OffTrackBetting.com - Keeneland Racetrack in Lexington, Kentucky will be the scene of the G1 Darley Alcibiades Stakes on Opening Day Friday, October 7. Some of the best two year old fillies around will take to Keeneland's dirt track and race 1 1/16 miles searching for the winner's share of the $400,000 purse.
A full field of 14 have been confirmed for the Darley Alcibiades Stakes - race 9 on Keeneland's Friday schedule. Post time is 5:30 PM. Here is a look into the past performances of all 14 entries for this intriguing G1 stakes. The Alcibiades winner gets a fees-paid entry into the $2 million 14 Hands Winery Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Nov. 5.
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Daddys Lil Darling 5-1 - has three career starts for trainer Kenneth McPeek with two wins. Last time out was a career-defining win in the G2 Pocahontas Stakes at Churchill Downs September 17 after a maiden score at Ellis Park July 29 and a fourth in her debut in June. Daddys Lil Darling is the only graded stakes winner in the field and off two impressive wins looks like the one to catch Friday. Jockey Corey Lanerie gets the call on the morning line co-favorite from an unfortunate outside gate 14.
Diadura 5-1 - impressive Michael Stidham trained filly has two career starts and two impressive wins. She won her debut easily August 25 and went on to post a 5 1/2 length victory in her stakes debut - the minor Arlington Washington Lassie Stakes at Arlington September 10. She hasn't been touched so far and hopes to keep the impressive run going from post 11 Friday. Carlos Marquez Jr. will ride the other morning line co-favorite.
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Dream Dancing 6-1 - Mark Casse trained filly has a win and a second place finish in three career starts. Last time out was an OK stakes debut - a fourth in the G2 Pocahontas Stakes at Churchill Downs September 17. That result followed a maiden score at Saratoga August 28 and a second in her debut on that track three weeks earlier. Dream Dancing has been OK so far and searches for a career-defining win from gate 8 Friday. Florent Geroux has been tabbed to ride the third betting choice.
Caroline Test 8-1 - has placed in all three career starts for trainer Ben Colebrook - one win and two runner-up finishes. Last time out was an OK second in the minor Exacta Systems Juvenile Fillies Stakes at Kentucky Downs September 3 after another runner-up finish in the minor Ellis Park Juvenile Stakes August 6 and a win at first asking July 15. Caroline Test has been competitive every time out and has been knocking on the door of her first stakes score. Jockey Jose Ortiz will try to accomplish that goal on the fourth choice from gate 6 Friday.
Benner Island 10-1 - Brad Cox trained filly will hit the track for just the third time Friday having posted a win and a second place finish so far. She won her debut - at Indiana Grand August 2 and most recently finished a very respectable second behind Diadura in the minor Arlington-Washington Lassie Stakes September 10. Benner Island has looked competitive in both her starts so far and hopes to be again Friday from gate 10. Robby Albarado will be in the irons.
Fun 10-1 - Ian Wilkes trained filly has a win and a second place finish in her three career starts. Last time out was a somewhat disappointing fourth in the G1 Spinaway Stakes at Saratoga September 3 which followed a respectable second behind Sweet Loretta in the G3 Schuylerville Stakes July 22 and a win at first asking - at Churchill Downs June 24. Fun has been competitive so far and will be out to bounce back from her only off-the-board finish so far. Brian Joseph Hernandez gets the call from the rail.
Queen Bernardina 10-1 - has a win and a third place finish in her three career starts for trainer Donnie Von Hemel. She makes her stakes debut Friday having finally broken maiden last time out - at Churchill Downs September 16 after a third and a fifth in MSW races to start her career. Queen Bernardina has improved every time out and hopes to continue that trend from post 3. Joe Bravo has the mount.
Price too High 10-1 - Wesley Ward trained filly has a win and a third place finish in her three career starts. She makes her stakes debut Friday having finally broken maiden last time out in her third career start - at Saratoga August 21. Before that was a third at Saratoga in July and a fourth in her debut - on his track in April. Priced too High is one in a long line of entries that has improved every time out and will be hoping to keep that roll going. Julio Garcia is scheduled to ride from post 9.
Dancing Rags 12-1 - Graham Motion trained filly has a win and a third place finish in her two career starts. She debuted with a third August 5 and most recently broke maiden September 17 - both at Laurel Park. Dancing Rags is another that has shown improvement so far and will be out to make a statement from gate 4 Friday. Angel Cruz rides.
Lady Hansen 12-1 - has a win and a third place finish in three career starts for trainer Michael Maker. She was fifth in her debut and went on to break maiden in her second career start - at Ellis Park August 6. She stepped into stakes company for the first time last time out and finishes an OK third, right behind Caroline Test in the minor Exacta Systems Juvenile Fillies Stakes at Kentucky Downs September 3. Lady Hansen has been decent so far in her career and hopes for a statement win from post 5 Friday with Luis Saez guiding her.
Sully's Dream 12-1 - will hit the track for just the third time for trainer Kellyn Gorder having posted one win so far. That win came in her debut at Ellis Park in July - it was followed by an uninspiring sixth in her stakes debut - the G2 Pocahontas Stakes last time out at Churchill Downs September 17. Sully's Dream searches for her first stakes score Friday when she leaves from gate 2 with Channing Hill aboard.
For Honor 15-1 - George Weaver trained colt has just one career start and it was a good one - a maiden score at Saratoga September 4. She looks to make it two-for-two Friday when she leaves from post 13 with Ricardo Santana guiding her.
I'mluckysgirl 20-1 - finished second in her debut for trainer James Spencer and has been up-and-down in two starts since. Last time out was a disappointing seventh in her stakes debut - the G2 Pocahontas Stakes at Churchill Downs September 17 after a maiden score at Indiana Grand August 23. I'mluckysgirl was good against lesser competition and will be out to better a disappointing effort last time out. Miguel Mena has been tabbed o ride from gate 12.
Cold Hearted Pearl 20-1 - has five career starts already fro trainer William Helmbrecht with a win and a second place finish to show for it. Last time out was a rather unsuccessful step into stakes company - an eighth in the G1 Natalma Stakes at Woodbine September 18 after a maiden score at Ellis Park September 5 and a second in a MSW on that track August 6. Cold Hearted Pearl tries for a strong bounce back Friday and for her second win in three starts - from post 7 with Jesus Lopez Castanon in the saddle.
2016 Darley Alcibiades Stakes Entries & Odds
Race 9 on Keeneland's Friday card with a Post Time of 5:30 PM.
|1||Fun||10-1||Brian Hernandez, Jr.||Ian Wilkes|
|2||Sully's Dream||12-1||Channing Hill||Kellyn Gorder|
|3||Queen Bernardina||10-1||Joe Bravo||Donnie Von Hemel|
|4||Dancing Rags||12-1||Angel Cruz||H. Motion|
|5||Lady Hansen||12-1||Luis Saez||Michael Maker|
|6||Caroline Test||8-1||Jose Ortiz||Ben Colebrook|
|7||Cold Hearted Pearl||20-1||Jesus Castanon||William Helmbrecht|
|8||Dream Dancing||6-1||Florent Geroux||Mark Casse|
|9||Price too High||10-1||Julio Garcia||Wesley Ward|
|10||Benner Island||10-1||Robby Albarado||Brad Cox|
|11||Diadura||5-1||Carlos Marquez, Jr.||Michael Stidham|
|12||I'mluckysgirl||20-1||Miguel Mena||James Spicer|
|13||For Honor||15-1||Ricardo Santana, Jr.||George Weaver|
|14||Daddys Lil Darling||5-1||Corey Lanerie||Kenneth McPeek|