INGLEWOOD, Calif. (October 2, 2012)—Speedinthruthecity, a first out winner June 21 during the Spring/Summer meet at Betfair Hollywood Park, will make her first appearance outside California in the $400,000 Darley Alcibiades Friday at Keeneland.
A Grade I for 2-year-old fillies at 1 1/16 miles over Polytrack, the Alcibiades is the main event on Keeneland’s opening day program. It is the ninth of 10 races and the scheduled post time is 2:21 p.m. PDT. Track gates at Betfair Hollywood Park will open at 10:15 a.m. for simulcasts.
Owned by Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC and trained by Peter Miller, Speedinthruthecity graduated by three-quarters of a length over turf prior to three consecutive stakes appearances.
The daughter of City Zip and the Thunder Gulch mare License to Speed was runner-up behind the undefeated Executiveprivilege in both the Landaluce July 14 at Betfair Hollywood Park and the Grade III Sorrento Aug. 8 at Del Mar. She followed those performances with a third place finish – beaten by a head – as the 3-2 favorite in the Oak Tree Juvenile Fillies Turf Sept. 3 at Del Mar.
A $30,000 yearling purchase, Speedinthruthecity has earned $102,000 in her four starts.
The Alcibiades field also includes Pure Indy, a debut winner for trainer Craig Dollase who is stabled at Betfair Hollywood Park. The daughter of Pure Prize and the A.P. Indy mare Gatherindy, rallied from last to prevail by 1 ¼ lengths Sept. 1 at Del Mar for owners West Point Thoroughbreds and Lakland.
From inside out, the field for the Darley Alcibiades: Pure Indy, Victor Espinoza rides, 118 pounds; Kitten’s Dumplings, Javier Castellano, 118; Rose to Gold, Jesus Rios, 118; Almost an Angel, Elvis Trujillo, 118; Fully Living, David Cohen, 118; Broken Spell, Rajiv Maragh, 118; Gold Edge, Chris Emigh, 118; La Song, Jeffrey Sanchez, 118; Spring in the Air, Patrick Husbands, 118; Tara From the Cape, Ramon Dominguez, 118; Skyfall, John Velazquez, 118; Speedinthruthecity, Julien Leparoux, 118; Magical Moon, Rosie Napravnik, 118; Dancinginthecircle, Robby Albarado and also-eligibles, Dear Zayed, James Graham, 118 and Cloudy Vow, Graham.
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