Las Vegas, NV - The Grade 3 Pin Oak Valley View Stakes comes our way from Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky this Saturday, October 24. Three year old fillies will be featured when they take to Keeneland's turf track and race 1 1/16 miles for the winner's share of the $150,000 purse.
A full field of 14 plus two Alternate Entries have been confirmed for the Pin Oak Valley View Stakes- race 9 on Keeneland's Saturday card. Post time is 5:30 PM. Here is a peek into the past performances of all 16possible entries for this Grade 3 stakes.
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Sunset Glow - multiple graded stakes winning Wesley Ward trained filly has placed in 10 of 11 career starts - three wins, five seconds and two third place finishes. She posted consecutive graded scores on Del Mar's synthetic track last summer - the Grade 2 Sorrento Stakes August 6 and the Grade 1 Del Mar Debutante Stakes August 30 and went on to a respectable second to Lady Eli in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies to end her 2014 campaign. She has five starts so far this year -last time out was a third in the minor Fasig-Tipton Ladies Turf Stakes September 19 after a fourth in the Grade 1 Del Mar Oaks in August, a second as favorite to Prize Exhibit in the Grade 2 San Clemente Handicap July 19, a second in the minor Wait a While Stakes at Belmont Park May 16 and a third in the Grade 3 Appalachian Stakes at Keeneland in April. Sunset Glow has been competitive virtually every time out but looks for her first win in 14 months Saturday. Rafael Manuel Hernandez has the mount from gate 10.
Osaila - Irish bred Todd Pletcher trained filly finished a good third last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies and has two wins and a second place finish in four starts since. Last time out was a disappointing fifth in the Grade 2 Sands Point Stakes at Belmont Park September 12 after a second in a stakes overseas at Goodwood July 31 and a stakes win at Ascot in June. She now has five wins including two Group 3 races in England, two seconds and a third place finish in 12 career starts and enters this week looking for a bounce back. Florent Geroux has been pegged to ride from post 7.
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Include Betty - the most experienced entry against top competition - Tom Proctor trained filly now has five wins, two seconds and two third place finishes in 13 career starts including multiple graded stakes wins. She won the Grade 3 Fantasy Stakes in April, the Grade 1 Mother Goose Stakes in June and most recently posted a win in the minor Remington Oak September 27. She also had a third in the Grade 1 Coaching Club American Oaks in July and a second in the Grade 2 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes in May. Include Betty has placed in four of her last five starts overall and should be competitive again Saturday despite finishing fifth in her only other start on grass. Drayden Van Dyke rides from post 3.
Mrs McDougal - has three wins in six career starts for trainer Chad Brown and fourth place finishes two others. The wins include a maiden score at first asking, an Allowance score by an impressive 7 1/4 lengths at Aqueduct April 24 and a terrific win two starts back over Feathered in the Grade 2 Lake George Stakes at Saratoga July 24. Last time out was a career worst effort - a sixth in the Grade 2 Sands Point Stakes at Belmont Park September 12. Mrs McDougal hopes to bounce back from an uncharacteristic effort when she departs from post 13 with Julien Leparoux in the irons.
Don't Leave Me - Malcolm Pierce trained filly has placed in six of eight career starts - four wins and two second place finishes. Last time out was a second in the minor La Lorgnette Stakes at Woodbine September 20 after a good win in the Grade 3 Ontario Colleen Stakes at Woodbine in August, a fourth in the Grade 3 Regret Stakes, a second in the Grade 3 Selene Stakes and a win in the Grade 3 Bourbonette Stakes. She has been competitive in every race this year - two wins and two seconds in five start and hopes for a third graded stakes score from the outside post 14 with Corey Lanerie guiding her.
Prado's Sweet Ride - Chris Block trained filly has been impressive in her seven race career - four wins and a third place finish. Last time out was a respectable third in the Grade 3 Pucker Up Stakes at Arlington August 15 after a nice win in her graded stakes debut - the Grade 3 Regret Stakes at Churchill Downs in June, a sixth in the minor Indy Star Stakes in May and a three race win streak. O'Prado's Sweet Ride will try to keep the impressive run going Saturday from gate 2 with Jose Valdivia in the saddle.
Calypso Beat - has 10 career starts for trainer Kevin Ryan with two wins, three seconds and a third place finish. She makes her North American debut Saturday off a third place finish in a stakes at Tipperary in August and a tenth in a similar race in July. She looks for her first win since June, 2014 when she departs from the rail with Fergal Lynch aboard.
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Tiger Ride - Graham Motion trained filly has four wins and a third place finish in eight career starts. Last time out was a nice win in the minor Indiana Grand Stakes September 9 after a fourth in the Grade 3 Monmouth Oaks and another minor stakes win - the TaWee Stakes in July. Her other graded stakes results were a fifth in the Grade 3 Appalachian Stakes here in April and a fourth in the Grade 3 Florida Oaks in March. Tiger Ride has won two of her last three starts overall - in decent form ahead of this week. She chases her first graded stakes win with Edgar Prado guiding her from post 9.
