Jessamine Stakes 2013 Contenders at Keeneland

Dave Bond | OTB Writer

Las Vegas, NV - Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky will be the scene of the Grade 3 JPMorgan Jessamine Stakes this Wednesday, October 9. A group of two year old fillies will be featured as they chase the winner's share of the $150,000 purse when they go 1 1/16 miles on Keeneland's turf track.

A field of 10 two year olds has been confirmed for the Jessamine - race 8 on Keeneland's Wednesday card. Post time is 4:49 PM. Let's take a brief look into the past performances of all 10 combatants for this Grade 3 stakes.

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2013 Jessamine Stakes Race Favorite Entries

Zinzay - has just one career start for trainer George Arnold II - a MSW score at Saratoga August 25. He won that tough race by a neck after dueling in the stretch and eventually winning in 1:41 flat. She is the 3-1 favorite on the morning line and will depart from post 6.

Kitten Kaboodle - Trainer Chad Brown who swept Sunday's Miss Grillo and Pilgrim Stakes sends out Kitten Kaboodle. She has two career starts and two seconds - both MSW races at Saratoga this past summer. Kitten Kaboodle is 4-1 on the morning line and leaves from post 3 Wednesday.

Candy Kitten - Todd Pletcher trained filly finished fifth well back last out in the $100k P.G. Johnson Stakes at Saratoga last time out after fading after breaking maiden in her third career start August 18 at Saratoga. She started her career with a third and a second respectively in a pair of MSW races early in the summer. She too is 4-1 on the morning line and has drawn post 8 for the Jessamine.

Jessamine Stakes 2013 | Remaining Contenders

Richies Party Girl - trained by Wesley Ward she is coming off a one mile Allowance score at Churchill Downs after a third in a Grade 3 race in France August 17. Before that was a MSW score at Belmont Park July 4 and a seventh in a similar race in her debut. She goes off at 9-2 odds and brings some experience into the Jessamine.

Courtesan - broke maiden last time out for trainer Christophe Clement at Saratoga September 1 after a third in a MSW on that same track in her debut in August. She is listed at 8-1 odds for Wednesday's race and leaves from post 2 with Irad Ortiz in the saddle.

Jessamine Stakes betting at Keeneland with

Runaway Giant - Ian Wilkes pupil is coming off a second in an Allowance September 7 behind Richies Party Girl. Before that was a maiden score at Ellis Park August 17 and a second in her debut in a MSW July 21. Runaway Giant may be the best value on the board at 10-1 odds and could be the surprise of the Jessamine.

Academic Probation - has just one career start for trainer Kellyn Gorder - a MSW score at Churchill Down September 22. She leaves from post 7 at 12-1 odds.

Shannon Nicole - Michael Maker trained colt finally broke maiden in her third career start last time out at Kentucky Downs September 18 after a second September 2 and a fourth August 2 - both MSW races at Ellis Park.

Zip On - has four career starts for trainer Randy Norse and finally broke maiden last time out September 25 at Kentucky Downs after a pair of fourths and a seventh in MSW races this summer.

Pretty Fancy - Another George Arnold trained filly has two career starts - a MSW score last time out at Kentucky Downs September 11 and a second July 21 at Ellis Park.

2013 Jessamine Stakes Entries & Odds

Race 8 on Keeneland Race Course's Wednesday card with a Post Time of 4:49 PM.

Entry Horse Jockey Trainer ML Odds
1 Shanon Nicole R. Napravnik M. Maker
2 Courtesan I. Ortiz, Jr. C. Clement
3 Kitten Kaboodle A. Garcia C. Brown
4 Zip On R. Albarado R. Morse
5 Pretty Fancy V. Lebron G. Arnold, II
6 Zinzay J. Rocco, Jr. G. Arnold, II
7 Academic Probation C. Lanerie S. Schu
8 Candy Kitty J. Velazquez T. Pletcher
9 Richies Party Girl R. Santana, Jr. W. Ward
10 Runway Giant B. Hernandez, Jr. I. Wilkes

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