Keeneland Runner takes Claiming Honors

Claimer of the Week at AGameofSkill.comGhost Chapel won the closing race on opening day at Keeneland on Friday and has been named the Claimer of the Week. Ghost Chapel patiently stalked the field of tough geldings after being next to last in the initial quarter mile. The son of Chapel Royal made steady progress under rider Jesus Castanon before swinging five wide and eventually running down four adversaries inside the one-sixteenth pole. Owned and trained by Ashley Hillyard, the six year old won his third consecutive race and the ninth race of his career. Ghost Chapel stopped the timer at 1:10.83 for the six panels and returned a handsome $20.00 to his backers. Ghost Chapel has finished in the money 24 times from 42 career races and has lifetime earnings exceeding $123,000.
-Art Parker, author of Keeneland Winning Trainer Patterns

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