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Elkhorn Stakes 2024 | Keeneland Picks
Bold Act (Jessica Morgan/Eclipse Sportswire/CSM)

Elkhorn Stakes 2024 | Keeneland Picks

Bold Act (IRE) and Silver Knott (GB), two overseas invaders from the powerful Godolphin stable, top a field of 11 entered today for next Saturday’s 39th running of the $350,000 VisitLEX Elkhorn (G2) for 4-year-olds and up going 1½ miles on the Keeneland turf.

The VisitLEX Elkhorn will go as the eighth race on Saturday’s 10-race program with a 4:44 p.m. ET post time. First post Saturday is 1 p.m.

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Trained by Charlie Appleby, Bold Act returns to Keeneland, where he won the Sycamore (G3) last fall.

After a nearly five-month layoff, Bold Act opened 2024 with a victory in the Dubai City of Gold (G2) at Meydan Racecourse in the United Arab Emirates on March 2 going 1½ miles.

Frankie Dettori has the mount Saturday from post 4.

Silver Knott, who raced most of 2023 in the U.S – compiling a record of 5-0-1-3 – returns to Keeneland, where he finished second beaten a nose in the 2022 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1).

Flavien Prat has the mount from post 11.

Also in the field is 2022 Sycamore winner Highland Chief (IRE) for owner Mrs. Fitri Hay and trainer Graham Motion.

John Velazquez has the mount from post 3.

The field for the VisitLEX Elkhorn at Keeneland is:

1The Grey Wizard (IRE)Graham MotionLuis Saez118
2King CurlinBrittany Vanden BergChris Emigh118
3Highland Chief (IRE)Graham MotionJohn Velazquez118
4Bold Act (IRE)Charlie ApplebyFrankie Dettori120
5DynadriveMike MakerRey Gutierrez118
6WentruWill WaldenAxel Concepcion118
7Winning Spirit (GER)Christophe ClementTyler Gaffalione118
8Foreign RelationsConor MurphyDeclan Cannon118
9Lucky CurlinMike MakerGerardo Corrales118
10Missed the CutJohn SadlerIrad Ortiz Jr.118
11Silver Knott (GB)Charlie ApplebyFlavien Prat118