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2020 Pin Oak Valley View Stakes at Keeneland

Antoinette (Godolphin), winner of the Saratoga Oaks Invitational and recently runner-up in the Belmont Oaks Invitational (G1), tops a field of a dozen 3-year-old fillies entered in the 30th running of the $150,000 Pin Oak Valley View Stakes (G3) at Keeneland Racecourse on Friday, October 16.

The Pin Oak Valley View, run at 1 1/16 miles on the Keeneland turf course, will go as the ninth race on Friday afternoon’s 10-race program with a 5:30 ET post time. First post is 1:05 p.m.

Entry Horse ML Odds Jockey Trainer
1 Duopoly 9-2 Tyler Gaffalione
118 Lbs
Chad Brown
2 In Good Spirits 8-1 Miguel Mena
118 Lbs
Albert Stall, Jr.
3 Princess Grace 15-1 Shaun Bridgmohan
118 Lbs
Michael Stidham
4 Walk In Marrakesh (IRE) 10-1 Brian Hernandez, Jr.
118 Lbs
Ignacio Correas, IV
5 Witez 8-1 Julien Leparoux
118 Lbs
Ian Wilkes
6 How Ironic 30-1 Rafael Bejarano
118 Lbs
Victoria Oliver
7 Pranked 20-1 David Cohen
118 Lbs
Thomas Amoss
8 Lucky Betty 12-1 Declan Cannon
118 Lbs
William VanMeter
9 Sugar Fix 8-1 Adam Beschizza
120 Lbs
Saffie Joseph, Jr.
10 Outburst (GB) 20-1 Florent Geroux
120 Lbs
Eddie Kenneally
11 Stunning Sky 7-2 Ricardo Santana, Jr.
118 Lbs
Michael Maker
12 Antoinette 3-1 Manuel Franco
120 Lbs
William Mott

Trained by Bill Mott, the homebred daughter of Hard Spun will be ridden Friday by Manny Franco and break from post position 12.

Headlining the competition to Antoinette is Merriebelle Stable’s Walk In Marrakesh (IRE), who came within a nostril of winning the Appalachian (G2) Presented by Japan Racing Association here in July.

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Trained by Ignacio Correas IV, Walk In Marrakesh has been on the wrong end of three photos in graded stakes company since coming to North America late last summer. She was beaten a nose in the Natalma (G1) at Woodbine in September and in her 2020 debut was beaten a head in the Florida Oaks (G3).

Sixth in the Edgewood (G2) at Churchill Downsin her most recent start, Walk In Marrakesh will be ridden by Brian Hernandez Jr. and break from post position four.

Figuring to also attract support are Marc Detampel, TSK Thoroughbred Racing and Rebecca Hillen’s Outburst (GB) and Paradise Farms Corp. and Parkland Thoroughbreds’ Stunning Sky.

Winner of the aforementioned Florida Oaks in March, Outburst enters Friday’s race off a fourth-place finish in the Music City at Kentucky Downs on Sept. 15. Trained by Eddie Kenneally, Outburst will be ridden by Florent Geroux and break from post position 10.

Stunning Sky comes into the Pin Oak Valley View off a solid summer that featured runner-up finishes at Saratoga in the Lake Placid (G2) and Saratoga Oaks Invitational. In her most recent start, she was fourth in the Dueling Grounds Oaks at Kentucky Downs trailing Micheline and Harvey’s Lil Goil, the top two finishers here in Saturday’s Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (G1) Presented by Dixiana.

Trained by Mike Maker, Stunning Sky will be ridden by Ricardo Santana Jr. and break from post position 11.

The field for the Pin Oak Valley, with riders and weights from the inside, is: Duopoly (Tyler Gaffalione, 118 pounds), In Good Spirits (Miguel Mena, 118), Princess Grace (Shaun Bridgmohan, 118), Walk In Marrakesh (IRE) (Hernandez Jr., 118), Witez (Julien Leparoux, 118), How Ironic (Rafael Bejarano, 118), Pranked (David Cohen, 118), Lucky Betty(Declan Cannon, 118), Sugar Fix (Adam Beschizza, 120), Outburst (GB) (Geroux, 120), Stunning Sky (Santana Jr., 118) and Antoinette (Franco, 120). – US Legal Keeneland Online OTB is a great way to bet horse racing at Keeneland Race Course. Available to customers across the United States, OTB features both Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing from major racing venues in the US as well as top international racing from Europe, Japan, Australia and Hong Kong.

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