Valley View Stakes 2018 Field & Odds at Keeneland

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Susan and Jim Hill's two-time Grade 3 turf winner Daddy Is a Legend heads a field of 14 3-year-old fillies and one also-eligible entered Sunday for the 28th running of the $150,000 Pin Oak Valley View Stakes (G3) going 1 1/16 miles on the Keeneland turf Friday, October 19.

The Pin Oak Valley View will go as the ninth race on Friday's 10-race program with a 5:30 p.m. ET post time. First post time Friday is 1:05 p.m.

2018 Pin Oak Valley View Stakes Odds & Entries

Race 9 on Keeneland's Friday card with a Post Time of 5:30 PM

Entry Horse ML Odds Jockey Trainer
1 Reversethedecision 8-1 Javier Castellano
118 Lbs
Chad Brown
2 Kabella 50-1 James Graham
118 Lbs
Daniel Peitz
3 Daddy Is a Legend 7-2 Manuel Franco
120 Lbs
George Weaver
4 Mighty Scarlett 8-1 Jose Ortiz
118 Lbs
Chad Brown
5 Cool Beans 10-1 Florent Geroux
118 Lbs
Brad Cox
6 Beach Waltz 20-1 Tyler Gaffalione
118 Lbs
Michael Maker
7 Colonia (FR) 6-1 Joe Bravo
118 Lbs
H. Motion
8 Goodthingstaketime (IRE) 12-1 Ricardo Santana, Jr.
118 Lbs
Jorge Abreu
9 More Fun Again 30-1 Feargal Lynch
120 Lbs
Thomas Proctor
10 High Tech 30-1 Chris Landeros
118 Lbs
Ian Wilkes
11 Sirenusa 20-1 Adam Beschizza
120 Lbs
Joe Sharp
12 Get Explicit 30-1 Shaun Bridgmohan
118 Lbs
Barbara Minshall
13 Poetic Charm (GB) 4-1 Mike Smith
118 Lbs
Charles Appleby
14 Chipolata (FR) 5-1 Julien Leparoux
118 Lbs
Christophe Clement
15 Mutabaahyia 30-1 Mitchell Murrill
118 Lbs
Michael Pino

Daddy Is a Legend

Trained by George Weaver, Daddy Is a Legend has spent much of the past year chasing Rushing Fall, winner of Saturday's Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented by Lane's End (G1).

The two-month break from the races is the longest the daughter of Scat Daddy has had in 2018. A maiden winner here last fall, Daddy Is a Legend closed 2017 with a victory in the Jimmy Durante (G3) at Del Mar. At Saratoga this summer, she won the Lake George (G3) and in her most recent start finished third in the Lake Placid (G2) behind Rushing Fall.

"We decided to wait for Keeneland following her last race," Weaver said of Daddy Is a Legend, who finished third behind Rushing Fall in the Lake Placid (G2) on Aug. 18 at Saratoga. "She has had a busy campaign and we wanted her fresh for her race here."

A good performance Friday could send Daddy Is a Legend back to Del Mar where she won the Jimmy Durante (G3) last fall. Weaver said the $300,000 Matriarch (G1) at a mile on Dec. 2 is under consideration for the filly.

Manny Franco will have the mount Friday and break from post position three.

Poetic Charm (GB) Ready For G3 Valley View

Usually when runners from Europe come to Keeneland, they arrive the week of the race.

Godolphin's Poetic Charm (GB) has been here almost two weeks preparing for Friday's $150,000 Pin Oak Valley View (G3).

"She was going to come with another horse (Art du Val [GB]) on the seventh, but he was a non-runner (for the Dixiana Bourbon-G3)," said Christiane Harley, assistant to trainer Charles Appleby. "There was another plane coming over on the third to pick up some yearlings, so she came over on that plane."

Harley has accompanied Poetic Charm from England in two starts in France, where she won the Prix de la Cochere against older fillies at Longchamp and placed second in the Prix de Lieurey (G3) at Deauville.

"She's a good traveler and very easy to train," Harley said. "She has done well here, but we have only been able to get on the turf twice because of the rain."

Poetic Charm, who will be ridden by Mike Smith on Friday, trained on Keeneland's all-weather training track and took several laps around the Walking Ring Tuesday morning.

The field for the Pin Oak Valley View, with riders and weights from the inside, is: Reversethedecision (Javier Castellano, 118 pounds), Kabella (James Graham, 118), Daddy Is a Legend (Franco, 120), Mighty Scarlett (Jose Ortiz, 118), Cool Beans(Florent Geroux, 118), Beach Waltz (Tyler Gaffalione, 118), Colonia (FR) (Joe Bravo, 118), Goodthingstaketime (IRE) (Ricardo Santana Jr., 118), More Fun Again (Feargal Lynch, 120), High Tech (Chris Landeros, 118), Sirenusa (Adam Beschizza, 120), Get Explicit (Shaun Bridgmohan, 118), Poetic Charm (GB) (Mike Smith, 118) and Chipolata (FR) (Julien Leparoux, 118). Also-eligible: Mutabaahyia (Mitchell Murrill, 118).

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