Kentucky Downs looks set to close the September 14 meeting with some serious wallets that have attracted solid entries.
Stitched , the 7-2 favorite in the $400,000 Pepsi Gun Runner Stock, is back from fifth place in his first chart. He finished 6 3/4 length back in the September 10 Franklin-Simpson Stakes (G2T) Saturday at the Kentucky Downs but before that, son of Mizzen Mast won 5 of the last 7 matches, including the June 22 Mystic Lake Derby at Canterbury Park. Intern Greg Foley raced against Nathan McCauley, Michael W. Olszewski and William J. Minton.
Among those who challenge him in the mile race will be America’s Mayhem , who arrived at 4-1 on the morning line. He made his last two outings—an allowance and a special maiden weight—both at Ellis . Park.
Tyler Gaffalione will be participating Fuerteventura (9-2) with a chance to win the Kentucky Downs equestrian title for the second time in three years. Fuerteventura comes from a pair of Level 3 efforts: Marine Stakes (G3T) at Honeysucklewhere he placed sixth and second in Saranac Stakes (G3T) at Racecourse Saratoga.
Rounding this field is Fort Washington (5-1), for the better (6-1), Castle Leoch (6-1), Camp David (8-1), Play Action Pass (10-1), Ice explosion (12-1), Saint Anthony (12-1), Quickly evil (15-1), Credibility (20-1), Dowagiac Director (20-1), and Roman (30-1).
Meanwhile, Charity came to the $400,000 Pepsi One Dreamer to end a long no-win streak. The 1-mile and 70-yard races for mares 3 and older have yet to win a bet in 2022. Picking 7-2 at the light line, Alms hasn’t won since the Shantel Lanerie Night Bet. 2020.
Despite her protracted decline, the Godolphin breed has added some respectable outings to her profile this year. She lost 2 and a half games to Regal Glory in the TAA Pegasus World Cup Filly and Mare Turf Invitational Stakes presented by Pepsi (G3T). In that race, she led the first half-mile before being overtaken and runner-up ahead of coach Michael Stidham.
Rocking Redhead (9-2) is in fifth place in her graded equity debut, August 13 (G2T) Gold Ribbon handicap at Del Mar. Navratilova (5-1) has raced in classified stakes three of her most recent outings, including Jenny Wiley Stakes (G1T) at Keeneland, where she placed fifth. Another contestant with 1st grade experience is Burning ambition (6-1). Pepsi One Dreamer is her 2022 launch product. The last time she finished third in the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes presented by Dixiana (G1T)
Completing this field is Poca Mucha (8-1), Petricor (10-1), Curly Ruth (12-1), Prove my love (12-1), Caroline’s Story (15-1), Sunny One (20-1), Tight twist (20-1), and Ylikedis (20-1). Also qualifies as Gogo Shoes (12-1).
The largest wallet on the last day of the meeting was $500,000 Kentucky Downs Juvenile Shares. In that race, be favored Really well (5-2) hopes to live up to his name for coach Mike Maker. The son of Spin hard break his maiden at first asked in Racecourse Saratoga in July and set a target of 2 for 2 for Paradise Farms, David Staudacher and Jason Ash.
He will face stiff competition from Mayfield is strong (4-1), who is winning the second match. Castleknock (9-2) passed his maidenhood on the third attempt and arrived east after three of his career starts all came in California. regenerative force (5-1) is looking for the first win in the fourth start.
Kentucky DownsWednesday, September 14, 2022, Race 10
- 400,000 dollars
- 3 yo
- 5:31pm (local)
Kentucky DownsWednesday, September 14, 2022, Race 11
- 1m 70y
- 400,000 dollars
- 3 yo & up Fillies and Mares
- 6:05pm (local)
Kentucky DownsWednesday, September 14, 2022, Race No. 9
- 500,000 dollars
- 2 yo
- 4:57 pm (local)