Mar 162018
 

THE LADY BOURBON

Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 2:00 PM EST.

This Grade 3 race will be held on the Kentucky Dirt track and it is restricted to 3 year old Fillies over the distance of 8 furlongs (One mile) with a total purse of $150,000.

 

It looks like we have a really strong and well balanced full field of 14 for this year’s running of the LADY BOURBON.  We have 3 ladies that have each won Graded Stakes races previously.  Five of these Fillies will be making their first ever Graded start.  Two of them have never failed to hit the board.  Six are from Kentucky, 2 from New York and Ireland, with 1 apiece from California, New Mexico, Maryland & South Korea.  Three of these gals are scratchbreds.  Four entries have hit triple digit SP’s.

 

NOW LETS TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THE HORSES:

1- MOMMA SCAT            5-1                arnoldedwards                      S S Ledwith

EMPIRE WAY x DEHERE x SCAT DADDY

Last outing ran second in the 5.5f RED BOND TURF FILLY SPECIAL.  Opened the season finishing fourth in the G2- YANTA SNEZ STAKES at California.  In December clipped off a 100 SP in winning the G3- REFLECTION FUTURITY gate to wire.  Only 3 starts have not been named or graded stakes and 2 of those were on the turf.  Ledwith was jockey in G3- ADAM’S APPLE victory.

 

2- PARKWAY SUPERSTAR           18-1                deuce1                       H Head

BOURBON COURAGE x MEDAGLIA D’ORO x STORM CAT                               DAM: REGRIND

She will be making her first start in 2018 here.  Has hit the board in 5 out of 7 races as a 2 year old.  Last race in December ran second with a 92 SP in the GOWANS PRESENTS MEGALOPOLIS JUVENILE FILLY CHAMPIONSHIP.  Prior to that had 3 straight graded attempts G3- MISTAKEN SODA IDENTITY (6th), G1- GETAWAY STAKES (9th), and second in the G2- LEAN MACHINE.

 

3- OG TAPIT CRIES            9-1                       bbaffert                          O Ridenour

TAPIT x DANZIG x STREET CRY

Has evenly split her 8 career starts between the dirt and the turf.  Last time out faded and finished 6th in the KASE DISMISSED FILLY TURF SPECIAL.  Before that place second by a head in the RED JADE DIRT FILLY MILE posting a 95 SP in January.  Closed out juvenile season winning a NW3x allowance at New Mexico.  Will be making her first graded stakes start.

 

4- CAPARCH               8-1                        pointblank                                   B Sipe

AL KHALI x ARCH x KINGMAMBO                                                              DAM: RAPID REPLY

She has never failed to hit the board in 6 career starts with 3 wins.  Opened the 3 year old campaign winning the ESR STRANGER THINGS STAKES putting up a 100 SP, which was her first race not restricted to NY breds.  In December placed second in the GRECIAN FLIGHT STAKES.  Will be making her inaugural try at the graded stakes level and this will be her first race not on the NY dirt.

 

5- AUSSIE ALLIE LV           17-1                  bizalls                             N Armstrong

SO YOU THINK x SEBRING x CAERLEON                                              DAM: TENNESSEE TOPS

Started 2018 out by running 8th in the G3- SILVER BULLET BEER putting up a 91 SP in her only graded start.  Prior race came home 2nd in the TARBASHS BIRDS DIRT JUVENILE FILLIES.  Before that ran 6thin the TAYLOR MADE II DIRT JUVENILE FILLIES.  Has 3 victories in 6 races after beginning her career by winning her first 3 trips.

 

6- TICKTICKTICKBOOM           7-1              spinround                          B Orazio

MAJESTICPERFECTION x ELUSIVE QUALITY x DANZIG                    DAM: BLESSED REALM

Comes in having won both of her starts this season.  This will be her first race at the graded level.  The last being the KASE DISMISSED DIRT FILLY ROUTE where she put up a 100 SP.  Prior race won a NW2x allowance at Michigan.  Has hit the board in 6 out of 7 races making 4 trips to the winner’s circle.  Had a NW2L allowance win here at KY last November.

 

7- CAMP BABY               8-1                         graywolf6                              D Foster

FOREST CAMP x HENNESSY x ALDEBARAN                                    DAM: LOVE THAT BARB

In February came home 7th in the G1- LOS VINEGRETTE STAKES from the rail posting a SP of 95.  Before that won a NW3x allowance race at Massachusetts.  Closed out her juvenile season running in 3 straight graded; G3- REFLECTION FUTURITY (8th), G2- SELL THE QUEEN (5th) and G3- ADAM’S APPLE (6th).  Has 4 wins in 10 career starts.

