Full Field of Turf Routers Ready for $125,000 Dowager Stakes
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Sat 18/10/2014 - 11:08 EDT
On Sunday at Keeneland, the featured race is the $125,000 Rood and Riddle Dowager Stakes. The mile and a half contest will be run on the turf and has drawn a full field of fourteen fillies and mares with two additional on the also-eligible list.
Caroline Thomas has been installed as the 9-2 morning line favorite in the contentious field and will break from post thirteen under Joe Rocco, Jr. Trained by Barclay Tagg, the four-year-old daughter of Giant’s Causeway has won four of her eighteen starts, including the Lake Placid (G2) in 2013 which she won via disqualification. She was last seen finishing third in the Glen Falls (G3) and has one win, a victory against optional claiming company, so far this year.
First time Lasix a change for Cat's Claw
Second choice at 5-1 on the morning line is Cat’s Claw for trainer Jonathan Sheppard. A four-year-old daughter of Dynaformer, the bay filly will get Lasix for the first time for her tenth career start. She was last seen finishing fifth, beaten two lengths, against stakes company at Kentucky Downs. Over the summer, she won three consecutive races in New York including the Waya Stakes. James Graham will be aboard and they will break from post two.
Inimitable Romance trying to return to winning form
Also in the field at odds of 6-1 is Inimitable Romance, one of two horses for trainer Graham Motion. The six-year-old daughter of Maria’s Mon is trying to return to form after a ninth-place finish in the Waya at Saratoga in August. Her last victory came in the Bewitch Stakes (G3) at Keeneland in April. She has won five times and this multiple graded stakes winning mare will have regular rider Alan Garcia aboard from post position twelve.
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