Already a winner of five stakes races this season, Inspired will try to add another on Oct. 12 when she faces a full field of top female turf sprinters in the $100,000 Buffalo Trace Franklin County Stakes at Keeneland.
Inspired enters the 5 1/2-furlong Franklin County off a one-length victory in the Turf Amazon Handicap on Sept. 3 at Parx Racing. The other top finishers from that race, runner-up Bounding Bi and third-place finisher Sensible Lady also have been entered in the Franklin County.
Trained by Allen Iwinski and owned by Peter Blum Thoroughbreds, Inspired led at every call in the five-furlong Turf Amazon. Junior Alvarado retains the mount on the 5-year-old Unbridled's Song mare, who will break from post position two.
Besides the Turf Amazon, Inspired also has won this year’s Pen Zareta and Happy Ticket Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots, the Ladies Turf Sprint Stakes at Gulfstream Park, and the Fort Monmouth Stakes at Monmouth Park.
The leading horses by North American stakes victories this season, through Oct. 8, are Diamond Joe with seven and Commander with six.
$100,000 Buffalo Trace Franklin County Stakes (Race 9, approximate post 5:21 p.m. EDT) 3yo&up, f&m, 5 1/2f (turf)
PP, Horse, Jockey, Weight, Trainer
1. Plus One (KY), P. Lopez, 118, T. Hamm
2. Inspired (KY), J. Alvarado, 122, A. Iwinski
3. Georgie's Angel (KY), R. Albarado, 118, D. Romans
4. Bounding Bi (FL), J. Graham, 120, L. Linder Jr.
5. Well Deserved (KY), C. Lanerie, 120, S. Asmussen
6. Yournotthebossofme (KY), L. Goncalves, 120, A Granitz
7. You Need Me (PA), J. Rocco Jr., 120, J. Rogers
8. Sensible Lady (KY), X. Perez, 120, T. Salzman
9. Speedacious (LA), M. Mena, 120, W. Severs
10. Maple Forest (KY), J. Velazquez, 120, T. Pletcher
11. Madame Giry (MD), E. Castro, 122, C. Gambolati
12. Taty's Gold (FL), C. Roman, 120, M. Dini
13 Formal Play (CA) (AE), G. Kuntzweiler, 120, J. Tooley
14. Classy Zip (VA), (AE), P. Lopez, 120, A. Dutrow