Deep and Talented Field Set for Grade 1 Spinster

Deep and Talented Field Set for Grade 1 Spinster

Category : News - Sun 04/10/2015 - 15:55 EDT

The $500,000 Grade 1 Spinster has drawn a top-notch field for the Breeders Cup Distaff win-and-youre in event October 4 at Keeneland with 11 fillies and mares set to contest the mile and an eighth event on the main track.

Last year’s Breeders’ Cup Distaff hero Untapable is the 9/5 morning line favorite despite a comparatively less than stellar 2015 campaign where the Steve Asmussen-trained filly has just a single win in five starts. That win, however, was in the Grade 1 Apple Blossom and Untapable does have three second place efforts and one third – all in graded stakes races – to her credit. With 9 wins in 16 career starts, the Eclipse Award winning filly has earned over $3 million and is the clear-cut class of the field. She will break from post 3 under jockey John Velazquez.

Got Lucky in good form 

Got Lucky is the second choice at 7/2 for trainer Todd Pletcher after finishing second in the Grade 1 Personal Ensign August 29 at Saratoga in her last start. Prior to that effort, the four year-old daughter of A.P. Indy has won back to back stakes races including a victory in the Grade 3 Molly Pitcher.

Lovely Maria tries to get back on track 

Co-second choice Lovely Maria (7/2) is noted for her win in the Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks in May, but came back to run poorly in both the Grade 3 Delaware Oaks and Grade 1 Alabama, finishing fifth and sixth respectively. Lovely Maria, trained by Larry Jones, has already shown a liking for the Keeneland surface winning the Grade 1 Ashland in May. 

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