Finite comes off layoff to face Kimari in Music City Stakes

Finite comes off layoff to face Kimari in Music City Stakes
Photo: Eclipse Sportswire

Fillies and mares will be in the spotlight Tuesday, with three stakes headlining the penultimate card of the Kentucky Downs meet, which was rescheduled from Sunday. The $400,000 Untapable Stakes for 2-year-old filly sprinters and $400,000 Music City Stakes for 3-year-old filly sprinters are new this year, with the $500,000 TVG Stakes at 1 5/16 miles in its 10th running.

Here's a look at the Music City Stakes at 6 1/2 furlongs (11th race, 6:36 p.m. ET):

Kimari, scratched out of Saturday’s $500,000, Grade 3 Real Solution Ladies Sprint, is the 3-1 favorite, with trainer Wesley Ward also entering her in Wednesday’s closing-day feature, the $500,000 Franklin-Simpson (G3) against males. In two starts this year, Kimari won Oaklawn Park’s Purple Martin in the slop then was a rallying second after being left at the start in Royal Ascot’s Commonwealth Cup (G1) in England. Kimari was one of the top 2-year-old turf sprinters of either sex.

Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Finite, who stamped herself as one of the best of her generation over the winter, comes in off almost a six-month layoff following the surgical removal of a bone chip after a fourth-place finish in the Fair Grounds Oaks (G2). After winning a Kentucky Downs maiden race a year ago in her only start on turf, Finite reeled off four stakes victories on dirt, capped by the Rachel Alexandra (G2) in New Orleans.

The Shug McGaughey-trained Enola Gay, winner of Keeneland’s Appalachian (G2) at a mile before finishing fifth in the 1 3/16-mile Saratoga Oaks, shortens back to sprinting over the course where she won her debut last year. She’s My Type, trained by Christophe Clement, won Saratoga’s $100,000 Coronation Cup in her last start and never runs a bad race.

Santa Anita stakes-winner She’s So Special and Lighthouse ship in from California. Other contenders include Florida Oaks (G3) winner Outburst, Gulfstream Park Oaks (G2) runner-up Lucrezia and stakes-winners Miss J McKay and She’s So Special. Mom’s Red Lipstick, Fashionable Lady, Poseidon’s Passion and Lucky Jingle were early scratches for Saturday but will be eligible on Tuesday.

2020 Music City Stakes (LS)

*Rating is based on HRN fan votes, which rank the Top Active Horses in training.
RankSilksHorse / SireRatingTrainer / JockeyLast StartStatus
 Lucrezia
Into Mischief
4.84
A. Delacour
J. Graham
5th, 2020 Monmouth Oaks (G3) 
Entered
 Outburst
Outstrip
4.79
E. Kenneally
F. Geroux
5th, 2020 Indiana Grand (LS)
Entered
 Mom's Red Lipstick
Race Day
5.12
C. Block
R. Santana, Jr.
7th, Kee AlwOC (7/9/2020-R8)
Entered
 Bredenbury
Night Of Thunder
4.45
H. Motion
L. Saez
6th, 2020 Coronation Cup (LS) 
Entered
 Enola Gay
Uncle Mo
6.34
C. McGaughey III
J. Leparoux
5th, 2020 Saratoga Oaks (LS) 
Entered
 She's My Type
Dunkerque
5.12
C. Clement
J. Rosario
1st, 2020 Coronation Cup (LS) 
Entered
 She's So Special
Hard Spun
5.12
P. Miller
F. Prat
4th, 2020 San Clemente Stakes (G2) 
Entered
 Finite
Munnings
7.33
S. Asmussen
J. Ortiz
4th, 2020 Fair Grounds Oaks (G2) 
Entered
 Lighthouse
Mizzen Mast
4.79
S. Callaghan
U. Rispoli
2nd, 2020 Daisycutter Handicap (LS) 
Entered
 Kimari
Munnings
6.74
W. Ward
I. Ortiz, Jr.
2nd, 2020 Commonwealth Cup (G1) 
Entered
 Miss J Mckay
Hangover Kid
5.12
C. Lynch
T. Gaffalione
2nd, 2020 Coronation Cup (LS) 
Entered
 Hear My Prayer
The Big Beast
4.12
D. Fisher
R. Bejarano
1st, 2020 Melody of Colors (LS)
Entered
 Fashionable Lady
Declaration of War
5.59
M. Ewing
F. Geroux
10th, 2020 Indiana Grand (LS)
Entered
 Evil Lyn
Wicked Strong
5.12
M. Maker
S. Bridgmohan
3rd, 2020 Indiana Grand (LS)
Entered
 Poseidon's Passion
Poseidon's Warrior
J. Gulick
M. Murrill
8th, GP AlwOC (6/19/2020-R8)
Entered
 Lucky Jingle
Tonalist
4.45
H. Motion
J. Ortiz
3rd, 2019 Wait a While (LS)
Entered

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