2021 Valley View Stakes Contenders at Keeneland

Horse Betting Online

Keeneland Press Release
Updated: October 25, 2021

Overflow Field of 16 Entered For Grade 3 Valley View

Charles Fipke's undefeated Lady Speightspeare, scratched at the gate for the Oct. 16 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (G1), at Keeneland Race Course headlines an overflow field of 14 3-year-old fillies plus two also-eligibles entered Sunday for the 31st running of the Grade 3 Valley View Stakes on Friday, October 29.

Slated to be run at 1 1/16 miles on the turf, the Rubicon Valley View will go as the ninth race on Friday afternoon's 10-race program with a 5:16 p.m. ET post time. First post Friday is 1 p.m.

Trained by Roger Attfield, Lady Speightspeare has won all three of her starts highlighted by a victory in last year's Natalma (G1) at Woodbine. Emma-Jayne Wilson, who has been aboard for all of Lady Speightspeare's starts, will ride Friday and break from post 11.

2021 Valley View Stakes Field & Odds

Race 9 at Keeneland on Friday, October 29 - Post 5:16 PM

Entry Horse ML Odds Jockey Trainer
1 Core Values 30-1 Rafael Bejarano
118 Lbs
Victoria Oliver
2 Saranya 15-1 Joseph Talamo
118 Lbs
Brad Cox
3 Crazy Beautiful 3-1 Brian Hernandez, Jr.
118 Lbs
Kenneth McPeek
4 Tobys Heart 7-2 Joel Rosario
118 Lbs
Brian Lynch
5 Navratilova 20-1 Colby Hernandez
118 Lbs
George Arnold, II
6 Oliviaofthedesert 30-1 Corey Lanerie
118 Lbs
Kenneth McPeek
7 Adventuring 8-1 Florent Geroux
118 Lbs
Brad Cox
8 Breaker of Chains 8-1 Tyler Gaffalione
118 Lbs
George Weaver
9 Arm Candy 15-1 Ricardo Santana, Jr.
118 Lbs
Steven Asmussen
10 Oyster Box 15-1 James Graham
118 Lbs
H. Motion
11 Lady Speightspeare 10-1 Emma-Jayne Wilson
118 Lbs
Roger Attfield
12 Queenship (IRE) 8-1 Julien Leparoux
118 Lbs
Joseph O'Brien
13 Flown 20-1 Jose Ortiz
118 Lbs
Brendan Walsh
14 Gam's Mission 10-1 Adam Beschizza
118 Lbs
Cherie DeVaux
15 Princess Theorem 20-1 Jose Ortiz
118 Lbs
Brendan Walsh
16 Wait for Nairobi 30-1 Edgar Morales
118 Lbs
Rey Hernandez

The other graded stakes winner in the field is Lazy F Ranch's homebred Gam's Mission.

Trained by Cherie DeVaux, Gam's Mission returns to the races for the first time since finishing fifth in the Saratoga Oaks Invitational (G3) in August. Prior to that, Gam's Mission was fourth in the Belmont Oaks Invitational (G1) after winning the Regret (G3) at Churchill Downs.

Adam Beschizza will have the mount Friday and break from post 14.

Six other grass stakes winners in the field are Godolphin's Adventuring (Dueling Grounds Oaks), BBN Racing's Core Values (Preview Dueling Grounds Derby), Peachtree Stable's Saranya (Curtis Sampson Oaks), G. Watts Humphrey Jr.'s Navratilova (Tepin), EuroLindy Syndicate's Queenship (IRE) (Navigation Stakes in Ireland) and Terry Hamilton, Gary Barber and trainer Brian Lynch's three-time stakes winner Tobys Heart.

Also entered is Phoenix Thoroughbred III's Crazy Beautiful, a three-time graded stakes winner on dirt who won going a mile on the grass in her racing debut last year at 2 for trainer Kenny McPeek.

The field for the G3 Valley View, with riders and weights from the inside, is: Core Values (Rafael Bejarano, 118 pounds), Saranya (Joe Talamo, 118), Crazy Beautiful (Brian Hernandez Jr., 118), Tobys Heart (Joel Rosario, 118), Navratilova (Colby Hernandez, 118), Oliviaofthedesert (Corey Lanerie, 118), Adventuring (Florent Geroux, 118), Breaker of Chains (Tyler Gaffalione, 118), Arm Candy (Ricardo Santana Jr., 118), Oyster Box (James Graham, 118), Lady Speightspeare (Wilson, 118), Queenship (IRE) (Julien Leparoux, 118), Flown (Jose Ortiz, 118), Gam's Mission (Beschizza, 118). Also-eligibles: Princess Theorem (Jose Ortiz, 118), Wait for Nairobi (Edgar Morales, 118).

OffTrackBetting.com - US Legal Keeneland OTB is a great way to bet horse racing at Keeneland Racecourse. Available to customers across the United States, OTB features both Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing from major racing venues in the US as well as top international racing from Europe, Japan, Australia and Hong Kong.

Horse Betting News