Las Vegas, NV -- The 18th running of the Grade 3 Doubledogdare Stakes is on tap for this Friday April 20th from Keeneland. Fillies and mares four years old and upward will race 1 1/16 miles on Keeneland's synthetic track in attempt to grab their share of the $100,000 purse.
Eight entries with four graded stakes winner are will go in Race 9 on Keeneland's Friday's card with a post time of 5:13 PM.
Here is a list of the eight entries and what each has done leading up to the second graded stakes race of the week at Keeneland:
Doubledogdare Stakes Race Favorites
Pachattack - will make her first start of 2012 after a fairly productive 2011. Last time out Pachattack was third in the Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic and before that finished second on this course in the Grade 1 Juddmonte Spinster Stakes on October 9th. She also had a second in the Grade 1 Personal Ensign Invitational Stakes at Saratoga a month before that. Pachattack has raced in five straight graded stakes races with a win, two seconds, a third and a disappointing eighth in the Grade 1 Beverly D. Stakes at Arlington last spring. She loves the big races and fares very well in most!
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La Gran Bailadora - is a multiple stakes winner but has raced only once in 2012 - a third place finish at the Likely Exchange Stakes at Turfway on February 11th. Toward the end of 2011 La Gran Bailadora improved with every race - a third in the Grade 1 Juddmonte here on October 9th, a second at the Maple Leaf Stakes at Woodbine on November 5th and a win at the My Charmer Stakes at Turfway on December 10th.
Remaining Field Entries
Joyful Victory - this will be her polytrack debut after some impressive results on dirt - a third last time out in the Grade 3 Azeri Stakes at Oaklawn Park on March 17th, a win in the Tiffany Lass Stakes at fair Grounds on February 11th and second in an Allowance race already this year. Last year Joyful Victory was very impressive in winning the Grade 3 Honeybee Stakes and the Grade 2 Fantasy Stakes before finishing a somewhat disappointing 4th in the Grade 1 TVG Coaching Club American Oaks. Joyful Victory could surprise on Friday!
Kathmanblu - hasn't raced since a disappointing eighth in the Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes here on October 15th and before that was eighth in the Grade 1 Garden City Stakes at Belmont in September. Her five career wins include the Grade 2 Golden Rod Stakes on November 2010 and the Grade 3 Rachel Alexandra Stakes in February 2011.
Lunar Mist - hasn't been all that active - last time out was on January 14th, a sixth place finish in the Wishing Well Stakes. Before that was mixed results in July - a fourth in the Brookmeade Stakes and a win at the Firecracker Stakes at Mountaineer.
Principal Role - will be making her 2012 debut and graded stakes debut after mixed results against lesser competition. In 13 career starts, Principal Role has five wins a second and three third place finishes.
My Pal Chrisy - has raced twice this year - a sixth at the grade 2 Rampart Stakes on March 31st at Gulfstream and a respectable fourth at the Florida Sunshine Millions Distaff Stakes on January 28th. My Pa Chrisy had a pair of wins in late 2011 at Calder.
Sea Level Drive - had a win in an Allowance Optional Claiming race to kick off her year on February 9th and followed it up with a fourth in the Grade 3 Hillsborough Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs on March 10th.
Doubledogdare Stakes Entries
Race 9 on Keeneland's Friday card with a Post Time of 5:13 PM.
|1||La Gran Bailadora||C. Lanerie||M. Maker|
|2||Kathmanblu||J. Leparoux||K. McPeek|
|3||Lunar Mist||R. Homeister, Jr.||E. Reed|
|4||Principal Role||E. Prado||W. Mott|
|5||Pachattack||R. Maragh||H. Motion|
|6||My Pal Chrisy||L. Panici||P. Lutchman|
|7||Sea Level Drive||J. Graham||G. Arnold, II|
|8||Joyful Victory||R. Albarado||J. Jones|