Stakes Sunday: Star mares Sistercharlie, Elate lead the lineup

Stakes Sunday: Star mares Sistercharlie, Elate lead the lineup
Photo: Courtesy of NYRA

Each week, the NTRA will provide a guide to the best stakes races in North America and beyond. Races are listed in chronological order (all times Eastern). 
Keeneland's Fall Stars Weekend concludes Sunday with three stakes races, two of which are Breeders’ Cup qualifiers. Belmont Park hosts three qualifying preps on Sunday while Santa Anita Park, host of this year’s Breeders’ Cup on November 1-2, offers one more “Win and You’re In” race.

NBC will present a live broadcast from Keeneland during a show airing from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

TVG will also offer fans and bettors a weekend full of prep races for the Breeders’ Cup and will also include coverage of champion Enable’s bid to capture a third straight Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.

Here's what to watch for:
 
Group 1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp (10:05 a.m.)
Superstar mare Enable (GB) will face 11 rivals and break from stall nine in her bid to win the Group 1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe for a record third time at Longchamp on Sunday. The 12-runner field is the smallest number of runners in the Arc since Dylan Thomas denied Youmzain in a similar-sized running in 2007. Enable, the mount of Frankie Dettori, extended her unbeaten run to 12 races when landing the Yorkshire Oaks in August and has won ten Group 1 races for John Gosden and owner Khalid Abdullah.
*Rating is based on HRN fan votes, which rank the Top Active Horses in training.
#SilksHorse / SireRankRatingTrainer / JockeyLast StartHRN
1French King
French Fifteen
 
