Beyondallboundarys will be going for her second consecutive stakes triumph when she takes on eight rivals in the Victory Ride Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-old fillies at Saratoga Aug. 28 on the Travers Stakes (gr. I) undercard.
Trained by Tom Amoss for owner Ronnie Lamarque, Beyondallboundarys won the Dearly Precious Stakes at Monmouth Park July 23 at the same six-furlong distance as the Victory Ride. The daughter of Saint Liam will be ridden by Calvin Borel, who was aboard her when she won at Churchill Downs in June. Beyondallboundarys has captured three of five races.
Touching Beauty, by Tapit , is the other contestant going into the race off a stakes triumph. She captured the Comely Stakes (gr. III) at Aqueduct in April.
Touching Beauty, who broke her maiden at Saratoga last year, will carry high weight of 123 pounds in the Victory Ride and will be ridden for the second time by Javier Castellano. Trained by Jimmy Jerkins, Touching Beauty is owned by Gainesway Farm and Joseph Cornacchia.
Kid Kate is a two-time Saratoga winner for owner Dell Ridge Farm. She scored at 2 at the Spa in her debut and won her last race on Aug. 4 at the track. The daughter of Lemon Drop Kid boasts three career wins, all over off tracks. She is trained by Chad Brown and will be ridden by Edgar Prado for the first time.
Worstcasescenario, trained by Rick Violette, is looking for her first win since capturing last year’s Adirondack Stakes (gr. II) at Saratoga. The daughter of Forbidden Apple finished third in the Lucy Scribner Stakes at Saratoga July 29 last out. Alan Garcia rides again.
My Jen, who won all three races last year including the Letellier Memorial Stakes at Fair Grounds, will be making her first start since finishing unplaced in the Old Hat (gr. III) at Gulfstream in January. The Fusaichi Pegasus filly is trained by Eddie Kenneally for owner Windmill Manor Farm. She gets a new rider in Julien Leparoux
West Coast filly Sister Dawn, trained by John Sadler, goes into the Victory Ride off a nose triumph at Del Mar in July. Graded stakes-placed earlier in the year at Santa Anita, the daughter of Indian Charlie is owned by Ike and Dawn Thrash. Rajiv Maragh rides for the first time.
Katy Now, trained by Todd Pletcher, is looking to rebound off a fourth-place effort in the Mother Goose (gr. I) at 1 1/16 miles at Belmont in June. The Tiznow filly, owned by Mill House, had won three straight before that performance. Jockey John Velazquez gets another try.
$100,000 Victory Ride Stakes (gr. III, Race 9, 4:05 p.m. EDT), 3YO Fillies, 6 Furlongs (Dirt)
Post Horse Jockey Weight Trainer
1. Kid Kate, E S Prado, 120, C C Brown
2. My Jen, J R Leparoux, 120, E Kenneally
3. Rapport, M Garcia, 116, B Baffert
4. Sister Dawn, R Maragh, 116, J W Sadler
5. Worstcasescenario, A Garcia, 120, R A Violette Jr.
6. Simply Spiteful, J Lezcano, 118, C F Martin
7. Beyondallboundarys, C H Borel, 120, T M Amoss
8. Touching Beauty, J Castellano, 123, J A Jerkins
9. Katy Now, J R Velazquez, 118, T A Pletcher