Joe Ragsdale's Sarah Sis, who won the Oct. 17 Lexus Raven Run (gr. II) at Keeneland in her most recent start, will launch her 4-year-old campaign Jan. 23 in the $100,000 American Beauty Stakes at Oaklawn Park.
Sarah Sis is co-highweight at 122 pounds for the six-furlong American Beauty, sharing that distinction with fellow last-out Keeneland winner Meshell. While Sarah Sis took the seven-furlong Raven Run for trainer Ingrid Mason after she prompted the pace in second throughout, Meshell came from as far back as seventh in the $100,000 Fort Springs Stakes Oct. 31 to give trainer Jeff Lynn the victory.
Sarah Sis, a daughter of Sharp Humor, will break from post 2 under jockey Julio Felix. Meshell, by Elusive Quality , will leave from the rail under Chris Emigh for owners Andrew Knapczyk and Douglas S. Arnold.
Alex and JoAnn Lieblong's Spring Included, who missed this race by half-length last year for trainer Steve Hobby, is back to take another try. The 5-year-old Include mare must do better than the season-ending effort that saw her finish seventh in the Nov. 27 Dream Supreme Stakes at Churchill Downs. Regular rider Joe Rocco Jr. has the mount from the outside post.
Oaklawn Park, Saturday, January 23, 2016, Race 8
- 4 yo's & up Fillies and Mares
- 4:38 PM (local)
|1||1Meshell (KY)||Christopher A. Emigh||122||Jeffery C. Lynn||8/1|
|2||2Sarah Sis (KY)||Julio E. Felix||122||Ingrid Mason||9/5|
|3||3Super Saks (KY)||Terry J. Thompson||122||D. Wayne Lukas||3/1|
|4||4Swing It Dish (KY)||Alex Birzer||114||Jack C. Van Berg||30/1|
|5||5Haveyougoneaway (NY)||Jareth Loveberry||117||Allen Milligan||5/1|
|6||6Donita's Ruler (KY)||Carlos H. Marquez, Jr.||114||Matt Kordenbrock||6/1|
|7||7Spring Included (KY)||Joseph Rocco, Jr.||114||Steve Hobby||4/1|