Bourbonette Oaks 2014 Contenders & Odds

Dave Bond | OTB Writer

Las Vegas, NV - The Grade 3 Pure Romance Fathead Bourbonette Oaks is on tap for this Saturday, March 22 from Turfway Park in Florence, Kentucky. Three year old fillies will be featured as they go one mile on Turfway Park`s All Weather Track in search of the winner's share of the $125,000 purse.

The Fathead Bourbonette has attracted a full field of 12 three year old females to go in race 10 on Turfway Park's packed Saturday card. Post time is 5:42 PM. Here is a look into the past performances of all 12 entries for this Grade 3 stakes.

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2014 Bourbonette Oaks Race Favorite Entries

Sloane Square - Todd Pletcher trained filly will look to remain perfect in her career. She has two starts and two wins by a combined 11 3/4 lengths - an Allowance at Calder last time out February 21 and a MSW score in her debut at Gulfstream January 19. Sloane Square is the 3-1 morning line favorite as she departs from post 4 with Hall-of-Fame jockey Javier Velazquez guiding her.

Aurelia's Belle - will race for the fifth time for trainer Wayne Catalano and is one of three fillies in the field with graded stakes experience. Last time out was a decent third in the Grade 2 Davona Dale at Gulfstream February 22 after a good second behind Onlyforyou in the Grade 2 Forward Gal Stakes January 25 and a decent third in the Grade 3 Old Hat Stakes (7 1/2 lengths back) January 4. She won her debut in October - a MSW at Keeneland. Aurelia's Belle is the 4-1 morning line second choice after placing in three straight stakes races and will depart from post 7 with Channing Hill aboard.

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Swiss Lake Yodeler - Jerry Hollendorfer trained two-time stake winning filly has won four of her six career starts with a second and a third in there as well. Last time out was a good third in the Grade 3 Santa Ysabel Stakes at Santa Anita March 1 after a step backward - an eleventh as 3-1 favorite in the listed California Cup Oaks here January 25 and two straight minor stakes wins - the Soviet Problem Stakes December 21 at Hollywood Park and the Golden State Juvenile Fillies Stakes by 2 1/4 lengths November 1. She has been a bit up and down in her six career but has placed in five of six career starts overall. Swill Lake Yodeler will have Russell Base in the saddle from gate 8 at 5-1 odds.

Shanon Nicole - is coming off a decent third in the Grade 3 Rachel Alexandra Stakes at Fair Grounds February 22 after a win and a second place finish respectively in a pair of Allowance Optional Claiming races on that same track this past winter. Her first graded stakes action came in October - an eighth in the Grade 3 Jessamine Stakes. Shanon Nicole has two wins, three seconds and a third place finish in eight career starts for trainer Michael Maker. Rosie Napravnik gets the call from the 9-hole at 6-1 odds.

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Cheerful Contender - will race in graded stakes company for the first time for trainer Mark Casse having won two of four career starts. Last time out was one of those victories - an Allowance Optional Claiming at Oaklawn Park February 20 after a sixth in the minor Martha Washington Stakes on that same track February 1 and a MSW score in her second career start at Woodbine November 20. Cheerful Contender is listed at 8-1 odds and will have Luis Contreras aboard from post 3.

Zensational Bunny - made her graded stakes debut last time out for trainer Mark Casse and finished an OK fourth in the Grade 3 Old Hat Stakes at Gulfstream January 4 after posting wins in her first two career starts - the minor Glorious Sing Stakes at Woodbine November 23 and a MSW on that same track in September. Zensational Bunny is 10-1 on the morning line and will have Angel Jimenez in the saddle from gate 10.

La Mejor Fiesta - Wesley ward pupil has placed in four of five career starts - the only off the board finish coming in the minor Kentucky Downs Juvenile Fillies Stakes in September. She is coming off a win in the minor Trapeze Stakes at Remington Park December 15 after a third in an Allowance at Keeneland in October. Her other win was a MSW in her debut in June which preceded a second in the minor Tippett Stakes at Colonial Downs in July. She will be sent off at 12-1 odds from post 2.

Super Sky - enters off two straight runner-up finishes in Allowance Optional Claiming races at Gulfstream for trainer Todd Pletcher. She broke maiden in her third career start - at Keeneland in October - the only win so far in her six race career. Super Sky is 12-1 on the morning line as she leaves from post 6 with Luis Saez aboard.

Stormy Novel - John Servis trained filly has four career starts all at Parx with two wins and a second place finish - both wins coming this year. Last time out was an Allowance score February 2 after breaking maiden January 1. Stormy Novel will have Stewart Elliot guiding her from the rail at 15-1 odds Saturday.

Katie's Eyes - has just two career starts for trainer Grant Forster - both at Fair Grounds. She is coming off a win in her stakes debut - the minor South Mississippi Owners and Breeders Stakes February 14 after a third in her debut - a MSW December 29. She leaves from the far outside post at 20-1 odds

Turtle River - will race in stakes company for the first time Saturday but enters the Bourbonette having won two straight races on this track - the only two victories in her six race career. Last time out was an Allowance Optional Claiming score February 28 after breaking maiden February 7. Turtle River is the co-longest shot in the field at 30-1 odds and departs from gate 11

Sommerville Miss - makes her stakes debut Saturday after four career starts all on this track yielded a win, a second and a third place finish. Last time out was a second in an Allowance Optional Claiming February 28 after a sixth in an Allowance February 1 and a maiden win January 4. Sommerville is 30-1 on the morning line and departs from gate 5.

2014 Bourbonette Oaks Entries & Odds

Race 10 on Turfway Park's Saturday card with a Post Time of 5:42 PM.

Entry Horse Jockey Trainer ML Odds
1 Stormy Novel S. Elliott J. Servis
2 La Mejor Fiesta J. Rose W. Ward
3 Cheerful Contender L. Contreras M. Casse
4 Sloane Square J. Velazquez T. Pletcher
5 Sommerville Miss M. Adam R. Beck
6 Super Sky L. Saez T. Pletcher
7 Aurelia's Belle C. Hill W. Catalano
8 Swiss Lake Yodeler R. Baze J. Hollendorfer
9 Shanon Nicole R. Napravnik M. Maker
10 Zensational Bunny A. Jimenez M. Casse
11 Turtle River B. Creed B. Colebrook
12 Katie's Eyes C. Lanerie G. Forster

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