Star Studded Field Set for $500,000 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic

Star Studded Field Set for $500,000 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic

Category : News - Sat 02/05/2015 - 04:34 EDT

Seek Again, the runner-up in the 2014 Woodford Reserve (G1), has been tabbed as the morning line favorite at odds of 4-1 for trainer Bill Mott. Bred and owned by Juddmonte Farms, the five-year-old son of Speightstown has won five of his thirteen starts and has been on the shelf since finishing ninth in the Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1). He has been training steadily for his return to the races and will have Joel Rosario in the irons from post position nine.

Stephanie’s Kitten taking on the boys

Second choice at 9-2 on the morning line is Stephanie’s Kitten, the lone mare taking on male rivals. Trained by Chad Brown and a homebred for Ken and Sarah Ramsey, she is a nine-time career winner and is a perfect three-for-three over the Churchill Downs lawn. She was last seen winning the Hillsborough (G3) in her first start of the year. John Velazquez will be in the irons and they are scheduled to break from post eight.

Optimizer trying to regain competitive form

Also in the field at morning line odds of 12-1 is Optimizer for trainer Jose Fernandez. A six-year-old son of English Channel, he is a five-time career winner and is trying to earn his first victory since February of 2013. After going winless from four outings last year, he went to the sidelines following a seventh-place finish in the Shadwell Turf Mile (G1). Corey Lanerie will be in aboard and they will break from the rail.

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