Recent graded stakes winners Fault and Sweeping Paddy headline the Oct. 20 $150,000 Pin Oak Valley View Stakes (G3T) at Keeneland, where a full field of 14 3-year-old fillies plus one also eligible are entered for the 1 1/16-mile turf event.
Agave Racing Stable's Fault made her jump into graded stakes company a winning one when she closed from sixth to win the 1 1/8-mile Pucker Up Stakes (G3T) by a neck at Arlington International Racecourse in August. The Michelle Lovell-trained Blame filly enters off a third in the Sands Point Stakes (G2T), where she finished 1 1/4 lengths behind recent grade 1 winner La Coronel. She'll break from post 7 with jockey Brian Hernandez Jr. aboard.
Dale Romans-trained Sweeping Paddy finally earned a graded placing, after three other tries, in the Edgewood Stakes Presented by Forcht Bank (G3T) at Churchill Downs in May. In that 1 1/16-mile test, she finished third behind winner La Coronel and runner-up Dream Dancing, who later took a grade 1 in August. Sweeping Paddy won the grade 3 Regret Stakes in her next start, taking the 1 1/8-mile race at Churchill by 3 1/2 lengths. But she enters off a tenth-place run in the Lake George Stakes (G3T) at Saratoga Race Course, where she stalked in second and weakened late.
The Paddy O'Prado filly is a homebred racing for William Pacella, Frank Jones Jr., and Frank Shoop. She'll be joined by jockey Robby Albarado from post 11.
The field includes one other graded stakes winner, Sam-Son Farm's Journey Home, who won the Jimmy Durante Stakes (G3T) at Del Mar as a juvenile. This year, the daughter of War Front won the Christiana Stakes, going 1 1/16-miles at Delaware Park, and enters off a close second to Fault in the Pucker Up.
Another recent stakes winner is Live Oak Plantation's Let It Ride Mom. The Into Mischief filly won the Glorious Song Stakes over the synthetic at Woodbine last year and took the Sept. 30 La Lorgnette Stakes, also over the Woodbine all-weather. Keeneland, Friday, October 20, 2017, Race 9
PP Horse Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L 1 1Lovely Bernadette (KY) Florent Geroux 120 James P. DiVito 5/1 2 2Chastise (KY) John R. Velazquez 118 Todd A. Pletcher 8/1 3 3Let It Ride Mom (KY) Corey J. Lanerie 118 Mark E. Casse 12/1 4 4Princess La Quinta (KY) Carlos H. Marquez, Jr. 118 James M. Gulick 20/1 5 5I'm Betty G (MD) Julien R. Leparoux 118 Michael J. Maker 8/1 6 6Defiant Honor (KY) James Graham 120 James J. Toner 10/1 7 7Fault (KY) Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr. 118 Michelle Lovell 6/1 8 8Youngest Daughter (KY) Jon Kenton Court 118 Victoria H. Oliver 8/1 9 9Journey Home (KY) Jose L. Ortiz 118 H. Graham Motion 6/1 10 10Dolce Lili (KY) Nik Juarez 118 Chad C. Brown 12/1 11 11Sweeping Paddy (KY) Robby Albarado 118 Dale L. Romans 8/1 12 12Fizzy Friday (GB) Ricardo Santana, Jr. 118 Ignacio Correas, IV 15/1 13 13Sully's Dream (KY) Channing Hill 118 John Alexander Ortiz 20/1 14 14Ladies' Privilege (KY) Edwin Gonzalez 120 Michael R. Matz 15/1 15 15Dancing Breeze (IRE) Feargal Lynch 118 H. Graham Motion 30/1
Keeneland, Friday, October 20, 2017, Race 9