004.
Coming up: A full field of 12 is expected for the Grade III Pin Oak Valley View going 1 1⁄16 miles on the turf Friday. No Explaining is the 4-1 morning-line favorite off a pair of third-place efforts in stakes company.
■ Grade I winner Here Comes Ben, who is pointed to the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile on Nov. 6 at Churchill Downs, impressed observers, including trainer Charlie Lopresti, when he breezed 6 furlongs in 1:12.20 on the Keeneland Polytrack on Thursday. "Unbelievable," Lopresti said. "He did it very easy."
■ A multiple Group I winner in her native country, Chilean-bred Casablanca Smile is the 125-pound highweight in the $125,000 Rood & Riddle Dowager on Saturday. She will face five rivals in the 1½ -mile turf race for fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up.