LNJ Foxwoods’ Nickname, second last time out in Oaklawn Park’s Honeybee Stakes (gr. III), holds a class edge over her four rivals in Keeneland’s Adena Springs Beaumont Stakes (gr. III). The compact field of 3-year-old fillies goes as race eight April 17 over the Beard course of seven furlongs, 184 feet.
Nickname won last year’s Frizette Stakes (gr. I) and was fourth behind champion Songbird in the 14 Hands Winery Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I). The Steve Asmussen-trained daughter of the late Scat Daddy was second in the one-mile Martha Washington Stakes Feb. 6 and then second in the Honeybee. A string of three works at Keeneland, including a bullet 1:00 2/5 for five furlongs April 5 figures have her tighter for the cut back to one-turn racing.
Cheyenne Stables’ Kinsley Kisses (Congrats —Winter Forest, by Forestry) broke her maiden at first asking Jan. 16 at Gulfstream at seven furlongs, then won an allowance optional claiming race at the same trip March 13 for Todd Pletcher. The front-runner has been odds-on in both of her starts. John Velazquez has the mount.
Lightstream, raced by Up Hill Stable and Head of Plains Partners, came from seventh to win going away in a March 6 maiden special weight at Gulfstream Park for trainer Brian Lynch. Julien Leparoux has the return call on the bay filly by the late Harlan’s Holiday, out of the Arch mare North Beach.
Trainer Mark Casse has R Girls a Charmer for Gary Barber, who was a tiring fourth behind Cathryn Sophia Feb. 27 in Gulfstream’s Davona Dale Stakes (gr. II) at a mile. She showed more in her victory Jan. 23 in Tampa Bay Downs’ $100,000 Gasparilla Stakes at seven panels.
Keeneland, Sunday, April 17, 2016, Race 8
PP Horse Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L 1 1Lightstream (KY) Julien R. Leparoux 118 Brian A. Lynch 2/1 2 2R Girls a Charmer (FL) Luis Saez 118 Mark E. Casse 5/2 3 3Kinsley Kisses (KY) John R. Velazquez 118 Todd A. Pletcher 9/5 4 4American Doll (KY) Florent Geroux 118 Ben Colebrook 10/1 5 5Nickname (KY) Javier Castellano 123 Steven M. Asmussen 4/1