Yesterday's figures: On-track attendance, 9,943; on-track betting, $719,701.90; total betting including simulcast, $5,438,694.95.
This day last year: On-track attendance, 8,823; on-track betting, $701,725; total betting including simulcast, $4,788,406.
Coming up: A field of 12 is set to go to post in the Grade III, $100,000 Appalachian Stakes Thursday. Winter Memories, runner-up in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf last fall, is the 9-to-5 morning line pick in the field which also includes Rutheria, a full sister to Grade I winner and millionaire Rutherienne.
■ Trainer Charles Lopresti said Wise Dan, fourth in last Saturday's Grade II Commonwealth Stakes in his 2011 debut, remains on track for the Grade III, $300,000 Alysheba on May 6 at Churchill Downs. "He came out of the race fine," Lopresti said. "That was his first start in five months and there were some nice horses in there. I am looking at the Alysheba. It is a mile and a sixteenth and I have always wanted to stretch him out." Wise Dan won the Grade III Phoenix Stakes at Keeneland last fall before running sixth in the Breeders' Cup Sprint.
■ Marc Ferrell's Well Deserved raced past Quake Lake at the eighth pole and had more than enough to hold off Sally Sally by three-quarters of a length to win Wednesday's feature allowance race, a 51/2-furlong race on the turf for older fillies and mares. Trained by Ronan Cunningham and ridden by Alan Garcia, Well Deserved covered the distance in 1:03.66 over a yielding course. A 4-year-old daughter of Cactus Ridge, Well Deserved improved her record to three wins from 10 career starts with $182,581 in earnings.