Picks and Ponderings: Fall Stars Friday!

Keeneland gets underway on Friday, and with it, the first two Fall Stars stakes races.

The Alcibiades Stakes (GI) serves as the local prep for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (GI) this year; the Phoenix Stakes (GIII) covers the same course and distance as the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (GI) will four weeks later.  Each race drew a familiar local: Arlington-Washington Lassie winner Marquee Miss will try dirt in the Alcibiades, whereas Illinois-bred sprinting champion Work All Week will try to defend his crown (and punch his ticket to a Breeders’ Cup title defense) in the Phoenix.

Head on over to Picks and Ponderings, and get the meet started right with my preview of the Alcibiades and the Phoenix!

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