What could be better than having experience over Kentucky Downs’ European style course? How about one with experience over the real thing?
And if that young turf specialist has such experience, is trained by Wesley Ward, and is entered to face males, it’s difficult not to be excited.
When the filly Kaufymaker (3-1) was last seen, she finished eighth but beaten a mere four lengths in the Group 2 Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot. against males. That day she had 16 rivals, a tall order, despite Ward’s success there; today only half that.
The filly is training steadily at her Kentucky base and Johnny Velazquez, who followed her to the UK, found his way to Franklin, KY. Only caveat is that we won’t accept any price significantly lower than her early line quote.
Like so many races this meet, the 6-1/2 furlong event is wide open. Exotically, you’re on your own…