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OffTrackBetting.com - The G3 Pin Oak Valley View Stakes comes our way this Friday, October 20 from Keeneland Racecourse in Lexington, Kentucky. A purse of $150,000 will be on the line for three year old fillies willing to line up on Keeneland's turf track and race 1 1/16 miles.
A full field of 14 plus one Alternate Entry have been confirmed for the Pin Oak Valley View Stakes - race 9 on Keeneland's Friday schedule Post time is 5:30 PM. Here is a brief glance into the past performances of all 15 combatants for this G3 stakes.
James DiVito trained filly has five wins and three third-place finishes in his 12 career starts. She arrives off a good win in the listed $200,000 Indiana Grand Stakes September 6 which followed an OK third right behind Fault and Journey Home in the G3 Pucker Up Stakes at Arlington August 12, a third in the minor TaWee Stakes at Indiana Grand July 20 and an Allowance Optional Claiming score at Churchill Downs June 8. She didn't look great in her two previous graded stakes starts - a thirteenth in the G2 Eight Belles Stakes May 5 and an eleventh in the G3 Honeybee Stakes this past spring. Lovely Bernadette has been improving ahead of this weekend and will chase a first graded stakes score from the rail. Florent Geroux rides the tepid morning line favorite.
Michelle Lovell trained filly has hit the board in eight of 10 career starts - three wins, three seconds and two third-place finishes. She arrives off a decent third behind recent G1 winner La Coronel in the G2 Sands Point Stakes at Belmont Park September 16, a career-best outing - a win in the G3 Pucker Up Stakes at Arlington August 12 and three straight runner-up finishes including the minor TaWee Stakes at Indiana Grand July 20. Fault has placed in six straight races but has yet to post a stakes score. Brian Joseph Hernandez has been tabbed with changing all of that from post 7.
Has three wins and a second-place finish in eight career starts for trainer Graham Motion. She arrives off a respectable second, a neck behind Fault in the G3 Pucker Up Stakes at Arlington August 12 which followed a disappointing eighth in the G1 Belmont Oaks Invitational July 8 and one of her wins - the minor Christiana Stakes at Delaware Park June 14. Before that win was an eighth in the G3 Edgewood Stakes at Churchill Downs May 5 and another eighth in the G3 Appalachian Stakes at Keeneland April 13. She won her first two career starts - the best of which coming in the G3 Jimmy Durante Stakes at Del Mar in November. Journey Home has shown form in the past but has failed to place in three of her last four graded stakes tries. She tries to build off a reasonable runner-up finish however from post 9 with Jose Ortiz guiding the co-second choice.
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Dale Romans trained filly has two wins, a second and two third place finishes in 10 career starts. Last time out was an ugly tenth after weakening in the G3 Lake George Stakes at Saratoga July 21 after a career-best effort - a 3 1/2 length win over the impressive Proctor's Ledge in the G3 Regret Stakes at Churchill Downs June 17. Before that was an OK third in the G3 Edgewood Stakes on that track May 5, a second in an Allowance April 7, a sixth in the G3 Herecomesthebride Stakes in March, a seventh in an Allowance Optional Claiming in January and an eighth in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies in November. Sweeping Paddy had been trending upward before a major hiccup last time out and will be after a strong bounce back from post 11. Robby Albarado is scheduled to ride.
Michael Maker trained filly has two wins, a second and a third-place finish in seven career starts. She wasn't great to starts her career but has been decent in her last four starts overall. Last time out was a third in the G3 Commonwealth Oaks at Laurel Park September 30 which followed a second behind Lovely Bernadette in the listed $200,000 Indiana Grand Oaks September 6 and two straight wins - the best of which coming in the minor Pearl Necklace Stakes at Laurel Park July 15. I'm Betty G has hit the board in four straight races and shoots for a first graded stakes score from post 5. Julien Leparoux will be in the reins.
Has 12 career starts for trainer Victoria Oliver with three wins, three seconds and three third-place finishes. Last time out was an OK third behind Lovely Bernadette and I'm Betty G in the listed Indiana Grand Stakes September 6 after two nice wins - the minor TaWee Stakes on that track July 20 and an Allowance at Churchill Downs June 10. Before that was a disappointing thirteenth in her only graded stakes action - the G3 Edgewood Stakes at Churchill Downs in May and podium finishes in four straight MSW races. Outside of one bad effort Youngest Daughter has been competitive the last year and will chase a first graded stakes score from gate 8. Jon Kenton Court has the mount.
Has four career starts for trainer Todd Pletcher with two wins and a third-place finish. She makes her stakes debut Friday off an Allowance score at Saratoga August 19, a sixth in a similar race on this track last October 26 and a maiden score here October 12, 2016. Chastise has been OK when healthy and hopes to make some noise in her step up - from gate 2 with John Velazquez aboard.
Has seven career starts for trainer James Toner with three wins and a second-place finish. Last time out was a disappointing eighth as favorite in the G2 Sands Pont Stakes at Belmont Park September 16 which followed a nice win in the minor $100,000 Riskaverse Stakes at Saratoga August 24, a sixth in the G2 Lake George Stakes on that track July 21 and a one-length Allowance score at Belmont Park June 21. Before that was a respectable graded stakes debut - a second after leading most of the way in the G3 Jimmy Durante Stakes at Del Mar in November, a maiden score at Belmont Park in October and a sixth in her debut in September. Defiant Honor will be after a first graded stakes score and a strong bounce back Friday when she departs from gate 6 with James Graham in the irons.
