Good Betting Options for Valley View

Category : News - Wed 16/10/2013 - 20:29 EDT

A full field of 12, with two more on the Also Eligibles list, have been entered for the Grade III Pin Oak Valley View Stakes on Friday at Keeneland. The race is for three year-old fillies going one mile in the turf.  Drawing high weight of 122 lbs and the inside rail will be Nellie Cashman, a contender in this based off her recent run in the Grade II Woodford Reserve Lake Placid Stakes at Saratoga. She won that one after sitting just off the pace, but had drifted out in the stretch enough to draw an interference foul, and was DQ’d to third.

A few graded-stakes winners will be in the field

Prior to that she had won the Grade III Virginia Oaks at Colonial Downs with the same stalking style. She’s been made the co-second choice at 5-1, along with Overheard, who has yet to finish out of the money in six stakes races this season, including a pair of place finishes in Grade III events at Keeneland back in April and more recently at Woodbine. She has only one win during that streak, however, taking the 6 ½ furlong Alywow Stakes on the Woodbine turf by a nose.

Favorite has been close at higher level

The morning line favorite at 2-1 is Summer of Fun, who has been lightly raced in her three-year-old season, with only four starts this year. She had finished 2012 with a third-place run in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, but started this year win in $75,000 AOC company. Since then she has a second and another win in minor stakes events,  and most recently ran fifth in the  Grade I Garden City at Belmont. She was less than two lengths off the winner, however, and missed second by a half-length. The cut back in distance from that one should help here as well.

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