Untapable Prepping for Breeders' Cup in $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster Stakes
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Sat 03/10/2015 - 12:02 EDT
On Sunday at Keeneland, the featured race is the $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster Stakes. A Grade 1 event and an automatic qualifier for the Breeders Cup Distaff (G1), the race will be contested at a mile and an eighth on the main track.
Untapable tops the field of nine fillies and mares as the morning line favorite at odds of 9-5 for trainer Steve Asmussen. A four-year-old daughter of Tapit bred and owned by Winchell Thoroughbreds, she has won nine of her sixteen starts and ended her Eclipse Award winning three-year-old season last year with a win in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1). She has one win from five starts this year and was last seen finishing third in the Personal Ensign Stakes (G1). John Velazquez will be aboard and they will break from post position three.
Lovely Maria trying to return to form
Second choice at 7-2 on the morning line is Lovely Maria, the lone sophomore in the race taking on older rivals. Trained by Larry Jones, the bay filly is a daughter of Majesticperfection and has been on the board in seven of her ten starts with four career victories. After winning the Kentucky Oaks (G1), she has struggled in her last two starts and has finished off the board. Regular rider Kerwin Clark will be aboard and they will break from the inside post.
Got Lucky looking for second graded stakes win
Also in the field at morning line odds of 7-2 is Got Lucky, one of two fillies in the race for trainer Todd Pletcher. A four-year-old daughter of A.P. Indy, she has won five of her fifteen starts and notched her first graded stakes victory earlier in the year in the Molly Pitcher Stakes (G3) at Monmouth Park. She was second in the Personal Ensign Stakes (G1) last time out and is scheduled to break from post position four under jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr.
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