6.07
H. Pantall
O. Peslier
1st, 2019 Grosser Preis von Berlin (G1) View Video
40-1
2Waldgeist
Galileo
 
7.45
A. Fabre
P. Boudot
1st, 2019 Prix Foy (G2) View Video
15-1
3Ghaiyyath
Dubawi
 
6.34
C. Appleby
W. Buick
1st, 2019 Grosser Preis von Baden (G1) View Video
10-1
4Kiseki
Rulership
 
5.79
K. Sumii
C. Soumillon
3rd, 2019 Prix Foy (G2) View Video
50-1
5Blast Onepiece
Harbinger
 
6.34
M. Otake
Y. Kawada
1st, 2019 Sapporo Kinen (G2)
40-1
6Fierement
Deep Impact
 
5.79
T. Tezuka
C. Lemaire
3rd, 2019 Sapporo Kinen (G2)
30-1
7Nagano Gold
Sixties Icon
 
4.79
V. Luka
M. Barzalona
3rd, 2019 Grand Prix de Deauville (G2) View Video
50-1
8Enable
Nathaniel
 
9.00
J. Gosden
F. Dettori
1st, 2019 Yorkshire Oaks (G1) View Video
3-5
9Magical
Galileo
 
8.69
A. O'Brien
D. O'Brien
1st, 2019 Irish Champion Stakes (G1) View Video
12-1
10Japan
Galileo
 
6.56
A. O'Brien
R. Moore
1st, 2019 Juddmonte International (G1) View Video
6-1
11Soft Light
Authorized
 
J. Rouget
Y. Take
2nd, 2019 Grand Prix de Deauville (G2) View Video
100-1
12Sottsass
Siyouni
 
6.27
J. Rouget
C. Demuro
1st, 2019 Prix Niel (G2) View Video
6-1
Grade 3 Futurity Stakes at Belmont Park (4:12 p.m.)
Leonard C. Green and Jonathan Green's Another Miracle headlines a talented field of six juveniles assembled for the Futurity, which offers an expenses-paid spot in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint. Trained by Gary Contessa, Another Miracle, with three starts, is the most experienced horse in the Futurity field, highlighted by a last-out score in the Skidmore on August 16 on the Saratoga turf.
Indian Summer Stakes at Keeneland (4:35 p.m.)
Ten Broeck Farm’s Kimari, the dominating winner of Saratoga’s Bolton Landing in her most recent start, heads a field of nine entered for the Indian Summer Stakes, a Breeders’ Cup Challenge race that provides the winner a fees-paid berth into the $1 million Juvenile Turf Sprint. Trained by Wesley Ward, Kimari debuted here on the main track April 25 with a 15-length victory. From there she went to Royal Ascot in England and finished second in a field of 25 in the Group 2 Queen Mary.
*Rating is based on HRN fan votes, which rank the Top Active Horses in training.
RankSilksHorse / SireRatingTrainer / JockeyLast StartStatus
 Old Chestnut
Speightstown
5.59
M. Casse
T. Gaffalione
1st, 2019 Ontario Racing Stakes (LS) View Video
Entered
 Kimari
Munnings
5.67
W. Ward
M. Smith
1st, 2019 Bolton Landing (LS) View Video
Entered
 Mystic Lancelot
Into Mischief
5.84
T. Pletcher
J. Castellano
9th, 2019 Summer (G1) View Video
Entered
 Shippingport
Midshipman
4.79
G. Simms
C. Lanerie
2nd, ElP MSW (7/12/2019-R5)
Entered
 Fast Scene
Fast Anna
5.45
T. Hamm
G. Saez
1st, 2019 Woodbine Cares Stakes (LS) View Video
Entered
 Axiomo
Tapiture
5.34
M. Yanakov
A. Beschizza
8th, 2019 Kentucky Downs Juvenile Turf Sprint (LS)
Entered
 Rockcrest
Old Forester
4.79
N. Burke
L. Saez
2nd, 2019 Bull Page (RS) View Video
Entered
 Johnny Unleashed
Colonel John
4.79
E. Foster
J. McKee
7th, 2019 Kentucky Downs Juvenile Turf Sprint (LS)
Entered
 Cimney Rock
Artie Schiller
M. Maker
J. Ortiz

