OffTrackBetting.com - The G1 Juddmonte Spinster Stakes comes our way this Sunday, October 8 at Keeneland Racecourse in Lexington, Kentucky. Fillies and mares three years old and upward will line up on Keeneland's dirt track and race 1 1/8 miles for the winner's share of the $500,000 purse and the automatic berth into the Breeders' Cup Distaff.
A large and competitive field of 13 will give it a go in the Juddmonte Spinster Stakes - race 9 on Keeneland's busy Sunday schedule. Post time is 5:45 PM. Here is a brief glance into the past performances of all 13 entries for this G1 stakes - a "Win and You're In" race for the $2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff to be run Nov. 3 at Del Mar.
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2017 Juddmonte Spinster Stakes Entries at Keeneland Racecourse
Legendary trainer Bill Mott sends out Lockdown who has two wins, three seconds and two third-place finishes in her eight career starts. She enters off a OK third in the G1 Cotillion Stakes at Parx September 23 which followed a career-worst effort - a sixth in the G1 Alabama Stakes at Saratoga August 19, an OK second in the G2 Mother Goose Stakes at Belmont Park July 1, a third in the G1 Kentucky Oaks May 5, a respectable second behind Miss Sky Warrior in the G2 Gazelle Stakes at Aqueduct April 8 and two straight wins on that track - the minor Busanda Stakes January 15 and a MSW in December. Lockdown has been consistently competitive in her career and will chase a first graded stakes score in her first start against elders from gate 6. Jose Lezcano will be in the irons of the slight morning line favorite.
Bar of Gold 7-2
Won her first three career starts - all at Aqueduct for trainer John Kimmel and has been up and down in 20 starts since. She enters off a respectable second in the G2 Presque Isle Downs Masters September 18 which followed a good win in the minor Yaddo Stakes at Saratoga August 25, a third in the minor De La Rose Stakes on that track August 5, a second in an Allowance Optional Claiming at Belmont Park June 14 and a seventh in the G1 Ogden Phipps Stakes on that track in June. Before that was an OK second in the G3 Ruffian May 13 and consecutive fourths in stakes action. She also posted a terrific 18 lengths win with a 117 Beyer Speed Figure in the minor Empire Distaff Handicap October 22 and a respectable third in the 2016 G2 Presque Isle Downs Masters. Other good results include three straight runner-up finishes in 2015 - the G2 Lexus Raven Run Stakes, the G2 Prioress Stakes at Saratoga and in the G1 Test Stakes at Saratoga. Bar of Gold now has six wins, six seconds and four third place finishes in 23 career starts and enters in pretty good form. Shockingly, she looks for her first ever graded stakes score with Luis Saez in the saddle of the second betting choice from gate 8.
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Romantic Vision 5-1
George Arnold II trained mare has five wins, four seconds and two third-place finishes in her 18 career starts. She arrives off a career-best effort - a 1 1/4 length win in the G3 Locust Grove Stakes at Churchill Downs September 16 which followed a sixth in the minor Summer Colony Stakes at Saratoga August 20, an eighth in the G2 Fleur de Lis Handicap June 16 and a respectable second in the G1 La Troienne Stakes at Churchill Downs in May. She won two of her three previous starts - both Allowance Optional Claiming races. Romantic Vision hadn't looked great before last time out but has won two of three Keeneland starts. She will be out to build on a nice effort from post 11 with Brian Joseph Hernandez in the reins.
Blue Prize 5-1
Argentinean bred Ignacio Correas trained filly has eight career starts and has hit the board in all - two wins and six runner-up finishes. She has four North American starts and she finished second in all four - last time out in her graded stakes debut - behind Romantic Vision the G3 Locust Grove Stakes at Churchill Downs September 16, the minor Summer Colony Stakes at Saratoga August 20 and two Allowance Optional Claiming this past summer. Her last race at home was a good win in a Group 1 race in October. Blue Prize has been in contention every time out and shoots for a first North American win Sunday with James Graham aboard from gate 10.
Tiger Moth 6-1
Has placed in 12 of 18 career starts for trainer Brad Cox - five wins, four seconds and three third-place finishes. Last time out was an OK third behind Romantic Vision and Blue Prize in the G3 Locust Grove Stakes at Churchill Downs September 16 which followed a nice two-race win streak - the G3 Groupie Doll Stakes at Ellis Park August 13 and the listed $100,000 Mari Hulman George Stakes at Indiana Grand July 15. Before that were three straight off-the-board finishes in graded stakes action. She finished third in the G2 Azeri Stakes at Oaklawn Park before that in March. Tiger Moth has been a tad difficult to figure out but has placed in her last three starts overall with two wins over that span. She tries to keep a pretty good stretch going Sunday from post 5 with Corey Lanerie aboard.
Mo d'Amour 10-1
Has just three wins in 16 career starts to go along with one second and four third-place finishes. Last time out was a fourth in the G3 Locust Grove Stakes at Churchill Downs September 16 after a third in the minor Lady Jacqueline Stakes at Thistledown August 19, a second in the listed Mari Hulman George Stakes at Indiana Grand July 15 and a sixth in an Allowance Optional Claiming here in April. In 2016, she had six graded stakes starts and placed in two - a third in the G3 Monmouth Oaks and another third in the G2 Gazelle Stakes. Mo d'Amour tries for a first graded stakes score and first win overall in 20 months Sunday with Julien Leparoux guiding her from the outside post 13.
