The $100,000 Claiming Crown Distaff Dash Prep will run as Race 6 on the Sept. 16 card at Kentucky Downs.
The event for 3-years-old and up fillies and mares will cover 6 1/2 furlongs on turf and include names like Jakarta and Dance Rhythms among the field of nine.
Here is a look at the field set for the Claiming Crown Distaff Dash Prep.
Jakarta, Dance Rhythms
The morning-line favorite coming in at 6/5 is Three Diamonds Farm’s Jakarta. The 5-year-old mare from Bustin Stones is trained by Michael J. Maker.
She has a career record of 6-3-1 from 14 starts with earnings of $206,586. In 2020, she has two wins and one second from five outings.
The runner-up finish came last time out in the Aug. 1 Caress Stakes at Saratoga, where she registered a 105 Speed Figure. The two wins included the May 16 Powder Break Stakes (Black Type) and a March 18 allowance optional claiming race at Gulfstream Park.
Jakarta will break from post 4 under jockey Jose Ortiz.
The second-choice with a morning line at 8/5 is Tagg Team Racing and Randy Exelby’s Dance Rhythms. The 5-year-old mare from Algorithms is trained by Gregory Foley.
She is 8-1-6 from 30 career starts, and her earnings are at $251,131. Her 2020 performances include two wins and one third from five outings.
Last time out, she took third in the Aug. 2 Kentucky Downs Preview Ladies Sprint Stakes (Black Type) at Ellis Park. Her wins came in a June 13 allowance optional claiming race at Churchill Downs and one back on Feb. 29 at Fair Grounds.
Dance Rhythms will break from post 5 under Rafael Bejarano.
Another runner to keep an eye on is Paradise Farm and David Staudacher’s Flora Fantasy, coming in at 6/1. The 6-year-old mare from Cowtown Cat is trained by Michael Maker.
She is 11-4-9 from 32 starts and has earnings of $319,037. In 2020, she has an impressive five victories from five starts.
Those wins were all allowance optional claiming races, with the most recent ones being on June 14 and May 29 at Gulfstream Park. In the May 29 outing, she registered a 93 Speed Figure.
Flora Fantasy will break from post 8 under Irad Ortiz, Jr.
The rest of the field (post, jockey) is set to include: Jungle Juice (post 1, 15/1), Ms. Malevolence (post 2, 30/1), Country Chick (post 3, 30/1), French Rose (post 6, 20/1), A. P. Princess (post 7, 15/1), and Claudette Nonstop (post 9, 30/1).
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