The lone stakes winner in the field of 14 is Uncle Brennie, a son of Uncle Mo who took the $75,000 Sunday Silence Stakes at Harrah's Louisiana Downs Casino and Racetrack Sept. 15. Owned by Flurry Racing Stables and trained by Brad Cox, Uncle Brennie has won two of his three starts. The colt will be ridden by Chris Landeros, who won the Bourbon Stakes last year on Lawn Ranger.
One of the more intriguing stakes horse is Unbridled Daddy, a John Brunetti homebred racing for his Red Oak Stable. The Scat Daddy colt in his last start finished third in the grade II With Anticipation Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on the Saratoga Race Course turf.
Unbridled Daddy broke his maiden at Saratoga on the grass in his second start going the same distance. The colt is trained by Todd Pletcher and will be ridden by Javier Castellano.
The other stakes horses include Hot Ore (by Unusual Heat), who was second in the one-mile Del Mar Juvenile Turf Stakes; and, Don't Be So Salty (by Tiz Wonderful), who finished third in the 5 1/2-furlong Schenectady Stakes.
Hot Ore is a California homebred racing for Ernie Moody's Mercedes Stable. The gelding is one of the more experienced starters, having run four times since May 15.
He broke his maiden in his third start but first race on the grass in a one-mile maiden special weight at Santa Anita Park. Hot Ore is trained by Robertino Diordoro and will be ridden by Tyler Baze, who has been aboard all four starts.
Don't Be So Salty, previously owned and trained by Adam Rice, is now co-owned by Platinum Seven, Dan Guarino, and Julia Boutelle. Trained by Gary Contessa, the gelding won at first asking at Saratoga Aug. 2 before finishing second in the Schenectady. He comes into the Bourbon off a 9 3/4-length win in a 6 1/2-furlong allowance race at Presque Isle Downs & Casino on the Tapeta all-weather surface.
The Bourbon is a Breeders' Cup Challenge "Win and You're In" race for the one-mile Juvenile Turf (gr. IT).
Keeneland, Sunday, October 04, 2015, Race 8
- 1 1/16m
- 2 yo
- 5:10 PM (local)
|1||1Uncle Brennie (KY)||Chris Landeros||120||Brad H. Cox||-|
|2||2Sallisaw (KY)||John R. Velazquez||118||Kiaran P. McLaughlin||-|
|3||3Argot (KY)||Joseph Rocco, Jr.||118||Kenneth G. McPeek||-|
|4||4Site Read (KY)||Jose Lezcano||118||William I. Mott||-|
|5||5Unbridled Daddy (KY)||Javier Castellano||118||Todd A. Pletcher||-|
|6||6Surgical Strike (KY)||Florent Geroux||118||Ben Colebrook||-|
|7||7Expected Ruler (FL)||Didiel A. Osorio||118||Liam Daniel Benson||-|
|8||8Siding Spring (KY)||Drayden Van Dyke||118||Mark E. Casse||-|
|9||9Camelot Kitten (KY)||Irad Ortiz, Jr.||118||Chad C. Brown||-|
|10||10Don't Be So Salty (FL)||Robby Albarado||118||Gary C. Contessa||-|
|11||11Hot Ore (CA)||Tyler Baze||118||Robertino Diodoro||-|
|12||12Tequila Joe (KY)||Victor Espinoza||118||Michael Stidham||-|
|13||13Airoforce (KY)||Julien R. Leparoux||118||Mark E. Casse||-|
|14||14One Mean Man (KY)||Victor Lebron||118||Bernard S. Flint||-|
|15||15Runaway King (KY)||Alex Canchari||118||Tim A. Ice||-|
|16||16Samicean (GER)||Calvin H. Borel||118||Kenneth G. McPeek||-|