Fall Meet begins Friday
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 29, 2015) — Keeneland’s Fall Meet opens Friday with Magdalena Racing’s undefeated Dothraki Queen (G2), winner of the Pocahontas at Churchill Downs in her most recent start, heading a field of 11 2-year-old fillies running in the 1-1/16-mile $400,000 Darley Alcibiades (G1). The Fall Meet runs through Oct. 24.
The Darley Alcibiades is a “Win and You’re In” race for the $2 million 14 Hands Winery Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) to be run at Keeneland Oct. 31. Post time for the Darley Alcibiades, which goes as the ninth race of the afternoon is 5:30 p.m. First post is 1:05 p.m.
Trained by three-time Darley Alcibiades winner Kenny McPeek, Dothraki Queen secured a spot in the gate for the Breeders’ Cup by virtue of her victory in the Pocahontas. Corey Lanerie retains the mount on the daughter of Pure Prize and will exit post position nine.
McPeek’s Darley Alcibiades winners are She’s A Devil Due (2000), Take Charge Lady (2001) and Dream Empress (2008).
The other Grade 2 winner who passed the entry box Tuesday is Winchell Thoroughbreds’ homebred Just Wicked.
The beaten favorite in the Pocahontas, Just Wicked has won two of four starts with her stakes triumph coming in the 6½-furlong Adirondack at Saratoga. Trained by Steve Asmussen, the Tapit filly will be ridden by Jose Ortiz and break from post position 11.
The field for the Darley Alcibiades, with riders, from the rail out is as follows: Gomo (Mario Gutierrez), Marquee Miss (Florent Geroux), Put Da Blame On Me (Robby Albarado), Decked Out (Kent Desormeaux), Ma Can Do It (Paco Lopez), Little Cherie (Luis Saez), Dream Dance (Brian Hernandez Jr.), Lookout Sister (John Velazquez), Dothraki Queen (Lanerie), Princess Kennedy (Joe Johnson) and Just Wicked (Ortiz). All starters will carry 118 pounds.