(Keeneland / Photos by Holly M. Smith)
From the Keeneland Media Team:
WELL-TRAVELED MYFAVORITEDAUGHTER SETTLES
IN FOR DARLEY ALCIBIADES RUN
Chris Britton’s Myfavoritedaughter has been a true coast-to-coast runner in her brief career.
Trained by Jeff Engler, Myfavoritedaughter made her first three starts at Gulfstream Park within sniffing distance of the Atlantic and then traveled to Del Mar within sight of the Pacific, where she finished fourth in the TVG Del Mar Debutante (G1) on Sept. 5.
With no ocean in sight, Myfavoritedaughter arrived at Keeneland Saturday from Churchill Downs, where she was stabled following the trip to Del Mar. Her target in Lexington is Friday’s $400,000 Darley Alcibiades (G1), a “Win and You’re In” race going 1 1/16 miles for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) to be run at Del Mar on Nov. 5. The race will be run opening day of Keeneland’s 17-day Fall Meet.
“She’s ready; I think she will run big,” Engler said after watching Myfavoritedaughter gallop over the main track Sunday morning. “She has had two works at Churchill (since the Del Mar race) and her last breeze (a :47.40 half-mile) was exceptional.”
Myfavoritedaughter has won once, recording a 25-length blowout triumph over a sloppy track at Gulfstream. Following that victory, Engler shipped her and a few other horses to Del Mar.
“It was a good learning experience,” Engler said of his first visit to Del Mar.
In the Debutante, Myfavoritedaughter rallied from last in the 7-furlong race and missed the show spot by a half-length.
“She was very wide in the stretch and on the gallop-out, she passed the second- and third-place finishers,” said Engler, who maintains a 25-horse string at Palm Meadows training center in South Florida. “The further the better for her.
“We’ve been waiting to go two turns with her. She is probably the fittest horse I have had in my career.”
Corey Lanerie, who was aboard Myfavoritedaughter for her Sept. 16 work at Churchill Downs, will have the mount in the Darley Alcibiades.
A graduate of Keeneland’s 2020 September Yearling Sale, Myfavoritedaughter is by 2015 Toyota Blue Grass (G1) winner Carpe Diem.
HORSES EXPECTED FOR OPENING FALL STARS WEEKEND
Here are the prospective fields for Keeneland’s Oct. 8-10 Fall Stars Weekend, which opens the 17-day Fall Meet. Fall Stars Weekend will offer 10 stakes worth $3.65 million
Nine of the races are Breeders’ Cup Challenge tests, which award the winners fees-paid berths into corresponding races at the 38th World Championships to be held Nov. 5-6 at Del Mar.
The following is a list of probable and possible starters for the stakes from Keeneland Stakes Coordinator Allison DeLuca.
*Designates Breeders’ Cup Challenge races.
*$400,000 Darley Alcibiades (G1): Entries taken Tuesday, Oct. 5, race Friday, Oct. 8 – Probable: Diamond Wow(trainer Patrick Biancone), Distinctlypossible (Chad Brown), Dream Lith (Robertino Diodoro), Juju’s Map (Brad Cox) Mama Rina (Kenny McPeek), Matareya (Cox), Miss Interpret (Todd Pletcher), Myfavoritedaughter (Jeff Engler), Penny Saver (McPeek), Pipeline Girl (Tom Amoss), Runup (Laura Wohlers). Possible: Verylittlecents (Randy Morse).
*$250,000 Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix (G2): Entries taken Tuesday, Oct. 5, race Friday, Oct. 8 – Probable:Aloha West (Wayne Catalano), Just Might (Michelle Lovell), Mucho (John Ortiz), Special Reserve (Mike Maker). Possible: Baby Yoda (Bill Mott), Bango (Greg Foley), Endorsed (Maker), Quick Tempo (Chris Davis).
*$750,000 Keeneland Turf Mile (G1): Entries taken Wednesday, Oct. 6, race Saturday, Oct. 9 – Probable:Diamond Oops (Patrick Biancone), Field Pass (Mike Maker), Front Run the Fed (Caio Caramori), In Love (BRZ)(Paulo Lobo), Ivar (BRZ) (Lobo), Lope Y Fernandez (IRE) (Aidan O’Brien), Monarchs Glen (GB) (Maker), Orderof Australia (IRE) (O’Brien), Somelikeithotbrown (Maker), Space Traveller (GB) (Brendan Walsh), Tell YourDaddy (Tom Morley).
*$500,000 Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1): Entries taken Wednesday, Oct. 6, race Saturday, Oct. 9 – Probable:Classic Causeway (Brian Lynch), Double Thunder (Todd Pletcher), Kevin’s Folly (Tom Amoss), King Curlin(Brittany Vanden Berg), Rattle N Roll (Kenny McPeek).
*$400,000 First Lady (G1) Presented by UK HealthCare: Entries taken Wednesday, Oct. 6, race Saturday, Oct. 9 – Probable: Abscond (Eddie Kenneally), Althiqa (GB) (Charles Appleby), Blowout (GB) (Chad Brown), Daddy Is aLegend (George Weaver), Dalika (GER) (Al Stall Jr.), Empress Josephine (IRE) (Aidan O’Brien), Harvey’s Lil Goil(Bill Mott), Hendy Woods (Mark Casse), Regal Glory (Brown), Viadera (GB) (Brown).
*$250,000 Thoroughbred Club of America (G2): Entries taken Wednesday, Oct. 6, race Saturday, Oct. 9 –Probable: Club Car (Ben Colebrook), Estilo Talentoso (Juan Arriagada).
$200,000 Woodford (G2) Presented by TVG: Entries taken Wednesday, Oct. 6, race Saturday, Oct. 9 – Probable:Golden Pal (Wesley Ward), Inhalation (GB) (Edward Vaughan).
*$500,000 Juddmonte Spinster (G1): Entries taken Thursday, Oct. 7, race Sunday, Oct. 10 – Probable: Bajan Girl(Rohan Crichton), Bonny South (Brad Cox), Dunbar Road (Chad Brown), Envoutante (Kenny McPeek), Letruska(Fausto Gutierrez).
*$200,000 Castle & Key Bourbon (G2): Entries taken Thursday, Oct. 7, race Sunday, Oct. 10 – Probable: Brit’sWit (Andrew McKeever), Credibility (Mark Casse), Dowagiac Chief (Tom Amoss), Fast N Steady (Javier Gonzalez), Martini’nmoonshine (Tom Amoss), On Thin Ice (Casse), Play Action Pass (Robert Medina), Red Danger (Brian Lynch), Tiz the Bomb (Kenny McPeek), Vivar (Brad Cox).
*$200,000 Indian Summer (L) Presented by Keeneland Select: Entries taken Thursday, Oct. 7, race Sunday, Oct. 10 – Probable: Averly Jane (Wesley Ward), Kaufymaker (Ward), Roman Poet (Tom Amoss).