The Lexus Raven Run Stakes Preview and Free Betting Pick – Saturday, October 17, 2020

by Cole Paganelli | October 15, 2020 |

The Grade II, $200,000 Lexus Raven Run Stakes will run as Race 9 on the Oct. 17 card at Keeneland.

The event for 3-year-old fillies will cover seven furlongs and include names like Four Graces and Venetian Harbor among the field of 10.

Here is a look at the top runners set for the Lexus Raven Run Stakes.

Four Graces, Venetian Harbor

One of the top names among the field is Whitham Thoroughbreds’ Four Graces. The Majesticperfection filly is trained by Ian Wilkes.

She has a career record of 4-1-0 from six career starts and earnings of $254,450. All of her starts have come in 2020.

Last time out, she finished second in the Sept. 4 Eight Belles S. presented by Twinspires.com (G2) at Churchill Downs. Some of her victories included the June 6 Dogwood Stakes (G3) and a May 16 allowance optional claiming race at Churchill Downs.

Four Graces will break from post 2 under jockey Julien Leparoux.

Another impressive runner coming into the race is Venetian Harbor, owned by Ciaglia Racing, Highland Yard, River Oak Farm, and Domenic Savides. The daughter of Munnings is trained by Richard Baltas.

She is 2-4-0 from six career starts and has earnings of $383,400. In 2020, she has one win and three seconds from four outings.

Her most-recent performance was a runner-up effort in the Aug. 8 Longines Test Stakes (G1) at Saratoga. Prior to that, she finished second in the July 11 Central Bank Ashland Stakes (G1) at Keeneland, second in the May 1 Fantasy Stakes (G3) at Oaklawn Park, and first in the Feb. 8 Las Virgenes Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita.

Venetian Harbor will break from post 5 under Manuel Franco.

Secret Keeper

Another entrant deserving of attention is Pam and Martin Wygod’s Secret Keeper. The Into Mischief filly is trained by Clifford W. Sise, Jr.

She is 2-1-0 from three career starts and has earnings of $80,600. All of her runs have come in 2020.

The filly finished second last time out in the Aug. 22 Torrey Pines Stakes (G3) at Del Mar, which followed a July 25 victory in an allowance optional claiming race also at Del Mar. Her other victory was a May 25 maiden special weight race at Santa Anita.

She will break from the outside post 10 under Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr.

The rest of the field (post, jockey) is set to include: Never Forget (post 1, R Albarado), Secondary Market (post 3, T Gaffalione), Finite (post 4, R Santana, Jr.), Reagan’s Edge (post 6, F Geroux), Tonalist’s Shape (post 7, R Bejarano), Fair Maiden (post 8, C J Lanerie), and Grand Cru Classe (post 9, M Garcia).

Spooky Express Free Pick – Venetian Harbor

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