 

8- SANCTA CANDY LV              19-1                       bizalls                             A Scott

TWIRLING CANDY x ELUSIVE QUALITY x SAINT BALLADO                DAM: SANCTA MARIA

Last time out faded to finish 10th in the GALAXY HIGH DIRT FILLY ROUTE at Turkey posting an 89 SP in February.  Closed out 2017 being caught finishing third in TARBASHS BIRDS DIRT JUVENILE FILLIES by 2 lengths.  Won the first 3 races of her career.  Since moving up to the stakes level has a pair of thirds in 4 attempts and is making her graded stakes debut here. 

 

9- FRONT FOREVER           8-1                derekpinkos                        R Zamora

WAR FRONT x STREET CRY x SECRETARIAT

Rallied for third by 1 length in February at the KASE DISMISSED DIRT FILLY ROUTE posting a 99 SP.  In the G2- YANTA SNEZ STAKES could only get up to 6th which snapped her 3-race winning streak.  Has hit the board in 4 of her 5 races with 3 trips to the winner’s circle all of which came here at KY dirt track in her first three races.

 

10- HERE’S YOUR HOST         14-1                ajhamm4                            C Conn

EMCEE x JUNGLE RULER x SAKHEE                                                           DAM: LINE GUAGE

She has 6 victories in 9 races and has never finished below second place in her career.  Won her February tune-up with a 95 SP in a NW3x over a field of 4 at Massachusetts.  Prior race she won the GRECIAN FLIGHT STAKES at New York First time she will be going to the gate in a graded race.  Won the first 3 starts of her racing career.

 

11- GETAFAN MAN             23-1                    lightng99                         K Stabler

GUTAIFAN x DANE SHADOW x RODEO                                              DAM: AUSSIE SHADOW

In her first start as a 3 year old finished 9th in the VOLEUR DU NORD DIRT FILLY ROUTE at British Columbia.  Closed out the juvenile campaign putting out a 90 SP in winning a 48k NW2L allowance here at Kentucky. Has only hit the board in 2 of 7 races but both were winning efforts.  This will be her first start in a graded stakes race.

 

12- POWERFULLY DYNAMIC         6-1              foxon                          O Parker

MORE THAN READY x DANZIG x SECRETARIAT                                               DAM: HI JINX

Started out her 3 year old season winning the G3- DAVOLA DANE SOUTH at 8f posting a 100 SP with Parker in the irons.  Disappointing 8th place to end last year in the G1- MOVIELAND STARLET.  Before that was third in G3- ADAM’S APPLE in November.  4 of her 6 starts have been at the graded level and has hit the board in all but one with 3 wins.

 

13- PIONEEROF CAUSE            7-1                     trotking2                          R Stacy

BRODY’S CAUSE x PIONEEROF THE NILE x A.P. INDY                 DAM: GIFTOF THE NILE

Stated this year out running 4th in the 9f G1- VERMONT IS 4 LOVERS putting up her best SP of 96 in only previous graded start, which broke her string of 3 straight victories.  In January bested a field of 5 in a NW4L allowance here at Kentucky.  Shut down juvenile season after a NW3L allowance win November.  Has 4 wins in her 8 career races.

 

14- URBANE FRIENDS           22-1                   jeffjr99                      M Grunhard

EXCITING METRO x EXCHANGE RATE x FRIENDS LAKE              DAM: CAPOTES FRIEND

Has claimed victory in 4 out of her 8 races, of which 5 of them have been at graded stakes.  Had a poor 13th place in the G1- LOS VINEGRETTE STAKES to start the year.  After having a 12th in her 2017 finale in the G1- MOVIELAND STARLET.  Prior race had her career best 88 SP in a NW4x allowance win.  She won the G2- VERMONT BB JUVENILE FILLY on a sloppy track.

 

 RACE ANALYSIS:

MOMMA SCAT should pull out to an early lead followed by PIONEEROF CAUSE, OG TAPIT CRIES & SANCTA CANDY LV, hoping to wear down the Stalkers and create enough gap to keep the closers at bay.  POWERFULLY DYNAMIC and TICKTICKTICK BOOM should lead the stalkers HERE’S YOUR HOST, AUSSIE ALLY LV and GETAFAN MAN who hoped the pace is just fast enough to keep them in the hunt, and a little too fast for the closers.  Leading the charge from off the pace will be CAPARCH and FRONT FOREVER along with CAMP BABY, PARKWAY SUPERSTAR & URBANE FRIENDS looking to pass up the early speed in the last quarter mile.

 

MY CHOICES:

1- MOMMA SCAT

12- POWERFULLY DYNAMIC

4- CAPARCH

6- TICKTICKTICK BOOM

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  One Response to “Put on your Green and come watch the Fillies run the Lady Bourbon”

  1. Nice headline JB…keep up the good work