Brown Aiming For Fourth Win In Grade 2 Appalachian At Keeneland

Paul Pompa Jr.’s Regal Glory, runner-up in the Sweetest Chant (G3) at Gulfstream Park this winter, heads a field of 11 3-year-old fillies entered Thursday for Sunday’s 31st running of the $200,000 Appalachian Presented by Japan Racing Association (G2) going a mile on the turf.

The Appalachian will go as the eighth race on Sunday’s nine-race program with a 4:57 p.m. ET post time. First post time Sunday is 1:05 p.m.

Regal Glory is trained by Chad Brown, who has won this race three times this decade with Dayatthespa (2012), Lady Eli (2015) and last year with Rushing Fall. Jose Ortiz, who has been aboard all three times Regal Glory has run, will have the mount Sunday and break from post position nine.

Brown also will send out Juddmonte Farms’ homebred Clause, who won her only career race going a mile at Gulfstream on Feb. 9. Clause will break from post position one under Irad Ortiz Jr.

Also figuring to garner attention from patrons Sunday is Three Chimneys Farm’s homebred Princesa Carolina.

Trained by Kenny McPeek, Princesa Carolina came off a four-month layoff to run second in the Herecomesthebride (G3) at Gulfstream on March 2. A troubled fifth in the JPMorgan Chase Jessamine (G2) here last fall, Princesa Carolina will be ridden by Brian Hernandez Jr. and break from post position five.

The field for the Appalachian Presented by Japan Racing Association, with riders and weights, from the rail out is: Clause (Irad Ortiz Jr., 118 pounds), Winning Envelope (Carolos Marquez Jr., 118), Catch a Thrill (John Velazquez, 118), The Mackam Bullet (IRE) (Tyler Gaffalione, 118), Princesa Carolina (Hernandez Jr., 118), Angel Alessandra (Florent Geroux, 118), Naughty Joker (Javier Castellano, 118), Hard Legacy (Julien Leparoux, 118), Regal Glory (Jose Ortiz, 118), Beautiful Ballad (Adam Beschizza, 118) and Primela (FR)(Luis Saez, 118).

The post Brown Aiming For Fourth Win In Grade 2 Appalachian At Keeneland appeared first on Horse Racing News | Paulick Report.

DYFD Winter - 300x90

Comments are closed.