The Keeneland meet starts on Friday, and with that begins the Fall Stars weekend. Keeneland is running nine graded stakes races over the first three days of the meet. Picks and Ponderings is covering all nine of those graded stakes this weekend. Two of them run on Friday: the Alcibiades (GI) for the two-year-old fillies, and the Phoenix (GIII) for the three-and-up sprint set.
My analysis of the Alcibiades and the Phoenix is online at Picks and Ponderings. Paul Mazur will be delving into the stakes races at Keeneland on Saturday once those have been drawn, and I will return with analysis of the Keeneland stakes on Sunday. Still, we must all start somewhere, and these stakes on the first day is where we start for this fall’s Keeneland meet.