Las Vegas, NV - Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa will play host to the Grade 3 Iowa Oaks this Saturday, June 29. Three year old fillies will be featured as they go 1 1/16 miles on Prairie Meadows main tack in search of the winner's portion of the $200,000 purse.
The Iowa Oaks has attracted a field of 10 females for race 6 on Prairie Meadows Saturday card. Post time is 8:46 PM. Let's take a look at the past performances of all 10 combatants for this Grade 3 stakes - the first of three graded stakes races on the Prairie Meadows Saturday schedule.
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Fiftyshadesofhay - Bob Baffert trained filly has nine career starts - four MSW races to start her career yielded a win, a second, a third and a fourth in her debut before stepping up in the minor Blue Norther Stakes on January 1 and finishing a pedestrian eighth. She had a very nice second behind Beholder in the Grade 1 Las Virgenes Stakes March 2, won the Grade 3 Santa Ysabel by 5 3/4 lengths January 26 at the Iowa Oaks distance in her graded stakes debut with an impressive Beyer speed figure of 90 and was third in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Oaks April 6 also behind Beholder. Last time out was another terrific result - a win in the Grade 2 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico May 17. She has been in the mix in her last four graded stakes starts - no reason to think differently about the Iowa Oaks although this will be her first start on this track.
So Many Ways - won a Maiden Special Weight race last June 9 at Parx and followed that up with a very impressive score in the Grade 3 Schuylerville Stakes by four and a half lengths on July 20 to make it three straight wins to start her career. It took another three starts for So Many Ways to taste victory again - last time out in the Grade 3 Eight Belles Stakes at Churchill Downs May 3 after a fifth in the Grade 2 Fair Grounds Oaks and a third in the minor Primal Force Stakes at Gulfstream in March. She has four wins and a third in six career starts. Distance could be an issue for an entry that has only won at shorter distances.
Iowa Oaks 2013 | Remaining Field Entries
Seaneen Girl - won the Grade 2 Golden Rod Stakes back in November after a second in the Grade 3 Mazarine Stakes at Woodbine in October. She had an OK third in the Grade 2 Fair Grounds Oaks March 30 after a four month layoff and followed that with an ugly ninth in the Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks. Last time out was another disappointment - a seventh in the Grade 3 regret Stakes at Churchill Downs June 15 after a second in an Allowance Optional Claiming May 26. She has shown good form in the past but has been less-than-impressive in her last two starts.
Hitechnoweenie - Kenneth McPeek trained filly has won three of her last four starts but steps up in graded stakes company for the first time Saturday. Last time out was a win in the minor Panthers Stakes here June 1 after an Allowance score at Churchill Downs May 9. Hitechnoweenie has three wins and a second place finish in seven career starts and enters the Iowa Oaks in the best form of her career on her favorite track.
Gold Medal Dancer - won her first two career starts for trainer Donnie Von Hemel and followed that with a distant ninth in her stakes debut - the Grade 3 Eight Belles Stakes at Churchill Downs May 3. Last time out was an OK second in her fourth career start - an Allowance Optional Claiming at Churchill Downs June 6.
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Canticle - multiple stakes placed filly had a decent second last time out in the minor Panthers Stakes here June 1 after a third in an Allowance and an Allowance Optional Claiming score all on this track. She has two wins, two seconds and two third place finishes in 11 career starts.
Plenty O'Toole - will make her stakes debut Saturday having raced seven times in her career with a win, two seconds and a third place finish. She enters in decent form however - a MSW score last time out to follow a pair of second in MSW races.
Cloudy Vow - raced to a second in the Grade 2 Pocahontas Stakes at Churchill Downs in her third career start and followed that with a fourth in the Grade 2 Golden Rod Stakes November 24. Last time out was a fourth in an Allowance at Presque Isle Downs June 4 after a second in an Allowance Optional Claiming at Gulfstream January 3.
Glorys Last Chance - races in stakes company for the first time Saturday but is coming off her only win in five career starts - an Allowance score here June 8. Glorys Last Days has a win and three second place finishes in five career starts.
Braseana - finished eighth most recently in the minor Panthers Stakes on this track after an Allowance Optional Claiming score here May 9. She had two wins at Oaklawn Park in March and has won three of five starts heading into her graded stakes debut Saturday.
2013 Iowa Oaks Entries & Odds
Race 6 on Prairie Meadows's Saturday card with a Post Time of 8:46 PM.
|1||Seaneen Girl||L. Goncalves||B. Flint|
|2||So Many Ways||C. Borel||T. Amoss|
|3||Hitechnoweenie||T. Thompson||K. McPeek|
|4||Braseana||B. Quinonez||S. Young|
|5||Gold Medal Dancer||A. Birzer||D. Von Hemel|
|6||Plenty O'Toole||R. Albarado||C. Dickey|
|7||Cloudy Vow||P. Morales||T. Hamm|
|8||Glorys Last Chance||I. Ocampo||J. Hall|
|9||Canticle||K. Tohill||C. Hartman|
|10||Fiftyshadesofhay||M. Garcia||B. Baffert|