The Pin Oak Valley View Stakes Preview and Free Betting Pick – Friday, October 16, 2020

The $150,000 Pin Oak Valley View Stakes will run as Race 9 on the Oct. 16 card at Keeneland.

The event for 3-year-olds will cover 1 1/16 miles on turf and include names like Antoinette and Walk In Marrakesh among the field of 12.

Here is a look at the top runners set for the Pin Oak Valley Stakes.

Antoinette, Walk In Marrakesh

The field is being headlined by Godolphin’s Antoinette. The Hard Spun filly is trained by William Mott.

She has a career record of 3-1-4 from nine starts and earnings of $533,750. In 2020, she has one win and one second from four outings.

Last time out, she took second in the Sept. 19 Belmont Oaks Invitational Stakes (G1) at Belmont Park, which followed a win in the Aug. 16 Saratoga Oaks Invitational Stakes (Black Type) at Saratoga. The latter resulted in a 108 Speed Figure.

Antoinette will break from the outside post 12 under jockey Manuel Franco.

Her biggest competition among the field will likely come from Walk In Marrakesh, owned by Merriebelle Stable. The Siyouni filly is trained by Ignacio Correas.

She is 3-4-1 from 11 career starts and has earnings of $153,955. In 2020, she has two runner-up finishes from five outings.

Her most-recent performance was a disappointing sixth-place finish in the Sept. 4 Edgewood Stakes presented by Frocht Bank (G2) at Churchill Downs. The second-place finishes include the July 11 Appalachian Stakes Presented by Japan Racing Association (G2) at Keeneland, where she registered a 108 Speed Figure.

Walk In Marrakesh will break from post 4 under Brian Joseph, Jr.


Another runner to pay attention to is Marc Detampel, TSF Thoroughbred Racing, and Rebecca Hillen’s Outburst. The filly from Outstrip is trained by Eddie Kenneally.

She has a career record of 3-1-0 from seven starts and earnings of $132,147. Her 2020 runs include two wins from five outings.

She finished fourth last time out in the Sept. 15 Music City Stakes (Black Type) at Kentucky Downs. Her victories include the March 7 Florida Oaks (G3) and a Feb. 7 allowance optional claiming race at Tampa Bay.

Outburst will break from post 10 under Florent Geroux.

The rest of the field (post, jockey) is set to include: Duopoly (post 1, T Gaffalione), In Good Spirits (post 2, M Mena), Princess Grace (post 3, S Bridgmohan), Witez (post 5, J R Leparoux), How Ironic (post 6, R Bejarano), Pranked (post 7, D Cohen), Lucky Betty (post 8, D Cannon), Sugar Fix (post 9, A Beschizza) and Stunning Sky (post 11, R Santana, Jr.).

Spooky Express Free Pick – Antoinette

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