Entered



Grade 1 Flower Bowl at Belmont Park (4:47 p.m.)
Champion Sistercharlie (IRE) will look to add another Grade 1 victory to her robust resume when she contests the Flower Bowl Invitational, a "Win and You're In" event for the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf. The brilliant Sistercharlie, who has finished out of the exacta just once in her 13-race career and amassed $3.7 million in earnings, enters the Flower Bowl on an incredible string of five straight Grade 1 victories, which began in July of last year in the Grade 1 Diana at Saratoga Race Course. The Peter Brant color-bearer has followed a nearly identical progression in the second half of 2019, beginning her truncated season with dominant wins in the Diana and Grade 1 Beverly D. Stakes.
Grade 2 Bourbon Stakes at Keeneland (5:10 p.m.)
Walking L Thoroughbreds’ undefeated Fighting Seabee and Three Diamonds Farm’s Field Pass, the 1-2 finishers in Saratoga’s Grade 3 With Anticipation Stakes in August, head a field of 14 for the Bourbon Stakes, a Breeders’ Cup Challenge race that provides the winner a fees-paid berth into the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf. Trained by three-time Dixiana Bourbon winner Kenny McPeek, Fighting Seabee won his debut going a mile on the turf at Ellis Park prior to his Saratoga triumph.
Rating is based on HRN fan votes, which rank the Top Active Horses in training.
RankSilksHorse / SireRatingTrainer / JockeyLast StartStatus
 Hurts So Good
Mineshaft
M. Robertson
O. Mojica
Entered
 Gear Jockey
Twirling Candy
G. Arnold II
T. Gaffalione
2nd, Sar MSW (8/31/2019-R8)
Entered
 Doc Boy
Into Mischief
5.12
M. Stidham
F. Lynch
3rd, 2019 Laurel Futurity Stakes (LS)
Entered
 The Third Secret
Tapit
B. Walsh
G. Saez
Entered
 Fighting Seabee
Summer Front
K. McPeek
B. Hernandez, Jr.
1st, 2019 With Anticipation (G3)
Entered
 Field Pass
Lemon Drop Kid
5.67
M. Maker
J. Ortiz
4th, 2019 Laurel Futurity Stakes (LS)
Entered
 Nettleton
Kantharos
3.79
J. Abreu
D. Cohen
1st, Bel MSW (9/6/2019-R4)
Entered
 Deviant
Daredevil
5.09
D. Pish
L. Luzzi
1st, 2019 Sunday Silence Stakes (LS)
Entered
 Prince Of Thieves
Into Mischief
4.79
M. Casse
F. Geroux
3rd, 2019 Kentucky Downs Juvenile Turf Sprint (LS)
Entered
 Peace Achieved
Declaration of War
4.79
M. Casse
M. Mena
1st, 2019 Kentucky Downs Juvenile Stakes (LS)
Entered
 Kid Mercury
Lemon Drop Kid
4.12
H. Motion
J. Bravo
Entered
 Art Collector
Bernardini
J. Sharp
L. Saez
2nd, Sar MSW (8/15/2019-R4)
Entered
 Ete Indien
Summer Front
P. Biancone
J. Leparoux
Entered
 Vitalogy
No Nay Never
4.79
B. Walsh
J. Castellano
3rd, 2019 Summer (G1) View Video
Entered
Grade 1 Frizette Stakes at Belmont Park (5:20 p.m.)
Quality Response will look to extend her winning West Coast ways into her first graded stakes contest, shipping her 2-for-2 record to New York as part of a seven-horse field in the Frizette, which will offer an all-fees paid berth to the $2 million Breeder's Cup Juvenile Fillies. It also serves as New York's first prep race in the "Road to the Kentucky Oaks," offering 10 qualifying points to the winner for the 2020 Grade 1 contest on May 1 at Churchill Downs. Quality Response surged onto the scene a 7 ¼-length winner against a 10-horse field in her debut on September 1 at Del Mar. Trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, the Quality Road filly handled the stretch out in distance to post a 5 ½-length score in her stakes debut next out in the Phone Chatter 18 days later at Los Alamitos.
Grade 1 Juddmonte Spinster Stakes at Keeneland (5:45 p.m.)
Merriebelle Stable’s Blue Prize (ARG), who scored her biggest U.S. victory last fall in the Spinster, will face four rivals Sunday as she tries to become the fourth horse to win the $500,000 race in consecutive years. Run at 1 1/8 miles, the Spinster is a Breeders’ Cup Challenge race with the winner getting a fees-paid berth into the $2 million Distaff. Trained by Ignacio Correas IV, Blue Prize has won one of four races in 2019 with the victory coming in her most recent start in the Summer Colony at Saratoga. Among those lining up to face Blue Prize are Grade 1 winners Elate and Dunbar Road.
Speakeasy Stakes at Santa Anita Park (6 p.m.)
A field of 11 juveniles passed the entry box for the five-furlong Speakeasy, a “Win and You’re In” qualifier for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint. Ginobili, last seen in the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity, switches to turf, while the filly Bulletproof One takes on the boys.
Rating is based on HRN fan votes, which rank the Top Active Horses in training.
RankSilksHorse / SireRatingTrainer / JockeyLast StartStatus
 Greg's Diva
Shackleford
5.09
P. D'Amato
T. Baze
1st, Dmr MSW (8/24/2019-R7)
Entered
 Alfie Solomons
Kantharos
W. Ward
V. Espinoza
Entered
 Commander
War Command
4.79
P. D'Amato
A. Cedillo
4th, 2019 Del Mar Juvenile Turf (LS)
Entered
 Mr. Tip
Mr Speaker
7.73
J. Sisterson
S. Doyle
1st, AP MSW (9/7/2019-R1)
Entered
 Bulletproof One
Idiot Proof
5.59
P. Miller
N. Arroyo
6th, 2019 Generous Portion (RS)
Entered
 Ginobili
Munnings
3.79
R. Baltas
D. Van Dyke
4th, 2019 Del Mar Futurity (G1)
Entered
 Raging Whiskey
Bourbon Courage
6.06
D. O'Neill
R. Bejarano
1st, 2019 Capote Stakes (RS)
Entered
 Square Deal
Square Eddie
5.67
S. Callaghan
F. Prat
1st, 2019 I'm Smokin (RS)
Entered
 Absolute Weapon
Oxbow
A. Lerner
M. Garcia
Entered
 Biddy Duke
Bayern
5.45
A. Lerner
A. Gryder
3rd, ElP MSW (7/4/2019-R6)
Entered
 El Tigre Terrible
Smiling Tiger
4.84
P. Miller
R. Fuentes
5th, SA MSW (5/17/2019-R3)
Entered

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