2017 Jessamine Stakes Preview, Entries & Odds
OffTrackBetting.com - Keeneland Racecourse in Lexington, Kentucky will play hos to the G3 JP Morgan Chase Jessamine Stakes on Wednesday, October 11. Two-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 and the automatic berth in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf.
A full field of 14 plus two Alternate Entries have been confirmed for the Jessamine Stakes - race 7 on Keeneland's Wednesday schedule. Post time is 4:24 PM. Here is a peek into the past performances of all 16 combatants for this rare mid-week "Win and You're In" G3 stakes for the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf to be run Nov. 3 at Del Mar.
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2017 Jessamine Stakes Entries at Keeneland Racecourse
Brad Cox trained filly has four career starts with three nice wins. She enters off a good 3 1/2 length win in the minor Happy Ticket Stakes at Louisiana Downs September 9 after an Allowance score at Indiana Grand July 26, a fifth in the listed Debutante Stakes June 30 and a maiden score at first asking June 16 - the last two at Churchill Downs. Lady O'Toole has been competitive so far and hopes for a third straight win in her graded stakes debut. Corey Lanerie has been tabbed to ride from the rail.
Kenneth McPeek trained filly has two wins and two third-place finishes in four career starts. She won her first two career starts including the listed Debutante Stakes at Churchill Downs June 30 and a nine-length maiden score at first asking - she has since posted two runner-up finishes since. Last time out was in the G2 Pocahontas Stakes at Churchill Downs September 16 and before that was in the minor Ellis Park Debutante Stakes August 20. Sunny Skies has been a factor every time out but hopes to snap a two-race losing streak from gate 8. Robby Albarado is scheduled to ride.
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Todd Pletcher trained colt has a win and a third-place finish in his three career starts. He won his debut at Gulfstream Park May 29 and followed that with an OK third in the G3 Schuylerville Stakes at Saratoga July 21 and a fourth last time out in the G2 Adirondack Stakes on that track August 12. Stainless has some experience against top fields where he has fared pretty well but has yet to post a stakes score. Jockey Manuel Franco will try to change all of that from post 3.
French bred Graham Motion trained filly has a win and a third-place finish in her three career starts. She makes her North American debut Monday off an OK third in the Prix Roland de Chanbure in France July 14, a maiden score June 23 and a fifth in his debut in April. Thewayiam has been OK in his career and hopes success at home translates to his North American debut. Joel Rosario will be in charge from gate 12.
Will race for the fourth time for trainer Susan Cooney having posted a win and a second-place finish so far. She makes her graded stakes debut Monday off a second in the minor Selima Stakes at Laurel Park September 16 which followed a disappointing seventh in the minor Bolton Landing Stakes at Saratoga August 16 and a maiden score at first asking - at Laurel Park July 2. Madame X. has been OK so far in her career and chases a career-best effort from post 5. Jack Gilligan has the mount.
Todd Pletcher trained filly has two wins and a third-place finish in four career starts. She arrives off an OK third in the minor Bolton Landing Stakes at Saratoga August 16 after an Allowance Optional Claiming score at Saratoga July 24, a fourth in the minor Astoria Stakes at Belmont Park June 8 and a maiden score on that track in May. Sugar Queen races in graded stakes company for the first time Wednesday in decent form and will have John Velazquez in the irons from post 11.
Danny Pish trained filly has a win and a third-place finish in her two career starts. She enters off an OK third in her stakes debut - the minor Happy Ticket Stakes at Louisiana Downs September 9 after a maiden score at first asking - at Lone Star July 30. Rosie O'Prado has been competitive so far in her career and hopes to be again Wednesday from the outside post 14. Jose Valdivia Jr. rides.
Miss Mo Mentum
Mark Casse trained filly has a win and a second-place finish in four career starts. She steps into stakes company for the first time Monday having finally broken maiden last time out at Churchill Downs. Before that was a fourth, a second and a fourth respectively in a trio of MSW to start his career. Miss Mo Mentum has shown some improvement and shoots for a career-defining win from gate 4. Chris Landeros rides.
George Arnold II trained filly has one win in her two career starts. She steps into stakes company for the first time off that win - a maiden score at Kentucky Downs September 9. She was fifth in her debut at Saratoga August 13. Cash Out improved dramatically in her second start and hopes to keep that trend going from gate 6. Florent Geroux will be in the saddle.
Punto de Entrada
Will race for the second time for trainer Santiago Medina off a nice win in her only career start - at Delaware Park September 23. Punto de Entrada shoots for a second win in two starts - from post 7 with Diego Fernando Gomez guiding her.
Wayne Catalano trained filly has one career starts and she made it a successful one - a maiden score at Ellis Park September 4. She tries to remain unbeaten Wednesday when she leaves from post 9 with Channing Hill in the reins.
Has two career starts for trainer Wesley Ward with one win - that coming in her debut at Belmont Park June 16. She followed that with an OK fourth in the listed PG Johnson Stakes at Saratoga August 31. Mentality hopes for a strong bounce back and for a first stakes win Wednesday - from gate 10 with Ricardo Santana scheduled to ride.
Alan Delacour trained filly has one win in his two career starts. He steps into stakes company for the first time Wednesday off a maiden score at Saratoga August 20 which followed a fifth in her debut on that track July 27. Layla Noor hopes to keep the momentum going Wednesday when she departs from post 13 with Feargal Lynch aboard.
Chad Brown trained filly has just one career start and it was a good one - a maiden score at Belmont Park September 16. She tries to make it two-for-two to start her career when she leaves from gate 2 with Javier Castellano in the irons.
She's All Skeet
Alternate Entry - Joe Sharp trained filly has two career starts - a sixth in her debut and a maiden score last time out - at Kentucky Downs September 14. She's All Skeet hopes to draw in Wednesday and if she does will have Luis Saez in the irons.
Go Nono Go
Alternate Entry - Michael Maker trained filly has four career starts with a win and a third-place finish. She failed to place in her first two career starts but has been decent in her last two overall - a third last time out in the listed Exacta Systems Juvenile Fillies Stakes at Kentucky Downs September 6 followed a maiden score at Ellis Park July 9. Go Nono Go hopes to get the call and will have Jose Ortiz guiding her if she does.
2017 Jessamine Stakes Odds & Entries
Race 7 on Keeneland's Wednesday card with a Post Time of 4:24 PM
|1||Lady O'Toole||6-1||Corey Lanerie||Brad Cox|
|2||Rushing Fall||3-1||Javier Castellano||Chad Brown|
|3||Stainless||15-1||Manuel Franco||Todd Pletcher|
|4||Miss Mo Mentum||5-1||Chris Landeros||Mark Casse|
|5||Madame X.||20-1||Jack Gilligan||Susan Cooney|
|6||Cash Out||12-1||Florent Geroux||George Arnold, II|
|7||Punto de Entrada||30-1||Diego Gomez||Santiago Medina|
|8||Sunny Skies||12-1||Robby Albarado||Kenneth McPeek|
|9||Breaking Beauty||15-1||Channing Hill||Wayne Catalano|
|10||Mentality||6-1||Ricardo Santana, Jr.||Wesley Ward|
|11||Sugar Queen||8-1||John Velazquez||Todd Pletcher|
|12||Thewayiam (FR)||12-1||Joel Rosario||H. Motion|
|13||Layla Noor||15-1||Feargal Lynch||Arnaud Delacour|
|14||Rosie O'Prado||30-1||Jose Valdivia, Jr.||Danny Pish|
|15||She's All Skeet||20-1||Luis Saez||Joe Sharp|
|16||Go Noni Go||12-1||Jose Ortiz||Michael Maker|
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