Turf Stable’s Mr Cub shook clear from the field in midstretch and held off a late charge from Krampus to win the $78,000 Morgan’s Ford Purse for 4-year-olds and up by 1½ lengths before a crowd of 10,034 on a warm and windy Thursday afternoon. (Click here for a replay of the race.)
Trained by Ian Wilkes and ridden by Chris Landeros, Mr Cub covered the mile on a firm turf course in 1:37.20.
A Keeneland sales graduate, Mr Cub added $46,800 to his bankroll that now totals $206,257 with a record of 11-3-2-1. Mr Cub is a 4-year-old Kentucky-bred son of Artie Schiller out of the Mineshaft mare Fine Line.
Mr Cub returned $15, $6.60 and $4.20. Krampus, ridden by Joel Rosario, returned $3.40 and $2.60 with Keep Quiet (FR) finishing third under Jose Lezcano and paying $2.80 to show.
Racing resumes Friday with a 10-race program beginning at 1:05 p.m. ET. Highlighting the card is the 30th running of the $300,000 Maker’s 46 Mile (G1) on the turf that is scheduled as the afternoon’s ninth race with a 5:30 post time.
On Friday, Keeneland will offer a Pick 6 carryover of $17,579 and a Super High 5 carryover of $6,271.
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