Las Vegas, NV - It was a relatively quiet week of graded stakes action this week - anticipation of the Breeders' Cup in just a couple of weeks is reaching a fever pitch! The majority of the action took place at Keeneland in Lexington Kentucky with one race taking place at the site of this year's Breeders' Cup Santa Anita. Let's take a look.
Sycamore Stakes at Keeneland Results
A perfectly timed ride by Julien Leparoux saw Ken and Sarah Ramsey's 3-1 third choice Kindergarden Kid slip between pacesetter 5-2 second choice Ioya Bigtime and Miami Deco to take Thursday's Grade 3, $100,000 Sycamore Stakes at Keeneland by a neck. Ioya Bigtime finished second over Miami Deco by a half-length. 5-2 favorite Musketier was a disappointing seventh.
Sycamore Stakes Results & Payouts
Valley View Stakes (Div. 1) at Keeneland Results
The Grade 3, $125,000 Valley View Stakes at Keeneland was split into two divisions this year due to the quantity of entries. In the first division it was 27-1 long shot Angel Terrace that surprised on her way to a nose victory over 4-1 Miss Cato. Zapper Belle hung on for a decent third place finish.
Valley View Stakes (Div. 1) Results & Payouts
Valley View Stakes (Div. 2) at Keeneland Results
In Friday's second division of the Grade 3, $125,000 Valley View for three-year-old fillies at Keeneland, 9-2 second choice Miz Ida rallied from more than seven lengths back to overtake 25-1 long shot English Class. 5-1 third choice Leading Astray was another length back of English Class for third.
Valley View Stakes (Div. 2) Results & Payouts
Raven Run Stakes at Keeneland Results
6-5 favorite Gypsy Robin remained a perfect three-for-three over the Keeneland Polytrack as she wired the field in the Grade 2, $250,000 Raven Run on Saturday with John Velazquez aboard. 12-1 Sacristy finished a very game second while 22-1 shot Drama Drama was a surprise third.
Raven Run Stakes Results & Payouts
Senator Ken Maddy Stakes at Santa Anita Results
Defending champion and 3-1 third choice Broken Dreams chased down the very impressive frontrunner and 5-2 second choice Kindle down the stretch to win the Grade 3, $100,000 Senator Ken Maddy Stakes at Santa Anita on Saturday. Byrama, the 2-1 favorite in the race also closed well for third, just a neck behind Kindle.