How to Bet the Jessamine Stakes Trifecta

My Gal Betty winning the Catch a Glimpse Stakes (Michael Burns Photo) After nine months of racing in a dozen countries, the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series will reach its annual conclusion with the running of the $200,000 JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes (gr. II) on October 10th at Keeneland. The 1 1/16-mile turf test is the last of the 85 “Win and You’re In” prep races that comprise the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series, and with a free berth to [...]

Why I’m Betting Thewayiam in the Lake Placid Stakes

Rushing Fall winning the Jessamine Stakes at Keeneland. Photo: Keeneland/Coady Photography Speaking strictly in terms of class and overall accomplishments to date, it’s hard to deny that #6 Rushing Fall is the best filly in Saturday’s $300,000 Lake Placid Stakes (gr. II) at Saratoga. Just look at her overall record—four wins from five starts, including a triumph against a top-notch international field in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. I) last fall. And her lone loss came [...]

Layla Noor Returns in Weber City Miss Stakes

Trainer Mark Casse will send out Shamrock Rose in the Weber City Miss Stakes (Keeneland Photo/Coady Photography) At this time of year, it pays to keep an eye on every significant stakes races for three-year-olds around the country, because you never know where the next up-and-coming star might come from. That’s why handicappers should keep an eye on Saturday’s $125,000 Weber City Miss Stakes at Laurel Park. The 8.5-furlong race three-year-old fillies has attracted a competitive field of [...]

Servis pair take on Wonder Gadot in Demoiselle Stakes

Daisy is out on her own at the finish of the Tempted Stakes at Aqueduct. Pic: Coglianese Photos/Chelsea Durand. Promising fillies Daisy and Maurer Power give trainer John Servis a strong hand in the Demoiselle Stakes (G2) at Aqueduct Dec. 2. Daisy (Blame) and Maurer Power (Violence) both come into the race unbeaten in two starts. Daisy’s resume is the stronger one, as she won the Tempted Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct in early November, leading most of the [...]

Happily, Rushing Fall head Juvenile Fillies Turf

Rushing Fall earns favoritism for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies by winning the Jessamine Stakes. Photo: Keeneland/Coady Photography   A full field of 14 lines up in the first Breeders’ Cup race at Del Mar, the one-mile Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, but it already looks like it’s about unbeaten U.S. filly Rushing Fall against Irish maestro Aidan O’Brien’s pair Happily and September. Rushing Fall is the 7-2 morning-line favorite after a highly impressive victory in the Jessamine [...]

Race Preview: Jessamine Stakes – Keeneland, October 9, 2013

The feature race on Wednesday at Keeneland is the 23rd running of the Grade 3 Jessamine Stakes for two-year-old fillies. The race is an important step on to the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf in three weeks at Santa Anita. Morning line favorite for the Jessamine is Zinzay, who won her debut in late August at Saratoga. Zinzay was almost 20-1 when she won her first start and is now 3-1, not a great turn around for those who bet [...]

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