2017 Rood & Riddle Dowager Stakes Preview, Entries & Odds

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Dave Bond | OTB Writer

OffTrackBetting.com - The G3 Rood & Riddle Dowager Stakes comes our way this Sunday, October 22 at Keeneland Racecourse in Lexington, Kentucky. Fillies and mares three years old and upward will take to Keeneland's turf track and race 1 1/2 miles for the winner's share of the $125,000 purse.

A field of 10 will line up in the Rood and Riddle Dowager Stakes - race 8 on Keeneland's Sunday schedule. Post time is 5:57 PM. Here is a look into the past performances of all 10 entries for this G3 stakes.

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2017 Rood & Riddle Dowager Stakes Entries at Keeneland Racecourse

Grateful 5-2

Todd Pletcher trained filly has eight career starts and has placed in all - three wins, four seconds and a third-place finish. Last time out was a respectable second in her stakes debut - the G3 Glens Falls Stakes at Saratoga September 2 which followed two straight Allowance scores - one at Saratoga August 7 and the other at Belmont Park July 3. Before that were two straight runner-up finishes in Allowance races earlier this year. Grateful has been good so far in her career and hopes for a first graded stakes score Sunday. Manuel Franco will be in the irons of the slight morning line favorite from the outside gate 10.

Apple Betty 3-1

Defending runner-up in this race - Irish bred Shug McGaughey trained filly has four wins, a second and four thirds in 13 career starts. She won a minor stakes race at Toulouse last April and has been just OK since. Last time out was a fourth in the G3 Waya Stakes at Saratoga August 5 after a good win in the minor River Memories Stakes at Belmont Park July 9 and a seventh in the G2 New York Stakes at Belmont Park June 9. Before that was an OK third in the G2 Sheepshead Bay Stakes at Belmont Park May 6, a good second in her North American debut - the 2016 Rood and Riddle Dowager Stakes, a fourth in a Group 2 race at Baden Baden Germany in September and a pair of thirds in Group 3 races in France - the last coming in the Morocco Cup in July, 2016. Apple Betty looked OK in Europe and has been knocking on the door of her first North American graded stakes score. She hopes to get that Sunday with John Velazquez aboard the co-second betting choice from post 7.

Lottie 3-1

Has 12 career starts for trainer Graham Motion with two wins, two seconds and three third-place finishes. Last time out was a fifth in the G3 Glens Falls Stakes at Saratoga September 2 after a second in the G3 Waya Stakes on that track August 5, a third in the minor River Memories Stakes at Belmont Park July 9 and an Allowance score on that track in June. Lottie will be after a first stakes score and enters in so-so form from gate 2 Sunday. Jose Ortiz has been tabbed to ride the other second choice.

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Daring Duchess 5-1

Finished fifth in this race last year and has been OK since. Last time out was a fourth in the listed Ramsey Farm Stakes at Kentucky Downs September 14 which followed a fifth in the G3 Modesty Handicap at Arlington July 8, a nice win in the minor Keertana Overnight Stakes May 27 and a very respectable second in the G3 Bewitch Stakes on this track in April. Daring Duchess now has four wins, two seconds and two third-place finishes in 19 career starts and will be after a first graded stakes win in five tries - from post 5 with Julien Leparoux in the irons.

Daddy's Boo 10-1

Larry Rivelli trained mare has an impressive 15 wins in 24 career starts to go along with three second-place finishes. She steps into graded stakes company for the first time Sunday having won four of her last five starts and seven of her last nine. Last time out was a win in her stakes debut - the minor Steve Morgan Memorial Stakes at Arlington September 23 which followed a second in an Allowance Optional Claiming August 12 and three straight wins at Arlington including two Allowance Optional Claiming races. Daddy's Boo has been very good against lesser competition and hopes it translates in her step up from post 9. Jose Valdivia gets the call.

