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Campanelle Headlines Buffalo Trace Franklin County
Campanelle (left) in the (Credit: Megan Ridgwell)

Campanelle Headlines Buffalo Trace Franklin County

LEXINGTON, KY – Stonestreet Stables’ Campanelle, a 2-time Group 1 winner in Europe, heads a field of 12 fillies and mares entered Sunday for Friday’s 25th running of the $150,000 Buffalo Trace Franklin County (G3) going 5 1/2 furlongs on the turf.

The Buffalo Trace Franklin County will go as the ninth race on Friday’s 10-race program with a 5:16 PM ET post time. First post Friday is 1 PM.

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Trained by Wesley Ward, Campanelle will be making her first start since being unplaced in the Prix de Maurice de Gheest (G1) at Deauville in August. Joel Rosario will have the mount aboard the winner of the 2021 Commonwealth Cup (G1) at Royal Ascot and exit post position 4.

Also figuring to attract interest are the 1-2 finishers from last month’s Mint Ladies Sprint (G3) at Kentucky Downs: In Good Spirits and Catch a Bid.

Bal Mar Equine’s In Good Spirits, trained by Al Stall Jr., scored a 2-length victory at Kentucky Downs and in the race prior to that was runner-up in the Caress (G3) at Saratoga in July. John Velazquez has the mount on In Good Spirits, who will leave from post position 5.

Highlander Training Center’s Catch a Bid, trained by Joe Sharp, won the West Virginia Senate President’s Cup at Mountaineer in August prior to her Kentucky Downs race. She drew post position 6 and will be ridden by Tyler Gaffalione.

The field for the Buffalo Trace Franklin County, with riders and weights from the inside, is:

  1. She’s So Special (Flavien Prat, 120)
  2. Ambassador Luna (James Graham, 120)
  3. Lagertha (Hector Berrios, 120)
  4. Campanelle (Rosario, 122)
  5. In Good Spirits (Velazquez, 122)
  6. Catch a Bid (Gaffalione, 120)
  7. Lead Guitar (Ricardo Santana Jr., 120)
  8. Violenza (Chris Landeros, 120)
  9. Elle Z (Mitchell Murrill, 120)
  10. Yes It’s Ginger (Marcelino Pedroza Jr., 120)
  11. Signify (Florent Geroux, 120)
  12. Change of Control (Colby Hernandez, 122)

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