2019 Raven Run Stakes Field & Odds at Keeneland
Three Chimneys Farm and Fern Circle Stables' Restless Rider and First Row Partners' Royal Charlotte headline a field of 11 3-year-old fillies entered Wednesday for Saturday's 21st running of the $250,000 Lexus Raven Run (G2) at 7 furlongs on the main track.
The Lexus Raven Run will go as the ninth race on Saturday's 10-race program with a 5:30 p.m. ET post time. First post Saturday is 1:05 p.m.
2019 Raven Run Stakes Odds & Entries
Race 9 at Keeneland on Saturday, October 19 - Post 5:30 PM
|1||Royal Charlotte||3-1||Tyler Gaffalione
|2||Bell's the One||12-1||Corey Lanerie
|3||Indian Pride||7-2||John Velazquez
|4||Oxy Lady||30-1||Declan Cannon
|5||Free Cover||30-1||Gabriel Saez
|6||Restless Rider||4-1||Brian Hernandez, Jr.
|7||Istan Council||12-1||Chantal Sutherland
|8||First Star||6-1||Drayden Van Dyke
|10||Needs Supervision||30-1||Feargal Lynch
|11||Irish Mischief||12-1||Mike Smith
Trained by Kenny McPeek, Restless Rider will be making her first start since the Kentucky Oaks (G1) in which she finished off the board for the first time in eight starts. In her two Keeneland starts, she won last fall's Darley Alcibiades (G1) and this spring was runner-up in the Central Bank Ashland (G1).
Brian Hernandez Jr., will be aboard Restless Rider, who returns to a sprint distance for the first time since a runner-up finish in the Spinaway (G1) at Saratoga as a 2-year-old. Restless Rider will break from post position six.
Royal Charlotte has won five of six starts for trainer Chad Brown with one of those victories coming in an allowance test here in April. Winner of the Prioress (G2) at 6 furlongs in her most recent start, Royal Charlotte will break from post position one and be ridden by Tyler Gaffalione.
Brown has one other starter in the race in Brereton Jones' homebred Indian Pride, who broke her maiden at first asking by eight lengths at Saratoga going 6 furlongs on Aug. 28. John Velazquez has the mount on Indian Pride and will break from post position three.
Jones also owns Istan Council, an allowance winner who will start from post seven with Chantal Sutherland aboard.
Horologist just came to the barn following a third-place finish in the Cotillion (G1) at Parx on Sept. 21. Owned by There's A Chance Stable and new partners Parkland Thoroughbreds, Medallion Racing and Abbondanza Racing, Horologist had been trained by John Mazza.
In Saturday's Lexus Raven Run (G2) for 3-year-old fillies going 7 furlongs, Horologist will be sprinting for the first time since this past winter at Gulfstream Park.
"The plan with her was to run in the Raven Run and give her a chance to shorten up against 3-year-olds," Dollase said. "Maybe she wants two turns, but they wanted to try this race."
Horologist took an instant liking to the Keeneland surface last Friday by working 5 furlongs in :59.40, the fastest move of 30 at the distance that morning. "That didn't hurt (in the decision)," Dollase said.
Indian Pride Looks to Become Graded Stakes Winner in G2 Raven Run
Brereton Jones' homebred Indian Pride will try to take the big step from maiden winner to Grade 2 winner in just her second start Saturday in the $250,000 Lexus Raven Run.
A product of nearby Airdrie Stud stallion Proud Citizen and mare Ms. Cornstalk, Indian Pride is getting the chance as a 3-year-old to showcase her talent.
"It has been a long process," said Bret Jones, son of the former Kentucky Governor who owns Airdrie. "She was very precocious last year as a 2-year-old and then she got very sick on us. We sent her to the Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center (in New Jersey) and they did a great job with her getting her back to 100 percent and then sent her back here to Hagyard (Equine Medical Institute) and then to the farm."
Indian Pride is a half-sister to Canadian champions Biofuel and Tu Endie Wei. Those two also won their debuts but did not make the jump to Grade 2 competition in their second starts.
"Biofuel is Ms. Cornstalk's first foal," Jones said of the filly, who earned Canada's Sovereign Award as Horse of the Year in 2010. "Tu Endie Wei (Canada's champion 2-year-old filly of 2011 and favorite here in the Grade 1 [Darley] Alcibiades in her third start) began her career by winning a (listed) stakes race.
"The family has been good to Dad for a long time."
Indian Pride showed she was worth the wait when she rolled to an eight-length victory in a 6-furlong maiden race at Saratoga on Aug. 28.
"We flew up for the race," Jones said. "When she went back into training, she showed the same precociousness that she had shown at 2."
Jones said the decision to make the jump to the Lexus Raven Run was made by trainer Chad Brown.
"We have learned to let the people that are around the horses all the time to make those decisions and he wants to take a shot," Jones said.
Airdrie and the Joneses also will be represented in the Lexus Raven Run by Istan Council. Fourth in the Dogwood (L) at Churchill Downs in her most recent start on Sept. 21, Istan Council is trained by Larry Jones (no relation).
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