Promotional 12-1

Has three wins, a second and four third place finishes in 16 career starts for trainer Thomas Proctor. She has failed to place in four of her last five starts overall - her best result came last time out after nearly seven months away - a third in an Allowance Optional Claiming at Saratoga August 12. Before that was a sixth in the G3 La Prevoyante Handicap at Gulfstream January 28, a fourth in the minor Via Borghese Stakes there December 31, a fifth in the G3 Long Island Handicap at Aqueduct November 6 and a seventh in the minor Kentucky Downs Ladies Marathon in September, 2016. Promotional will chase her first stakes win Sunday and enters in less-than-spectacular form. Corey Lanerie gets the call from gate 6.

Place des Vosges 15-1

Richard Baltas trained mare has four wins, seven seconds and four third-place finishes in 28 career starts. She arrives off a sixth in the listed Ramsey Farm Stakes at Kentucky Downs September 14, an OK second in the CTT and TOC Handicap at Del Mar August 16 and a sixth in the G3 Wilshire Stakes at Santa Anita July 1. Before that was third in the listed Possibly Perfect Stakes June 4, a fourth in the G3 Santa Barbara Stakes April 30 and an Allowance Optional Claiming score March 26 - all at Santa Anita. Place des Vosges will be after a first stakes win Sunday when she lines up in post 3 with Florent Geroux aboard.

Coco Channel 20-1

Charles LoPresti trained filly has just one win in seven career starts with two runner-up finishes. She makes her stakes debut on the heels of consecutive seconds in Allowance races - the last coming at Kentucky Downs September 7. Before that were consecutive fourths and a maiden score in her third career start - at Turfway Park in January. Coco Channel steps up in so-so form and will leave from gate 4 with Julie Burke guiding her.

Polar Vortex 30-1

Has two wins, two seconds and a third-place finish in 17 career starts for trainer Tim Glyshaw. She makes her graded stakes debut Sunday off a third in a Claiming at Churchill Downs September 29, a fourth in the minor Florence Henderson Stakes at Indiana Grand September 6, a second in a Starter Optional Claiming on that track August 17 and a good win in the minor Ellen's Lucky Star Stakes at Indiana Grand July 19. She failed to hit the board in her previous four. Polar Vortex, outside of one start the last year hasn't been great and will be out to record a career-defining win from gate 8. Ty Kennedy has the mount.

Bootsy's Girl 30-1

Luis Jurado trained mare has just three wins in 21 career starts to go along with three seconds and three third-placed finishes. She enters off an Allowance score on this track October 11 after struggling in three previous starts - an eighth in an Allowance Optional Claiming at Indiana Grand September 26, a seventh in the minor One Dreamer Stakes at Kentucky Downs September 6 and a fifth in the minor West Virginia Senate President's Cup at Mountaineer August 5. She placed in just one of her previous six starts as well. Bootsy's Girl has been mostly underwhelming and will chase a career-best effort Sunday from the rail. Channing Hill will be in the saddle.


2017 Rood & Riddle Dowager Stakes Odds & Entries

Race 8 on Keeneland's Sunday card with a Post Time of 4:57 PM

Entry Horse ML Odds Jockey Trainer
1 Bootsy's Girl 30-1 Channing Hill Luis Jurado
2 Lottie 3-1 Jose Ortiz H. Motion
3 Place des Vosges 15-1 Florent Geroux Richard Baltas
4 Coco Channel 20-1 Julie Burke Charles LoPresti
5 Daring Duchess 5-1 Julien Leparoux Michael Maker
6 Promotional 12-1 Corey Lanerie Thomas Proctor
7 Apple Betty (IRE) 3-1 John Velazquez Claude McGaughey III
8 Polar Vortex 30-1 Ty Kennedy Tim Glyshaw
9 Daddy's Boo 10-1 Jose Valdivia, Jr. Larry Rivelli
10 Grateful 5-2 Manuel Franco Todd Pletcher

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