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Range of goals for Blue Grass runners

Updated: April 11, 2008, 3:02 PM ET
By Jay Privman | Daily Racing Form

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- There are 12 horses entered in the Grade 1, $750,000 Blue Grass Stakes on Saturday at Keeneland, and while they range in ability from one of the elite contenders for the Kentucky Derby to several starry-eyed dreamers, all is not what it may seem on paper.

To be sure, factors such as pace, speed, and class are crucial, as in any race. The ability to handle Polytrack as well as the expected cold and damp conditions will be needed. But the overriding theme of this Blue Grass ...

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