Fourteen 3-year-old fillies are entered in the 1 1/16-mile Mrs. Revere, one of two stakes on the Saturday night card at Churchill. The Mrs. Revere is the ninth race on the program with an 8:36 p.m. EST scheduled post time. The other stakes, the $100,000 Commonwealth Turf (gr. IIIT), also for 3-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles, is race 7.
With six lifetime wins from 10 starts, Patsy C. Symons' Effie Trinket leads the Mrs. Revere field in earnings with $432,150. Trained by Rick Violette Jr., the versatile daughter of Freud arrives in Louisville off back-to-back stakes victories over New York-bred fillies on the inner turf course at Belmont. She captured the John Hettinger Sept. 15 by a neck, then followed that with a nose triumph in the Ticonderoga Stakes Oct. 19.
Shaun Bridgmohan rides Effie Trinket for the first time from post 5, where she should be able to get her favored stalking trip in quest of a first graded stakes win.
Sycamore Racing's Nellie Cashman has had an eventful year since breaking her maiden in June. The daughter of Mineshaft upset the Virginia Oaks (gr. IIIT) by a half-length over Mrs. Revere rival Praia at Colonial Downs in July, then was disqualified from a nose victory at 20-1 odds and placed third for drifting out late in the Lake Placid (gr. IIT) Aug. 18 at Saratoga Race Course.
"She had always trained well over the dirt, but with the added distance and a switch to turf, we've really seen her blossom this year," trainer Francis "Tres" Abbott III said. "She's been such a consistent filly in these stakes races she's run in."
Two months after the Lake Placid, Nellie Cashman was second after leading in the stretch of the Pin Oak Valley View Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Keeneland Oct. 18. The race came six days after she missed her intended target, the $400,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (gr. IT).
"We missed the (race) at Keeneland after she spiked a little temperature and missed a day of training," Abbott said "To ship down there and run against grade I company you have to be on your A-game."
Abbott plans to train Nellie Cashman at Fair Hill Training Center in Maryland Nov. 14 before boarding a van bound for Louisville. She’s scheduled to jog Friday at Churchill Downs and gallop on the morning of the race. Nellie Cashman will break from post 8 under regular Maryland-based rider Forest Boyce.
Besilu Stables' Tapicat drew wide in post 13 and the speedy daughter of Tapit may have to use a bit of her early foot to get position in a race where there should be some other pace.
Trained by Bill Mott and to be ridden again by Mott's fellow Hall of Famer Mike Smith, Tapicat won the Florida Oaks (gr. IIIT) in sharp fashion before reappearing at Saratoga this summer. She finished a close third in the Lake George (gr. IIT), then was favored in the Lake Placid before being overtaken on the lead in deep stretch. The chestnut filly comes off a a runner-up finish to Discreet Marq in the listed Pebbles Stakes Oct. 14 at Belmont.
I'm Already Sexy, trained by Wayne Catalano for Hit The Board Stables, won the Hatoof and Pucker Up (gr. IIIT) stakes at Arlington Park this summer. She looks to rebound from a sixth-place finish after prompting the pace in the QE II.
Another leading candidate is Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Hilltop victor Emotional Kitten, who finished second to Emollient in the American Oaks (gr. IT) and third in the Del Mar Oaks (gr. IT) before a seventh-place effort in the QE II for trainer Wesley Ward. Emotional Kitten drew the rail while the Ramseys' Quality Kitten, unbeaten in two starts for Catalano, is in post 2.
Other stakes winners are Sam-Son Farm’s homebred Dance Again, who captured the Carotene for trainer Malcolm Pierce Oct. 12 against fellow Canadian-breds at Woodbine; and Miller Racing’s E B Ryder, who won the Frances A. Genter at Calder Oct. 12 for trainer Marty Wolfson.
$175,000 Mrs. Revere Stakes (gr. IIT, Race 9, 8:36 p.m.), 3YO Fillies, 1 1/16 Miles (Turf) PP. Horse, Jockey, Trainer
1. Emotional Kitten (PA), V Espinoza, W A Ward
2. Quality Kitten (PA), N Arroyo Jr., W M Catalano
3. Zero Game (IRE), S Russell, N Saville
4. I'm Already Sexy (KY), F Geroux, W M Catalano
5. Effie Trinket (NY), S Bridgmohan, R A Violette Jr.
6. Keening (KY), B J Hernandez Jr., C LoPresti
7. Allegheny Angel (KY), J Rocco Jr., K G McPeek
8. Nellie Cashman (PA), F Boyce, F Abbott III
9. Remember Then (KY), J R Leparoux, J E Sheppard
10. Frivolous (KY), J K Court, V H Oliver
11. Praia (KY), A Garcia, K G McPeek
12. Dance Again (ON), P Husbands, M Pierce
13. Tapicat (KY), M E Smith, W I Mott
14. E B Ryder (FL), C J Lanerie, M D Wolfson All assigned 118 pounds.