Distaff: Finley’sluckycharm Tries To Keep Perfect Churchill Record Intact

by | 05.01.2018 | 5:22pm

Carl Moore Management's Finley'sluckycharm, undefeated in six starts at Churchill Downs, will try to keep her record perfect as she faces seven other fillies and mares in the Humana Distaff Saturday on the Kentucky Derby program at the Louisville, Ky., racetrack.

The Humana Distaff will go as the day's sixth race with a 1:13 p.m. post time.

Trained by Bret Calhoun, Finley'sluckycharm comes into Saturday's race off her first Grade I victory that came in the Madison at Keeneland. It was her second graded-stakes victory at Keeneland and eighth in Kentucky in eight starts.

Brian Hernandez Jr., who has been aboard for her past 11 starts, has the mount Saturday and will break from post position one.

Two other runners who finished in the four-horse photo with Finley'sluckycharm in the Madison are back to try again in Alpha Delta Stables' Lewis Bay and Kaleem Shah's American Gal.

Trained by Chad Brown, Lewis Bay returns to Churchill Downs where she finished third in the 2016 Kentucky Oaks (GI). Irad Ortiz Jr. has the mount and will break from post position five.

Winner of the Test (GI) last year, American Gal was coming off an eight-month layoff in her fourth-place finish in the Madison. Trained by Simon Callaghan, American Gal will be ridden by Jose Ortiz and break from post position eight.

The field for the Humana Distaff, with riders and weights from the rail out, is: Finley'sluckycharm (Hernandez Jr., 123 pounds), Salty (Tyler Gaffalione, 118), Ivy Bell (Javier Castellano, 120), Skye Diamonds (Mike Smith, 120), Lewis Bay (I. Ortiz Jr., 118), Miner's Cat (John Velazquez, 118), Torrent (Jose Lezcano, 118) and American Gal (J. Ortiz, 118).

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