, the master of all surfaces, moves back to synthetic footing in Thursday's Grade 1 Vinery Madison at Keeneland.
James Cassidy's consistent daughter of Northern Afleet is a stakes winner on dirt, synthetic, and turf, and she has been part of the exacta in seven of eight starts on all-weather footing. She won the Grade 1 Ashland at Keeneland last spring and her only seven furlong effort resulted in a Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare show finish. Victor Espinoza takes his usual seat aboard the 4-year-old filly and she is the 5-2 second choice on the morning line. Amen Hallelujah
is the 2-1 favorite for Rick Dutrow. She has dropped six straight on dirt but has four runner-up efforts in the graded ranks during that timeframe. The tactical filly is a graded winner at seven panels and John Velazquez got to know her in the Grade 2 Inside Information last time. Decelerator
exits a romping optional claiming tally at Oaklawn Park for Wayne Lukas. She finished a close-up 2nd in a course/distance graded event last fall and looms a serious prominent throughout threat in her current form.
The seven furlong Madison goes as the 8th race on Thursday and also includes Kitty In A Tizzy, My Jen, Fascinatin' Rhythm, Shotgun Gulch, Tremendamente Loca, and Dr. Zic.