IMPRIMIS a Close Runner-Up in Keeneland’s G2 Shakertown
After breaking through the gate prior to the start, IMPRIMIS rallied through the stretch to finish a close runner-up, only beaten a nose and running a 104 Beyer, in the 5 1/2-furlong Shakertown S., on the turf at Keeneland. The son of BROKEN VOW raced in fifth early, swung five wide turning for home, then closed down the lane to overhaul the top two, but get caught at the wire in this full field of 12. IMPRIMIS opened his 2021 campaign with a win in Gulfstream’s Janus S., then was runner-up in Tampa Bay Downs’ Turf Dash S., prior to this start. His six stakes victories, include the 2019 Shakertown S.-G2 and the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Race, the $700,000 Turf Sprint S.-G3 at Kentucky Downs last year. Lifetime record: 19-9-2-2, $865,983. O-Breeze Easy, LLC. B-Craig L. Wheeler. T-Joe Orseno.