Stormy Regatta - Christophe Clement trained filly has seven career starts and has hit the board in all since her debut - four wins and a third place finish. Last time out was a respectable third in her graded stakes debut - the Grade 3 Commonwealth Stakes at Laurel Park September 26 and a two race win streak - both minor stakes. Two starts back the win came in the Riskaverse Stakes at Saratoga in August and before that her win came in the Little Silver Stakes at Monmouth Park in July. Stormy Regatta has improved every time out and is expected to be in the mix again Saturday. Joe Bravo has the mount from gate 6.
Rainha Da Bateria - won the Grade 3 Jessamine Stakes on this track in October, 2014 but has placed in just two of six starts since including a second in the Grade 3 Jimmy Durante Stakes last November. She enters off a fourth in the Grade 3 Commonwealth Stakes September 26 which followed an eighth in the minor Riskaverse Stakes in August and a sixth in the Grade 3 Santa Ysabel Stakes at Santa Anita in February. She hasn't looked great lately but returns to the site of her last win - over a year ago. Trevor McCarthy has been tabbed with snapping the long losing streak from gate 12.
Gap Year - Kiaran McLaughlin trained filly has two wins, a second and a third place finish in six career starts. She enters off an Allowance score at Saratoga September 7, a second in an Allowance Optional Claiming on that track August 7 and a sixth in the Grade 2 Demoiselle Stakes at Aqueduct way back on November 29. Her other graded stakes start resulted in a seventh in the Grade 1 Darley Alcibiades Stakes on this track last October 3. Gap Year has been trending upward but has yet to place in stakes company yet. Joel Rosario has been tabbed with changing all that - from post 5.
Miss Double d'Oro - has two wins and a second place finish in seven career starts for trainer Neil Drysdale. Last time out was a fourth in the minor Dueling Grounds Oaks after a decent win in the minor Wine Country Stakes at Santa Rosa August 1 and a seventh in her only graded stakes action to date - the Grade 3 Senorita Stakes at Santa Anita in June. She has placed in two of her last five starts and will be looking for her first graded stakes score when she leaves from gate 4 with Paco Lopez in the reins.
Cara Marie - Kellyn Gorder pupil has two wins and a third place finish in eight career starts and enters off a fifth in the Grade 1 First Lady Stakes on this track October 3. Before that was an ugly eighth in the Grade 2 Sands Pont Stakes September 12 and a respectable third in the Grade 2 Lake George Stakes at Saratoga July 24. Those results followed a career best effort - a front-running win in the minor Indy Star Stakes at Indiana Grand Race Course May 30. She looks for her first graded stakes score but has failed to place in her last two starts overall. Robby Albarado will be in the saddle of this inconsistent entry from post 11 Saturday. Manuel Franco will get the call from gate 4.
America Mon Amie - has two wins and a third place finish in seven career starts and enters on the heels of three straight fourth place finishes- the minor Indiana Grand Stakes last time lout September 9, the Grade 3 Pucker Up Stakes at Arlington August 15 and the minor Duchess Stakes at Woodbine in July. Before that was a nice win in the minor North Bound Pride Oaks in June. America Mon Ami has been OK so far in her career but hasn't hit the board in her last three starts overall. Albin Jimenez gets the mount hoping to snap a three race losing streak - from gate 8.
Emmajestic - Alternate Entry has 11 career starts with two wins, four seconds and a third place finish. Last time out was an Allowance score here October 3 after a second in a similar race September 13 and a sixth in her only graded stakes action to date - the Grade 2 Indiana Oaks.
Strumming - Alternate Entry has two wins in six career starts. Last time out was and Allowance score at Churchill Downs September 25 after she failed to place in her previous two starts.
2015 Pin Oak Valley View Stakes Entries & Odds
Race 9 on Keeneland's Saturday card with a Post Time of 5:30 PM.
|1||Calypso Beat||Fergal Lynch||Kevin Ryan|
|2||Prado's Sweet Ride||Jose Valdivia, Jr.||Chris Block|
|3||Include Betty||Drayden Van Dyke||Thomas Proctor|
|4||Miss Double d'Oro||Paco Lopez||Neil Drysdale|
|5||Gap Year||Joel Rosario||Kiaran McLaughlin|
|6||Stormy Regatta||Joe Bravo||Christophe Clement|
|7||Osaila (IRE)||Florent Geroux||Todd Pletcher|
|8||America Mon Amie||Albin Jimenez||Anthony Granitz|
|9||Tiger Ride||Edgar Prado||H. Motion|
|10||Sunset Glow||Rafael Hernandez||Wesley Ward|
|11||Cara Marie||Robby Albarado||Kellyn Gorder|
|12||Rainha Da Bateria||Trevor McCarthy||H. Motion|
|13||Mrs McDougal||Julien Leparoux||Chad Brown|
|14||Don't Leave Me||Corey Lanerie||Malcolm Pierce|
|15||Emmajestic||Brian Hernandez, Jr.||Michelle Lovell|
|16||Strumming||Jack Gilligan||Jordan Blair|