A field of 10 juveniles will vie in Saturday’s $125,000 Bashford Manor Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs. The six-furlong attraction features five entrants who won last time out, as well as a contender who has previously achieved stakes glory.

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This is the field:


Phantom Boss Career Racing Stats

2 Starts
1 Wins
1 Place
0 Show
Total Career Earnings: $55,900

Top BRIS Speed rating (93) in maiden win

Owner: Bada Beng Racing LLC, Tom Beckerle, Terry Lovingier, Amanda Navarro
Breeder: Terry Lovingier (CA)
Trainer: Jorge Periban
Jockey: Rafael Bejarano

Sire: Shackleford
Dam: Bossy Belle
Color: Chestnut

California import has impressed in both lifetime races to date. The Golden State-bred colt was visually impressive in his maiden win most recently, and the chestnut sports the top BRIS Speed figures in the field. Regular rider Rafael Bejarano comes out to ride and he could be on the winner if able to negotiate a nice trip from the tricky rail post.


SNELL YEAH

Snell Yeah Career Racing Stats

2 Starts
0 Wins
1 Place
0 Show
Total Career Earnings: $24,000

Top BRIS Speed rating (86) in maiden second

Owner: St. Simon Place LLC, Scott Stephens
Breeder: St. Simon Place, Betsy Wells and Scott Stephens (KY)
Trainer: John Ennis
Jockey: Gabriel Saez

Sire: Graydar
Dam: Joyous Music
Color: Gray/Roan

This colt showed nice improvement second time out when runner-up behind a highly rated runner on this oval. The Kentucky-bred has good local experience, and he wouldn’t be a surprise with improvement off of his latest performance. Gabriel Saez inherits the mount.


ALEC AND ARTHUR

Alec and Arthur Career Racing Stats

3 Starts
2 Wins
0 Place
1 Show
Total Career Earnings: $104,173

Top BRIS Speed rating (80) in debut maiden victory

Owner: Hat Creek Racing
Breeder: Brookdale Thoroughbreds LLC (KY)
Trainer: John Hancock
Jockey: Tyler Gaffalione

Sire: Successful Appeal
Dam: Great Connection
Color: Bay

Two-time winner was a nice third in the Kentucky Juvenile Stakes in his lone setback to date. $22,000 yearling purchase has good early pace and looks to be coming up to his first graded try in strong form after a bullet four furlongs earlier in the week. The bay will be forwardly placed from the opening bell in this dash.


Rookie Salsa Career Racing Stats

3 Starts
2 Wins
0 Place
1 Show
Total Career Earnings: $112,975

Top BRIS Speed rating (80) in maiden win

Owner: Designated Hitters Racing LLC
Breeder: Mikhail Yanakov, Olympia Star LLC (FL)
Trainer: Jeremiah O’Dwyer
Jockey: Angel Suarez

Sire: Two Step Salsa
Dam: Kalambaka Queen
Color: Dark Bay

Kentucky Juvenile Stakes winner ran into a fine top pair when third in the Tremont Stakes at Belmont Park in advance of this endeavor. The dark bay colt rallied for a win on this course in his lone prior attempt here, and the late runner will benefit if the pace is fast and contested today.


FINNICK THE FIERCE

Finnick the Fierce Career Racing Stats

1 Starts
1 Wins
0 Place
0 Show
Total Career Earnings: $19,840

Top BRIS Speed rating (67) in debut victory

Owner: Arnaldo Monge and Rey Hernandez
Breeder: Paige Jillian Blue Sky Stables (KY)
Trainer: Rey Hernandez
Jockey: Abel Lezcano

Sire: Dialed In
Dam: Southern Classic
Color: Chestnut

Kentucky-bred was resilient in posting a professional win at Indiana Grand on debut. The intriguing colt was well backed in that first offering, and despite his low BRIS Speed number, he could be a factor at a price with expected improvement. Abel Lezcano will once again be at the controls atop the youngster.


SILENT MALICE

Silent Malice Career Racing Stats

2 Starts
0 Wins
0 Place
1 Show
Total Career Earnings: $12,350

Top BRIS Speed rating (71) in maiden third

Owner: Chuck and Maribeth Sandford LLC
Breeder: Millennium Farms (KY)
Trainer: Patrick Bryne
Jockey: Chris Landeros

Sire: Palace Malice
Dam: Sunshineandsilence
Color: Bay

This third-time starter showed a nice turn of foot once clear last time out following a tough voyage. The $60,000 yearling purchase comes back with just six days rest in an aggressive move from conditioner Pat Byrne. We see the bay as a wildcard who could be a contender with a cleaner trip in this spot.


JAMMING CAMERON

Jamming Cameron Career Racing Stats

4 Starts
1 Wins
1 Place
0 Show
Total Career Earnings: $29,260

Top BRIS Speed rating (66) in maiden victory

Owner: Tommy C. Short
Breeder: Calumet Farm (KY)
Trainer: Tommy C. Short
Jockey: Aaron Court

Sire: Oxbow
Dam: Tango Juliet
Color: Dark Bay

This outsider was outrun in an allowance race in his Churchill Downs debut in advance of today. Gelded son of Oxbow graduated two prior in game fashion but will need a lifetime best to factor with this cast.


Verb Career Racing Stats

2 Starts
0 Wins
0 Place
2 Show
Total Career Earnings: $15,350

Top BRIS Speed rating (82) in maiden third last out

Owner: Calumet Farm
Breeder: Cave Brook Farm (KY)
Trainer: Keith Desormeaux
Jockey: James Graham

Sire: Dialed In
Dam: Pajama Bottom
Color: Dark Bay

$65,000 son of Dialed In has finished third in both of his lifetime showings including a good effort at Churchill Downs most recently. This interesting prospect is bred to handle a bit more ground and should relish the six panels in this heat. Verb could break his maiden in this graded event with a healthy move forward.


TWO LAST WORDS

Two Last Words Career Racing Stats

1 Starts
1 Wins
0 Place
0 Show
Total Career Earnings: $26,040

Top BRIS Speed rating (64) in debut win

Owner:  Deann Baer
Breeder: Deann Baer and Greg Baer DVM (IN)
Trainer: Tim Glyshaw
Jockey: Corey Lanerie

Sire: Commissioner
Dam: My Peg
Color: Bay

This gelding led throughout in a debut win in an off-the-turf sprint at Indiana Grand. The Indiana-bred will have to get faster to challenge this decent field at this stage of his development, but he did flash speed and draws well with the other pace in the cast inside of him. February foal gets a rider upgrade to Corey Lanerie.


Rowdy Yates Career Racing Stats

1 Starts
1 Wins
0 Place
0 Show
Total Career Earnings: $30,128

Top BRIS Speed rating (80) in tally at first asking

Owner: L and N Racing LLC
Breeder: Tracy Rene Strachan (OK)
Trainer: Steve Asmussen
Jockey: Ricardo Santana Jr.

Sire: Morning Line
Dam: Spring Station
Color: Dark Bay

Oklahoma-bred was a wire-to-wire victor on debut on this oval for Steve Asmussen. The $42,000 son of Morning Line was not asked late in his impressive first-out tally, and he shows a pair of solid morning drills on the strip in the interim. Drawing widest in the field could be a blessing for the major contender, as well.