An intriguing field of seven two-year-old fillies will travel one mile at Churchill Downs on Sunday in the $120,000 Rags to Riches Stakes. Five of the seven that are signed on for the event were victorious in their most recent race, led by dynamic debut heroine Specially.
Lady Glamour Career Racing Stats
Total Career Earnings: $62,615
Owner: Inga Demeritte
Breeder: BHMFR, LLC
Trainer: Larry Demeritte
Jockey: Julie Burke
Sire: Discreet Cat
Top BRIS Speed rating (84) when third in Debutante Stakes at Churchill Downs
This Kentucky-bred chestnut was eased in the stretch as the 3-5 choice at Ellis Park most recently, but she has worked well in the interim and looks ready to go today. The juvenile lass had a pair of wins sandwiched around a third-place finish in the Debutante Stakes prior to her latest, and her best performance could make her an exotics player in this affair.
Curlinesque Career Racing Stats
Total Career Earnings: $54,412
Owner: Belladonna Racing, LLC
Breeder: Southern Equine Stables, LLC
Trainer: Cherie DeVaux
Jockey: Tyler Gaffalione
Dam: Surprises Welcomed
Top BRIS Speed rating (80) in debut score at Churchill Downs
The $250,000 juvenile purchase ran to her price tag on debut beneath the Twin Spires when inching clear late under today’s pilot Tyler Gaffalione. This interesting prospect flashed early speed and showed some heart late at first asking, and she is bred to run at least this far. The April foal will be forwardly placed in her stakes debut.
Gone Glimmering Career Racing Stats
Total Career Earnings: $58,100
Owner: Sandra New and Aaron Haberman
Breeder: Amy Boulton
Trainer: Tom Amoss
Jockey: James Graham
Dam: Venus Rosewater
Top BRIS Speed rating (76) in Alcibiades Stakes (G1) fourth-place finish
The Tapiture filly lost ground at each call in a tough assignment at Keeneland most recently but could thrive with class relief in this spot. The Tom Amoss trainee was victorious in her first pair of lifetime runs and should improve in a second try going a route of ground. James Graham retains the mount atop the chestnut.
Specially Career Racing Stats
Total Career Earnings: $42,600
Owner: John Oxley
Breeder: Ikhana Farm
Trainer: Mark Casse
Jockey: Miguel Mena
Dam: Peace Process
Top BRIS Speed rating (95) in first-out victory at Keeneland
This expensive two-year-old buy was visually impressive in a dominant debut win over a fine field at Keeneland on debut. The $475,000 purchase, who is a half-sister to 2019 Belmont Stakes (G1) third Joevia, caught the eye in Lexington and was flattered when the runner-up out of that dash came back to graduate next time out. The likely one to beat might just be scratching the surface.
Finite Career Racing Stats
Total Career Earnings: $114,000
Owner: Winchell Thoroughbreds, LLC et al
Breeder: Winchell Thoroughbreds, LLC
Trainer: Steve Asmussen
Jockey: Ricardo Santana, Jr.
Top BRIS Speed rating (98) in a maiden race at Saratoga
Speedy daughter of Munnings has run well in each of her trio of career outings leading up to this point for conditioner Steve Asmussen. The $200,000 two-year-old purchase moves back to the dirt following a maiden triumph on the green at Kentucky Downs most recently, and she might be the one to catch in this affair. If the chestnut can carry her speed one mile she will be tough to pass in the stretch under Ricardo Santana, Jr.
Spotted Ghost Career Racing Stats
Total Career Earnings: $19,696
Owner: Douglas Scharbauer
Breeder: Douglas Scharbauer
Trainer: Bret Calhoun
Jockey: Brian Hernandez, Jr.
Dam: Spotted Heart
Color: Dark Bay
Top BRIS Speed rating (76) in maiden victory at Remington Park
This Bret Calhoun trainee rebounded from a dismal debut showing with a smart tally at Remington Park last time out. The daughter of Ghostzapper faces a tough field today, however, and she will need marked improvement to upset this group. Brian Hernandez, Jr. inherits the mount.
Lucky Jingle Career Racing Stats
Total Career Earnings: $78,900
Owner: Alex G. Campbell, Jr.
Breeder: Royal Oak Farm, LLC et al
Trainer: Graham Motion
Jockey: Julien Leparoux
Dam: No Splits
Color: Dark Bay
Top BRIS Speed rating (83) in allowance victory at Keeneland
The Kentucky-bred daughter of Tonalist was visually impressive in drawing off to a big allowance tally at Keeneland while making her first run on the dirt last time out. The dark bay filly has improved her BRIS Speed figure with each lifetime performance, and she rates as the wildcard in the cast. Julien Leparoux picks up the assignment atop the Kentucky-bred and will be rallying her from off the pace on this occasion.