Yesterday's figures: On-track attendance, 23,986; on-track betting, $1,555,942.70; total betting including simulcast, $9,161,882.73.
This day last year: On-track attendance, 22,747; on-track betting, $1,444,093; total betting including simulcast, $8,117,921.
Coming up: Saturday's Grade I Central Bank Ashland Stakes is the first of five Grade I races of the Keeneland Spring Meet.
Stephanie's Kitten, winner of the Grade I Darley Alcibiades at Keeneland in October, is seeking to become the fifth filly to complete an Alcibiades-Ashland double.
■ Graded stakes winner Successful Dan made a triumphant return from a 17-month layoff, winning the day's eighth race over a stout stakes-quality field Friday.
Successful Dan, out because of a reoccurring suspensory injury, had not raced since being disqualified to third in the 2010 Grade I Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs.
After prompting Grade I winner Noble's Promise on the front end, Successful Dan took the lead coming off the final turn and held off Golden Yank for a one-length win in the allowance race going seven furlongs and 184 feet on the main Polytrack.
"I'm just glad he pulled it off," trainer Charlie Lopresti said. "He was getting tired at the end but his heart brought him home."
■ Two of the marquee names pointing to next Friday's Grade I Maker's 46 Mile, defending champion Get Stormy and Turallure, had the turf course all to themselves Friday morning for 5-furlong works over a surface labeled as firm.
Turallure was the first to work, covering 5 furlongs in :59.60 with fractions of :24.20, :48.20 and out 6 furlongs in 1:13 for trainer Charlie Lopresti. Get Stormy, with exercise rider Javier Cabrera up, worked 5 furlongs in 1:03.60 with fractions of :26.60, :51.80 and out 6 furlongs in 1:17.
ALICIA WINCZE HUGHES