The Day at the Races
Yesterday's figures: On-track attendance, 10,521; on-track betting, $713,008; total betting including simulcast, $5,243,677.
This day last year: On-track attendance, 9,943; on-track betting, $719,702; total betting including simulcast, $5,438,695.
Coming up: Somali Lemonade, winner of the Grade III JP Morgan Chase Jessamine Stakes at Keeneland in October, makes her first start since finishing sixth in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf when she faces eight others in Thursday's Grade III Appalachian Stakes going 1 mile on the turf.
■ Stormy Rush, a 4-year-old son of Stormy Atlantic, emerged from a calvary-charge of horses on the inside to capture the day's eighth and feature race, a $58,000 allowance test going 51/2 furlongs on the turf. Trained by Roger Attfield, Stormy Rush was making his first start since April 17, 2011, when the bay colt was fourth in an allowance race at Keeneland.
■ Trainer Michael Matz has not decided whether he will work Union Rags at Keeneland this weekend or van the colt to Churchill Downs for his penultimate move before the Kentucky Derby.
"It's supposed to rain this weekend so we'll have to take it day by day and see," Matz said.