Tuesday’s 11th race from Kentucky Downs is the $400,000 Music City Stakes for 3-year-old fillies dashing six and one-half furlongs on the turf course (Post Time 6:36 p.m. ET).
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#7 SHE’S SO SPECIAL (12-1) lost her punch at one mile in the San Clemente (G2) July 25. She clearly does her best work in turf sprints and figures to stalk the pace for the productive Flavien Prat and Peter Miller combination.
#9 Lighthouse (8-1) ran well in all five turf sprints in California. Sharp turf rider Umberto Rispoli wins races with Simon Callaghan and I like her running style versatility.
#10 Kimari (3-1) has only finished out of the exacta once in seven starts, and that was a rallying 4th in the BC Juvenile Turf Sprint (G2) last fall. She was a speed horse in her first three starts as a juvenile, but has turned into a closer recently. The return from Ascot is probably not a big deal. She returned from across the pond and easily won her first start back in the states last summer.
#5 Enola Gay (9-2) ran out of stamina as the beaten favorite in the Saratoga Oaks Aug. 16. She powerfully rallied to win her career debut at this course and distance a bit more than a year ago, and started 2020 with a smart victory in the Appalachian (G2) at one mile July 11. She might finish full of run at this shorter trip in her third start after a layoff. Julien Leparoux has ridden her twice and she won both times.
#11 Miss J McKay (10-1) fired trifecta shots in all five turf sprint attempts. She earned her best number yet at Saratoga July 31 and should be finishing.
#6 She’s My Type (5-1) rediscovered her winning form in the Coronation Cup at Saratoga July 31. She is a decent late runner in turf sprints for the productive Joel Rosario/Christophe Clement team.
#8 Finite (6-1) was on the road to the Kentucky Oaks before undergoing ankle surgery after a flat 4th in the FG Oaks (G2). She easily went all the way at this course/distance last September and that was the only time Jose Ortiz rode her. She looms a pace factor at the very least.
#7 to win
Recent Best Bet Winners
Sept 3 - GIRL DADDY ($8.60), Exacta ($22.80)
Sept 10 - ALITTLELESSTALK ($9.00)