Las Vegas, NV - The Grade 1 Darley Alcibiades Stakes is on tap for this Friday, October 4 from Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky. Two year old fillies will be featured as they go 1 1/16 miles on Keeneland's Polytrack surface for a purse of $400,000.
The Darley Alcibiades has attracted a field of 13 two year old fillies to go in race 9 on Keeneland's opening Friday card. Post time is 5:21 PM. Here is a brief look into the past performances of all 13 combatants for this wide-open career defining Grade 1 stakes. The Alcibiades is a Breeders' Cup "Win and You're In" event.
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2013 Darley Alcibiades Stakes Race Favorite Entries
My Conquestadory - Mark Casse trainee and daughter of Artie Schiller has just one career start and she decided to make a splash in her debut - she won in impressive style the Grade 2 Summer Stakes at Woodbine September 14. She is one of only two graded stakes winner in the field and has to be considered the favorite as she should be quicker than in her turf debut.
She's Offlee Good - her name suits this Richard Scherer trained filly. Last time out she won the competitive Arlington-Washington Lassie Stakes by two lengths on Polytrack over Sweetsoutherndame and Maria Maria who are entered in the Alcibiades in just her second career start. Her debut was offlee good as well - a MSW score also at Arlington Park August 1. She will have Julien Leparoux in the saddle which should help immensely.
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Sweetsoutherndame - has placed in three of four career starts - two straight minor stakes seconds heading into the Darley Alcibiades - the Arlington-Washington Lassie Stakes behind She's Offlee Good September 7 and the Ontario Debutante Stakes in August - both results on Polytrack. She broke maiden in July at Presque Isle Downs in July and finished fourth in her debut in June.
Maria Maria -daughter of former two-time Horse of the Year Curlin most recently finished third behind She's Offlee Good and Sweetsoutherndame in the minor Arlington-Washington Lassie Stakes after breaking maiden in her third career start in July. She began her career with a third and a second respectively in a pair of MSW races. Having placed in all four career starts Maria Maria looks ready for her step up this weekend.
Designer Legs - impressive Dallas Stewart trained filly had three wins to start her career - two stakes wins ahead of the Spinaway Stakes where she finished a disappointing fifth last time out. The wins include the Grade 2 Adirondack Stakes by DQ at Saratoga August 11 after a win in the minor Prairie Gold Lassie Stakes and a MSW score in her debut in June. Designer Legs is very experienced and is expected to challenge the field Friday.
Richies Party Girl - is coming off an Allowance score September 7 at Churchill Downs after a trip to Europe and a fourth in the Grade 3 Prix du Calvados in August. Before that were two starts - a MSW score at Belmont Park in July and a seventh in a MSW in her debut in June. She breaks from post 2 looking to make a name for herself Friday.
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Rosalind - most recently finished a respectable third in the Grade 2 Pocahontas Stakes at Churchill Downs September 7 for trainer Kenneth McPeek after a MSW score in her debut at Ellis Park August 2.
Harlan's Special - started her career with a pair of seconds in MSW races and then stepped up into graded stakes action where she finished fifth in the Grade 2 Pocahontas at Churchill Downs September 7. Last time out was a third in a MSW on that same track September 20.
Who's in Town - Michael Matz trained filly is coming off a fourth in the Grade 2 Adirondack Stakes August 11 after a MSW score in here debut at Delaware Park July 15.
Personal Diary - is coming off a third in the minor Kentucky Downs Juvenile Fillies Stakes September 14 for trainer Victoria Oliver after a maiden score in her debut at Ellis Park August 23.
Battlefield Angel - Wayne Catalano trained filly has three career starts with a win and a second place finish. Last time out was her stakes debut and resulted in a sixth in the Arlington-Washington Lassie Stakes after a maiden score in August and a second in a MSW in July - all results at Arlington Park.
Lil Honey Badger - Dale Romans trained filly will race for just the second time after a MSW score at Indiana Downs in her only career start.
Russian Night - has just one career start and it wasn't all that impressive - a seventh in a MSW at Churchill Downs September 20.
2013 Darley Alcibiades Stakes Entries & Odds
Race 9 on Keeneland Race Course's Friday card with a Post Time of 5:21 PM.
|1||Designer Legs||S. Bridgmohan||D. Stewart|
|2||Richies Party Girl||J. Velazquez||W. Ward|
|3||Sweetsoutherndame||P. Morales||T. Hamm|
|4||Maria Maria||F. Torres||J. DiVito|
|5||Personal Diary||C. Lanerie||V. Oliver|
|6||Battlefield Angel||C. Hill||W. Catalano|
|7||My Conquestadory||E. Da Silva||M. Casse|
|8||Lil Honey Badger||R. Albarado||D. Romans|
|9||Harlan's Special||J. Johnson||G. Hartlage|
|10||She's Offlee Good||J. Leparoux||R. Scherer|
|11||Who's in Town||L. Saez||M. Matz|
|12||Rosalind||V. Lebron||K. McPeek|
|13||Russian Night||V. Schulepov||G. Dorochenko|