Has three wins and three runner-up finishes in nine career starts for trainer Mark Casse. She arrives off a nice win on the listed La Lorgnette Stakes at Woodbine September 30, a sixth in the minor Riskaverse Stakes August 24 and a fifth in the listed Coronation Cup July 31 - both at Saratoga. She finished second in the G3 Mazarine Stakes at Woodbine last October and also posted a win on that track in the listed Glorious Song Stakes in November but followed that with a ninth in the G2 Eight Belles Stakes at Churchill Downs in May. Let It Ride Mom has been a tad tough to figure out but will be after a second straight stakes win from post 3 Friday. Corey Lanerie gets the call.
Will race for just the fourth time for trainer Chad Brown having posted two wins and a third-place finish so far - all at Monmouth Park. She makes her stakes debut Friday off an Allowance score September 10 after a maiden score August 4 and a third in her debut July 2. Dolce Lili has been good so far in her career ahs hopes to continue an upward trend in her huge step up Thursday. Nik Juarez gets the call from gate 10.
Michael Matz trained filly has two wins and two second-place finishes in seven career starts and makes her graded stakes debut Friday. Last time out was a good step up - a good win in the minor Hall of Fame Stakes at Parx September 16. Before that was a second in an Allowance at Laurel Park August 13 and a win and another second in a pair of MSW races early this past summer. She failed to place in her first three starts. Ladies Privilege has two wins and two second in her last four starts overall and hopes to keep the roll going from gate 14 Friday. Edwin Gonzalez will be in the saddle.
British bred Ignacio Correas trained filly has two wins and two second-place finishes in six career starts. She enters off a decent second in the minor Riskaverse Stakes at Saratoga August 24 after a fifth in the G3 Lake George Stakes on that track July 21 and another less-than-spectacular fifth in her stakes debut - the G3 Regret Stakes at Churchill Downs June 17. She also had a second in an Allowance on that track May 29 and two wins at home to start her career. Frizzy Friday has been a tad tough to figure out and will chase a first stakes score from gate 12 Friday. Ricardo Santana will be in the irons.
James Gulick trained filly has placed in six of 10 career starts - two wins, a second and three third-place finishes. Last time out was a fifth in the listed Indiana Grand Stakes September 6 which followed another fifth in her only graded stakes action - the G3 Pucker Up Stakes at Arlington August 12 and an Allowance Optional Claiming score at Arlington July 15. Before that was a second in a similar race on that track in June and a maiden score at Arlington in May. Princess La Quinta was good against lesser competition but has struggled in her only two steps up so far. Jockey Carlos Marquez Jr. will try to change all of that from gate 4.
John Alexander Ortiz trained filly has 11 career starts with three wins and a third-place finish. She arrives off a fourth in an Allowance Optional Claiming at Churchill Downs September 30 after an eighth in the listed Indiana Grand Stakes September 6 and two Allowance wins this past summer. She had two graded stakes starts last year which resulted in a sixth in G2 Pocahontas Stakes last September and an eleventh in the G1 Darley Alcibiades on this track last October 7. Sully's Dream has been mostly underwhelming in his career and hopes to place in stakes company for the first time in her fourth try. Channing Hill will try to change all of that from post 13 Friday.
Alternate Entry - Irish bred Graham Motion trained filly has just one win in her seven career starts to go along with two third-place finishes. She may make her North American debut Friday off a sixth in the Group 3 Atalanta Stakes September 2 and consecutive thirds in stakes races in Britain. Her only career win came in her debut. Dancing Breeze has been just OK so far in her career and hopes to draw in Friday.
Race 9 on Keeneland's Friday card with a Post Time of 5:30 PM
|1||Lovely Bernadette||5-1||Florent Geroux||James DiVito|
|2||Chastise||8-1||John Velazquez||Todd Pletcher|
|3||Let It Ride Mom||12-1||Corey Lanerie||Mark Casse|
|4||Princess La Quinta||20-1||Carlos Marquez, Jr.||James Gulick|
|5||I'm Betty G||8-1||Julien Leparoux||Michael Maker|
|6||Defiant Honor||10-1||James Graham||James Toner|
|7||Fault||6-1||Brian Hernandez, Jr.||Michelle Lovell|
|8||Youngest Daughter||8-1||Jon Court||Victoria Oliver|
|9||Journey Home||6-1||Jose Ortiz||H. Motion|
|10||Dolce Lili||12-1||Nik Juarez||Chad Brown|
|11||Sweeping Paddy||8-1||Robby Albarado||Dale Romans|
|12||Fizzy Friday (GB)||15-1||Ricardo Santana, Jr.||Ignacio Correas, IV|
|13||Sully's Dream||20-1||Channing Hill||John Ortiz|
|14||Ladies' Privilege||15-1||Edwin Gonzalez||Michael Matz|
|15||Dancing Breeze (IRE)||30-1||Feargal Lynch||H. Motion|
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