Martini Glass 12-1
Keith Nations trained filly has seven wins, three seconds and a third-place finish in his 17 career starts. Last time out was her worst result in a while - a sixth in the listed All Along Stakes at Laurel Park September 16. Before that were three straight runner-up finishes including the minor Lady Jacqueline Stakes at Thistledown August 19, the G1 Delaware Handicap and the listed Obeah Stakes at Delaware Park June 10. She won three straight before that - all Allowance races. Martini Glass had been trending upward before last time out and hopes to rebound off an uncharacteristic effort Sunday from the rail. Paco Lopez rides.
You Know Too 15-1
Michael Gorham trained filly has three wins and a second-place finish in her seven career starts. Last time out was an Allowance Optional Claiming score at Delaware Park August 23 after a seventh in the G3 Monmouth Oaks August 12 and an OK fourth in the G3 Delaware Oaks July 8. Before that was an Allowance score at Delaware Park June 5, a fifth in the G1 Spinaway Stakes at Saratoga September 3 and a decent second in the minor White Clay Creek Stakes at Delaware Park last August. You Know Too has been OK so far and will be out to hit the board for the first time in graded stakes action - in her fourth try. Alex Cintron gets the call from post 3.
Turkish Tabby 20-1
Has placed in six of eight career starts for trainer Brenden Walsh - three wins and three second-place finishes. She steps into graded stakes company for the first time Sunday on the heels of consecutive runner-up finishes - the minor Camilla Urso Stakes at Golden Gate back on March 18 and an Allowance on that track February 24. She won two straight Allowance races on that track in December. Turkish Tabby steps up in OK form and will be after a first a first stakes score from post 7. Robby Albarado is scheduled to ride.
Factory of Faith 30-1
Michael Ann Ewing trained mare has just five wins, four seconds and a third-place finish in her 28 career starts. Last time out was a disappointing seventh in an Allowance Optional Claiming at Kentucky Downs September 7 which followed a fourth in the minor West Virginia Senate President's Cup at Mountaineer August 5, an Allowance Optional Claiming score at Thistledown July 7, a sixth in the G1 Ogden Phipps Stakes at Belmont Park in June and a fifth in her graded stakes debut - the G1 La Troienne Stakes May 5. Factory of Faith has failed to place in six of her last seven starts overall and looks as though she will be in over her head Sunday. CJ McMahon is scheduled to ride from post 9.
A Place to Shine 30-1
Has placed in eight of 12 career starts for trainer Benjamin Perkins - five wins, two seconds and a third-place finish. She finished second in the 2016 G3 Delaware Oaks and has been up and down since. Last time out was an Allowance Optional Claiming score at Parx September 3 after a fifth in a Starter Optional Claiming back in December and a seventh in the minor Claiming Crown Glass Slipper Stakes at Gulfstream Park three weeks prior to that. A place to shine will chase a first stakes score Sunday in her fourth try - from gate 12 with Alex Jiminez aboard.
Anthony Rini trained filly has placed in 10 of 12 career starts - three wins, five seconds and two third-place finishes. She steps into graded stakes company for the first time Sunday off a second in the minor Scarlet and Gray Handicap at Thistledown September 4 and consecutive wins - both Allowance races on that track this past summer. She failed to place in her previous two however. That said Katalust has hit the board in all four minor stakes tries and will chase a first stakes score from gate 2. Ricardo Feliciano will be in the saddle.
Duchess of Duke 50-1
Anthony Rini trained mare has just two wins in 17 career starts to go along with six seconds and two third-place finishes -all at Woodbine. She races in stakes company for the first time Sunday off a second in an Allowance Optional Claiming June 30 and an eighth and a seventh respectively in a pair of similar races on this track. Before that was an Allowance score in November and a fourth and a third respectively in another pair of Allowance races this past winter. Duchess of Duke has been just OK in her career and looks a tad outclassed when she departs from gate 4. Luis Colon gets the call.
2017 Juddmonte Spinster Stakes Odds & Entries
Race 9 on Keeneland's Sunday card with a Post Time of 5:45 PM
|1||Martini Glass||12-1||Paco Lopez||Keith Nations|
|2||Katalust||50-1||Ricardo Feliciano||Anthony Rini|
|3||You Know Too||15-1||Alex Cintron||Michael Gorham|
|4||Duchess of Duke||50-1||Luis Colon||Anthony Rini|
|5||Tiger Moth||6-1||Corey Lanerie||Brad Cox|
|6||Lockdown||3-1||Jose Lezcano||William Mott|
|7||Turkish Tabby||20-1||Robby Albarado||Brendan Walsh|
|8||Bar of Gold||7-2||Luis Saez||John Kimmel|
|9||Factory of Faith||30-1||C.J. McMahon||Michael Ewing|
|10||Blue Prize (ARG)||5-1||James Graham||Ignacio Correas, IV|
|11||Romantic Vision||5-1||Brian Hernandez, Jr.||George Arnold, II|
|12||A Place to Shine||30-1||Alex Jimenez||Benjamin Perkins, Jr.|
|13||Mo d'Amour||10-1||Julien Leparoux||Rodolphe Brisset|