Keen Liaison Returns in Sterlie Bertram Memorial

The fastest qualifier draws post 2 for Saturday's feature at Indiana Grand.

James Black's Keen Liaison, pictured here winning the Harley Greene Derby, is one of 10 Indiana-breds entered back in Saturday's Sterlie Bertram Memorial Stakes. PHOTO: LInscott Photography

James Black’s Keen Liaison, a stakes-winning daughter of Sixes Liaison trained by Erin Thompson, is one of 10 state-bred sophomores entered back in Saturday’s 400-yard, $123,700 Sterlie Bertram Memorial Stakes (R) at Indiana Grand.

The fastest qualifier, Keen Liaison has won his last three starts, including the 350-yard, $98,000 Harley Greene Derby (R) at Indiana Grand on June 3. The filly drew post 2 and will be ridden by Ronald Hisby.

HH Kentucky Krome drew post 3 and will be ridden by Oscar Macias. A homebred son of La Jollaroid trained by Paul Martin for owners Larry Carter and John Myers, the sorrel gelding has earned $57,572 from eight outs this season, and his three wins include a neck victory in the 400-yard, $84,000 Indiana Stallion Derby (R) on August 26.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:
Dna Dales Prospect (Melissa Zajac)
Keen Liaison (Ronald Hisby)
HH Kentucky Krome (Oscar Macias)
Kids Bright Image (Luz D. Martinez)
Tru Lee Quick (Harold Collins)
Zoomin B Cartel (Luis A. Guerrero)
American Purr (Rolando Pina)
Kid Cartel (Giovanni Vazquez-Gomez)
Dreamers Liaison (Rodney Prescott)
Sicario (Santiago Mendez)

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