Mrs. Revere Tops Saturday Action
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By Emily Shields for TVG
The $200,000 Mrs. Revere Stakes (G2) is a race for sophomore fillies at 1 1/16 miles on the grass and drew a field of seven. On the rail is Hendy Woods, a daughter of Uncle Mo trained by Mark Casse for Stonestreet Stables. She has won three of her six starts, and ran second in the Grade 2 Edgewood here on the Kentucky Oaks undercard. Tyler Gaffalione will be up for the first time on this stakes-winning filly, who was most recently sixth, but beaten just over three lengths, in Grade 1 company at Keeneland.
Drawn alongside is another Uncle Mo daughter, Positive Danger. She was a winner at Indiana Grand last out for trainer Anthony Granitz, and is two for three lifetime on the grass, both over this distance. Brian Hernandez, Jr. will ride.
Trainer Mike Maker brings in the nice filly Stunning Sky, a daughter of Declaration of War. She is coming off a win in the Grade 3 Valley View at Keeneland over today’s rival Princess Grace, who drew alongside. She was Grade 2 placed at Saratoga over the summer, but ran poorly in her only try on this course. Princess Grace was unbeaten going into the Valley View for Michael Stidham, but missed by a half-length. Florent Geroux has the call.
Paul McGee trains Pass the Plate, who is coming off a win at Keeneland in an off the turf allowance. She is a winner over this course, scoring in allowance company a year ago, and was stakes placed here in May behind top runner Sharing. Joe Talamo will ride the Temple City filly.
How Ironic and Witez complete the field. How Ironic was third in the Valley View, beaten just a length under Rafael Bejarano, who will ride again here. The Tonalist daughter was an allowance winner at Ellis Park in August, and does have a win over the distance, with five top three efforts in 12 starts. Witez, trained by Ian Wilkes, is a daughter of More Than Ready. She has one second place effort in three tries on the course, and no wins at the distance, but was Grade 3 placed at Saratoga in August after winning a one-mile allowance there in July. Julien Leparoux will ride.
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