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His 2016 Debut....


Swipe at Keeneland

Swipe, who might be favored in Saturday’s Lexington Stakes, arrived at Keeneland yesterda afternoon from California and walked the shedrow this morning.

“He’s very frisky this morning with this cooler weather,” said Julie Clark, assistant to trainer Keith Desormeaux.

Swipe, a colt by Birdstone, will make his first start Saturday since finishing second to Nyquist in the Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at the track in October. Overall, he ran second to Nyquist four times last year.

Swipe had a knee chip removed after his 2-year-old campaign, accounting for his late start this year. The Lexington is his first start of 2016.

Clark said Swipe will remain at Keeneland until Santa Anita Derby winnner Exaggerator is shipped to Churchill Downs from Santa Anita.

Edited Keeneland release with additional content by Dick Downey

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