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Is Twilight Gleaming Ready To Run Following Layoff? | 2022 Franklin Stakes Preview & FREE Picks
Twilight Gleaming (Ernie Belmonte)

Is Twilight Gleaming Ready To Run Following Layoff? | 2022 Franklin Stakes Preview & FREE Picks

Magic previews the 2022 Franklin Stakes (G3) at Keeneland, then gives his top picks and longshots. Is the morning line favorite Twilight Gleaming – winner of the 2021 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Juvenile Turf Sprint (G2) – ready to run despite the layoff? Will she extend her 2-race win streak, or is an upset looming? Tell us YOUR thoughts in the Comments section!

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The track press release:

Stonestreet Stables’ Twilight Gleaming (IRE), winner of last fall’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (G2) at Del Mar, and Perry Harrison’s Change of Control, winner of last year’s race, headline a roster of 40 fillies and mares nominated to the 26th running of the $300,000 Franklin (G3) to be run Sunday, Oct. 16 over 5½ furlongs on the Keeneland turf course.

Trained by Wesley Ward, Twilight Gleaming has compiled a 3-2-1-0 mark in 2022 with her most recent victory coming in the Daisycutter at Del Mar.

Trained by Michelle Lovell, Change of Control has compiled an 8-1-3-1 record in 2022. Change of Control also won the 2021 running of the Giant’s Causeway (L) here to give Lovell her 500th career victory.

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