The Grade 2, $150,000 Shakertown Stakes is set as Race 6 on the July 11 card at Keeneland,
The race for 3-year-olds and upward will cover 5 1/2 furlongs on the turf and include names like Wildman Jack and Bound for Nowhere leading the field of 15.
Here is a look at the top contenders set for the Shakertown Stakes.
Wildman Jack, Bound for Nowhere
W. C. Racing’s Wildman Jack is coming in with a morning-line at 5/2.
Trained by Doug O’Neill, the 4-year-old son of Goldencents has a career record of 4-2-1 from eight career starts and earnings of $373,630.
In his last performance, Wildman Jack scored the May 23 Daytona Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita, registering a 115 Speed Figure. In his other two 2020 starts, he finished first in the March 7 Nad Al Sheba Turf Sprint Sponsored by Arabian Adventures (G3) and fourth in a handicap race on Feb. 6 at Meydan Racecourse.
Wildman Jack will break from post 2 under Mike Smith.
His biggest rival in the race is Wesley Ward’s Bound for Nowhere, with a morning-line also at 5/2.
Also trained by Wesley Ward, the 6-year-old son of The Factor has a career record of 6-2-1 from 13 starts with earnings of $864,857.
He finished second in the March 21 San Simeon Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita, registering a Speed FIgure of 111, in what was his lone 2020 start.
Prior to that, he scored an Oct. 25 allowance optional claiming race at Belmont Park.
Bound for Nowhere will break from post 8 under Julio Garcia.
DARRS’ Extravagant Kid will break from post 1 under famed jockey Joel Rosario with a morning-line at 6/1.
The 7-year-old son of Kiss the Kid is trained by Brendan Walsh and has a career record of 14-11-6 from 42 starts with earnings of $821,210.
In 2020, he has two wins from three starts.
He scored a May 29 allowance race at Churchill Downs, finished fifth in the Feb. 22 Turf Dash Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs, and won the Jan. 18 Sunshine Millions Sprint Stakes (Black Type) at Gulfstream Park.
The rest of the field (post, morning-line) is set to include: Real News (post 3, 15/1); Tell Your Daddy (post 4, 30/1); Just Might (post 5, 50/1); Smart Remark (post 6, 50/1); Fast Boat (post 7, 8/1); Bound for Nowhere (post 8 5/2); Texas Wedge (post 9, 6/1); Totally Boss (post 10, 8/1); Tiger Blood (post 11, 12/1); Corruze (post 12, 50/1); Leinster (post 13, 12/1); Shared Legacy (post 14, 50/1); and Nitrous (post 15, 20/1).
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