Breeders’ Cup Winner New Money Honey Heads Field of 12 for Appalachian
Keeneland Barn Notes
New Money Honey, last seen winning the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) in November at Santa Anita, heads a field of 12 3-year-old fillies and one also-eligible entered Sunday for the 29th running of the $125,000 Appalachian (G3) Presented by Japan Racing Association.
The Appalachian will go as the eighth race on Thursday’s nine-race program with a 4:57 p.m. ET post time. First post time Thursday is 1:05 p.m.
Trained by Chad Brown and owned by e Five Racing Thoroughbreds, New Money Honey will be ridden by regular partner Javier Castellano and break from post position four.
Three of the fillies who chased New Money Honey at Santa Anita will tackle the daughter of Medaglia d’Oro in her season debut.
Treadway Racing Stable’s Coasted will take her third shot at New Money Honey. Trained by Leah Gyarmati, Coasted finished third behind New Money Honey in the Miss Grillo (G3) prior to the Breeders’ Cup.
Second to fellow Appalachian rival Dream Dancing in the Herecomesthebride (G3) in her lone 2017 start, Coasted will be ridden by Irad Ortiz Jr. and break from post position six.
Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider’s Lull, who set the pace in the Breeders’ Cup before finishing fourth, will be making her 2017 debut. Trained by Christophe Clement, Lull finished second here last fall in the JPMorgan Chase Jessamine (G3). Jose Ortiz has the mount on Lull and will break from post position 10.
John Oxley’s La Coronel, who finished sixth as the favorite in the Breeders’ Cup, was second in the Florida Oaks (G3) at Tampa Bay Downs on March 11 in her 2017 debut. Winner of the JPMorgan Chase Jessamine, La Coronel is trained by Mark Casse and will be ridden by Florent Geroux. La Coronel will exit post position two.
The field for the Appalachian, from the inside out, is: Dream Dancing (Julien Leparoux, 120 pounds), La Coronel (Geroux, 120), Proctor’s Ledge (Corey Lanerie, 118), New Money Honey (Castellano, 123), Bellavais (John Velazquez, 118), Coasted (Ortiz Jr., 118), Journey Home (Trevor McCarthy, 120), Like a Hurricane (Declan Cannon, 118), Dynatail (Orlando Bocachica, 120), Lull (Ortiz, 118), Morticia (Jose Lezcano, 118) and Purely a Dream (Robby Albarado, 118). Also-eligible: Ghostly Presence (Joel Rosario, 120).