(Pipsy / Photos by Holly M. Smith)

From the Churchill Downs Media Team / Darren Rogers & Kevin Kerstein:


Bo Bromagen II, Patrick Lewis and Sandra Bromagen’s gutsy Penn Oaks winner Poolside With Slim (IRE) is set to take on 10 fellow 3-year-old fillies that entered in Saturday’s $250,000 Tepin Stakes (Listed) at Churchill Downs.

          The talented field of grass specialists that entered the Tepin Stakes will go to post at 6:32 p.m. for the finale on the 12-race program. First post is 12:45 p.m. for Stephen Foster Day.

          Poolside With Slim, trained by Rusty Arnold II, was victorious three weeks ago in the Penn Oaks when she gamely held off the charge of Nice as Pie as the 9-5 favorite. The regally bred daughter of Churchill (IRE) will be ridden by Churchill Downs’ leading rider Tyler Gaffalione from post No. 5.

          Another stakes winner entered is Woodford Thoroughbreds’ Soaring Softly Stakes (GIII) heroine Pipsy (IRE). Trained by Will Walden, Pipsy made her stateside debut in the May 12 Soaring Softly at Aqueduct where she rallied from 10 lengths off the early pace to defeat nine rivals by a half-length under Flavien Prat. Previously based in Ireland, Pipsy has won three of her four starts with her only blemish coming on debut, finishing second at The Curragh Racecourse. Prat will be back on board for the Tepin from post 8.

          Here is the complete field for the Tepin Stakes from the rail out (with jockey and trainer):

  • Simply in Front (Luis Saez, Eddie Kenneally)
  • Mo Fox Given (Joel Rosario, Ron Moquett)
  • Kathrynmarissa (Irad Ortiz Jr., Rick Dutrow Jr.)
  • Voodoo Magic (FR) (Brian Hernandez Jr., Cherie DeVaux)
  • Poolside With Slim (IRE) (Gaffalione, Arnold)
  • My Brazilian Girl (Luan Machado, Kathleen Wadsworth)
  • Kodiac Wintergreen (IRE) (Florent Geroux, Arnold)
  • Pipsy (IRE) (Prat, Walden)
  • Dancing N Dixie (Jose Ortiz, Mark Casse)
  • Dozen Diamonds (Rafael Bejarano, Vicki Olvier)
  • Just Better (Frankie Dettori, Steve Asmussen)

          Turf racing Saturday at Churchill Downs is scheduled to be contested in Lane 1 on the Matt Winn Turf Course.