(Elysea’s World / Photo Courtesy of Keeneland)
From the Keeneland Media Team:
Multiple Grade 3 winner Elysea’s World (IRE) tops a field of 13 fillies and mares entered Thursday for Sunday’s 28th running of the $125,000 Rood & Riddle Dowager (G3) going 1½ miles on the grass.
The Rood & Riddle Dowager will go as the eighth race on Sunday’s nine-race program with a 4:57 p.m. ET post time. First post Sunday is 1:05 p.m.
Purchased for $500,000 at the 2018 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, Elysea’s World comes off a third-place finish in the Rodeo Drive (G1) at Santa Anita on Sept. 28.
In her career, the 6-year-old mare has won four Grade 3 stakes and placed in nine other graded events. Now trained by Richard Baltas, Elysea’s World has posted a 6-1-0-1 mark this year for the partnership headed by Abbondanza Racing.
Javier Castellano has the mount on Elysea’s World and will break from post position 10.
The field for the Rood & Riddle Dowager, with riders and weights from the inside, is: Ambitious Moon (Steve Bahen, 121 pounds), Lemoona (Joe Bravo, 121), Gentle Ruler (Chris Landeros, 123), Over Thinking (Corey Lanerie, 121), Icy Calm(Cory Orm, 118), Beach Flower (Gabriel Saez, 121), Sea Dream (BRZ) (Julien Leparoux, 121), Touriga (BRZ) (Trevor McCarthy, 121), Pantsonfire (IRE) (Brian Hernandez Jr., 123), Elysea’s World (Castellano, 123), Decorating (Feargal Lynch, 121), Get Explicit (Ricardo Santana Jr., 121), Vevina (Tyler Gaffalione, 121).