The $98,000 Rags to Riches Overnight Stakes will run as Race 10 on the October 25th card at Churchill Downs.
The event for 2-year-old fillies will cover 1 1/16 miles and include names like Coach, Malibu Bird, Oliviaofthedesert, and Lady Traveler among the field of nine.
Here is a look at the top runners coming into the Rags to Riches Overnight Stakes.
Betting Preview: Coach, Malibu Bird
Kueber Racing’s Coach is set to make her stakes debut in the Rags to Riches, coming in as the 3/1 morning-line favorite. The daughter of 2014 Belmont Stakes (G1) runner-up Commissioner is trained by Brad Cox.
She has an undefeated record of 2-0-0 from two starts and earnings of $38,100.
The filly is coming off a September 15th allowance win at Indiana Grand Race Course, which followed an August 10th maiden special weight victory on debut at the track. She took those first two races by a combined 14 lengths.
Coach will break from Post 8 under jockey Florent Geroux.
She will be up against a field containing the 9/2 Malibu Bird, owned by Marylou Whitney Stables. The Malibu Moon filly is trained by Norm Casse.
She is 1-1-0 from three career starts and has earnings of $50,616.
The win came last time out in an October 3rd maiden special weight race at Keeneland, which followed a seventh-place finish in a September 4th maiden special weight race at Churchill Downs. Her debut performance was a runner-up effort in another on July 24th at Ellis Park.
Malibu Bird will break from Post 2 under rider Tyler Gaffalione.
Betting Preview: Oliviaofthedesert, Lady Traveler
Susan Moulton’s Oliviaofthedesert will also be among the field, coming in at 4/1. The daughter of Bernardini is trained by Kenneth McPeek.
She has a career record of 1-0-1 from four starts and earnings of $87,070.
Her most recent performance was a fifth-place finish in the October 2nd Darley Alcibiades Stakes (G1) at Keeneland. She also took third in the September 7th Mint Juvenile Fillies Stakes at Kentucky Downs and won an August 23rd maiden special weight race at Ellis Park.
Oliviaofthedesert will break from Post 4 under Brian Hernandez, Jr.
Owned by West Point Thoroughbreds, John Ballantyne, William Freeman, and Michael Valdes, Lady Traveler is coming in at 5/1. The Quality Road filly is trained by Dale Romans.
She is 1-0-1 from two career starts with earnings of $52,524.
The filly is coming off a September 27th maiden special weight victory at Churchill Downs, which followed a third-place run in another back on September 4th at the track.
Lady Traveler will break from Post 5 under Joseph Talamo.
The rest of the field (post, morning line) is set to include: Orsetto (Post 1, 8/1), Dash to the Top (Post 3, G. Saez), Salty as Can Be (Post 6, 5/1), Torsie’s Charm (Post 7, 20/1), and Midnight Ballerina (Post 9, 8/1).
Free Betting Pick
This race is pretty open, with the favorite only coming in at 3/1. Oliviaofthedesert is a solid choice that can provide better earnings with odds at 4/1. She has a good pedigree and has performed in stakes races, unlike the other top choices.
Spooky Express Free Pick: Oliviaofthedesert
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