Annathela Prevails in Thursday’s Featured Siena Purse

LEXINGTON, KY (Oct. 25, 2018) – Michael and Reiko Baum’s 18-1 shot Annathela withstood a challenge from Mines and Magic to score a neck victory in Thursday’s featured $72,212 Siena Purse before a crowd of 9,068. (Click here for a replay of the race.)

Trained by Rusty Arnold and ridden by Brian Hernandez Jr., Annathela covered 6½ furlongs on the fast main track in 1:16.18.

Annathela, a Keeneland sales graduate, is a 5-year-old daughter of Elusive Quality out of the Storm Cat mare Ethel Anna. She earned $43,800 for the victory, increasing her career earnings to $246,587 with a 20-4-7-2 record.

Annathela paid $39.20, $13.40 and $9.40 for the win. Mines and Magic, ridden by Edgar Morales, returned $5.60 and $4.20. Finishing third was Sister Nation, who paid $4.80 under Ricardo Santana Jr.

Friday is the penultimate day of Keeneland’s 2018 Fall Meet. The 10-race program begins at 1:05 p.m. ET.


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