(Goin Good / Photos by Holly M. Smith)
From the Churchill Downs Media Team / Kevin Kerstein:
Klein Racing’s classy mare Goin Good tops a field of 10 filly and mare sprinters that were entered in Saturday’s fifth running of the $200,000 Ky Downs Preview Mint Ladies Turf Sprint at Ellis Park Racing & Gaming.
Goin Good and her combatants will go to post in Race 7 of 9 at 2:50 p.m. (all times Central.) First post is 11:45 a.m. The stakes-laden day of racing is the first part of Kentucky Downs Preview at Ellis Park. Along with the Mint Ladies Turf Sprint, the other stakes on the card are the $200,000 Ky Downs Preview Mint Millions Turf Mile and the $200,000 Ky Downs Preview Dueling Grounds Derby.
The winner of the Ky Downs Mint Ladies Turf Sprint, run at 5 ½ furlongs on turf, will receive an all-fees paid entry to the Sept. 9, $1 million Ladies Turf Sprint (Grade II) at Kentucky Downs.
Owned by longtime family stable Klein Racing, Goin Good will be in search of her second stakes victory after nearly missing in the Clarksville Handicap last time out at Horseshoe Indianapolis. Goin Good, who races for trainer Brad Cox, won the Coronation Cup two years ago at Saratoga and has been stakes placed eight times in her 18-race career. Goin Good will be ridden by Cristian Torres from post No. 3.
Bridlewood Farm’s Bay Storm will be in search of her fifth-lifetime victory in the Ky Downs Preview Mint Ladies Turf Sprint. Trained by Jonathan Thomas, Bay Storm has yet to find the winner’s circle this season but has been stakes placed in the Megahertz (GIII) and Wishing Well Stakes at Santa Anita and the Unbridled Sidney at Churchill Downs. The ultra-consistent Bay Storm has only finished outside the Top 3 twice from 15 starts. Her record stands at 15-4-6-3 with purse earnings that total $590,080. Jockey Florent Gerouxwill have the mount from the rail.
Here is the complete field for the Ky Downs Preview Mint Ladies Turf Sprint (with jockey and trainer):
- Bay Storm (Geroux, Thomas)
- Love and Money (Joe Ramos, Cherie DeVaux)
- Goin’ Good (Cristian Torres, Cox)
- Linguistic (Gerardo Corrales, Eric Foster)
- Miner’s Queen (Rafael Bejarano, Rey Hernandez)
- Showgirl Lynne B (James Graham, Joe Sharp)
- Souper Munnings (Chris Landeros, Ian Wilkes)
- New Boss (Rey Gutierrez, Bret Calhoun)
- Semble Juste (IRE) (Corey Lanerie, Kenny McPeek)
- Quaria Comet (Joe Talamo, Paulo Lobo)
Ellis Park Racing Analyst Joe Kristufek will be live on-site for Kentucky Downs Preview Weekend. Kristufek will offer analysis and post-race interviews for the stakes events throughout the weekend on the simulcast signal while analyst Scott Shapiro will offer his expert thoughts from the studio. Fans can also watch Kentucky Downs Preview Weekend on FanDuel TV.
For more information about racing and wagering from Ellis Park, visit www.ellisparkracing.com.