The Darley Alcibiades is the first of five Grade 1 contests to be run during Fall Stars Weekend that kicks off Keeneland’s 17-day Fall Meet that runs through Oct. 27.
The Darley Alcibiades is a “Win and You’re In” race for the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Grey Goose Juvenile Fillies (G1) to be run Nov. 2 at Santa Anita.
The full field is led by three multiple winners, including two-time Calder stakes winner Rose to Gold. Owned by Kathleen Amaya and Raffaele Centofanti, Rose to Gold won the one-mile Lindsay Frolic by 13 lengths on Aug. 25 and came back three weeks later to win the Brave Raj at a mile and 70 yards by 13½ lengths. Sal Santoro trains Rose to Gold, a daughter of Friends Lake, who will be ridden by Jesus Rios from post position three.
Dolphus Morrison’s undefeated homebred graded stakes winner Gold Edge won the Arlington-Washington Lassie (G3) in her most recent start. Trained by Lon Wiggins, Gold Edge will break from post position seven under Chris Emigh.
Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Gary Barber and Debmar Stables’ Tara From the Cape, a winner of two of three starts that includes a score in the Tuck Greene Memorial at Delaware Park, will attempt to give trainer Todd Pletcher his first victory in the Darley Alcibiades. Ramon Dominguez has the riding assignment on Tara From the Cape, a daughter of Stonewall Farm Ocala stallion Leroidesanimaux (BRZ), who will break from post position 10. Tara From the Cape was bred by Stonewall Stallions.
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