Full Field Expected for Valley View
Updated: Saturday, October 23, 2004 3:44 PM
Posted: Thursday, October 21, 2004 4:49 PM
An overflow field of 3-year-old fillies was entered for Saturday's $100,000 Valley View Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Keeneland, going 1 1/16-miles on the turf.
Leading the way should be the Graham Motion-trained Bay Tree. The Irish-bred filly has raced primarily in England and France, but made her stateside debut in the Martha Washington Breeders' Cup (gr. IIIT) at Pimlico. The daughter of Daylami closed with a rush up the middle of the track to finish fifth, five lengths behind the winner. Mark Guidry gets the mount.
Bay Tree should be tough, but Catboat and Barnsy are expected to provide a tough challenge.
Stonerside Stables' Catboat, winner of the Arlington Breeders' Cup Oaks (gr. III). She is a perfect one-for-one on the turf, taking a conditioned allowance race at Mountaineer on the grass earlier this summer. The daughter of Tale of the Cat will be looking to rebound from her recent unplaced finish in the Cotillion Handicap (gr. II) at Philly Park. Trainer Bernie Flint will give a leg up to leading rider Rafael Bejarano.
Destiny Farm's Barnsy won the Queen City Oaks at River Downs in July. She is arguably the best 3-year-old Ohio-bred filly in training and will be making her turf debut in the Valley View. Trainer Tim Hamm will give a leg up to jockey Willie Martinez.
The field for Saturday's $100,000 Valley View Stakes (gr. III) includes:
1 -- Beau Watch (Dana Whitney)
2 -- Lenatareese (Larry Melancon)
3 -- Jinny's Gold (Calvin Borel)
4 -- Pretty Jane (Jesus Castanon)
5 -- Rich Find (Craig Perret)
6 -- Catboat (Rafael Bejarano)
7 -- Sister Swank (Pat Day)
8 -- This One for Abbey (John McKee)
9 -- Topango (Jose Martinez)
10 -- Barnsy (Willie Martinez)
11 -- Bay Tree (Mark Guidry)
12 -- Shadow Cast (Robby Albarado)
AE -- Cape Town Lass (Calvin Borel)
AE -- Lady Offense (James Graham)
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