Daring Dancer Tops Full Field For $150,000 Pin Oak Valley View
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Wed 15/10/2014 - 12:57 EDT
On Friday at Keeneland, the featured race is the $150,000 Pin Oak Valley View Stakes. Scheduled to be run at a mile and an sixteenth on the turf, the Grade 3 race has drawn a full field of fourteen with two fillies on the also-eligible list.
Topping the field at morning line odds of 4-1 is Daring Dancer for trainer Graham Motion. Bred and owned by Sagamore Farm, the sophomore daughter of Empire Maker has won four of her six starts, two of which came against graded stakes competition. She was last seen finishing sixth in the Sands Point (G2) and has had a recent bullet workout at Keeneland. She will break from post twelve under Joe Rocco, Jr.
Size making turf debut with new rider aboard
Size has been tabbed at 6-1 on the morning line for trainer Bill Mott. A homebred daughter of First Samurai for Claiborne Farm and Adele B. Dilschneider, the chestnut filly will be trying the turf for the first time after winning half of her six starts on dirt. She will get a rider change to Rosie Napravnik after finishing eighth in the Charlestown Oaks (G3) and the pair will break from post three.
Fashion Fund (GB) going for first graded stakes win
Also in the field and a longshot at 15-1 on the morning line is Fashion Fund (GB). Trained by Claude McGaughey since she made her stateside debut with a maiden win on the turf at Keeneland in the spring, the three-year-old daughter of Oasis Dream (GB) is making her graded stakes debut after finishing second in the Riskaverse at Saratoga. She will have Joel Rosario back in the irons from post five.
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The second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown goes Tuesday night from Fort Erie race track, where Sir Dudley Digges will try to take another step toward Canadian racing history.
On Sunday, Woodbine will host the $1 million Queen’s Plate Stakes, Canada’s most prestigious race. Restricted to horses foaled in Canada, the classic mile and a quarter contest has drawn a field of thirteen three-year-olds.
A spectacular card of graded stakes action has been assembled for Saturday at Belmont Park and the $1 million Ogden Phipps is shaping up to be one of the most competitive races of the day. The Grade 1 event for fillies and mares will be contested at a mile and a sixteenth.