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Fantasy Stakes Contender Spotlight: Harvey’s Lil Goil
Harvey's Lil Goil winning the Busanda (Credit: NYRA / Elsa Lorieul)

Fantasy Stakes Contender Spotlight: Harvey’s Lil Goil

HOT SPRINGS, AR – Trainer Bill Mott will send Harvey’s Lil Goil after her third straight score Friday when she enters the starting gate for the $400,000 Fantasy Stakes (G3) at Oaklawn Park.

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After finishing a well-beaten fourth while making her debut over the Aqueduct turf in November, Harvey’s Lil Goil switched to dirt for her second start and took a one-turn mile maiden special weight by 6 lengths in December. Stretching out to 1 1/8 miles in February’s Busanda Stakes, she drew off impressively to win by 7 1/2 lengths.

Mott has kept Harvey’s Lil Goil in training since the Busanda, with her most recent work a bullet 4-furlong best-of-six time of :48.20 at Payson Park. The American Pharoah filly will carry Martin Garcia for the first time and races for co-owners The Estate of Harvey Clarke (who also bred her) and Paul Braverman.

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The Fantasy is a Kentucky Oaks (G1) prep race awarding a total of 170 points to the top four finishers. The winner will receive 100 points, with 40 going to second, 20 to third, and 10 to fourth.

Here is the full field for the Fantasy (click on each horse’s name to read an exclusive preview):

PostHorseJockeyTrainerMorning Line Odds
1Ice PrincessKendrick CarmoucheDanny Gargan20/1
2Venetian HarborFlavien PratRichard Baltas2/1
3Swiss SkydiverBrian Hernandez, Jr.Kenny McPeek6/1
4Lake AvenueJohn VelazquezBill Mott15/1
5Harvey's Lil GoilMartin GarciaBill Mott12/1
6Kansas KisFlorent GerouxRay Handal30/1
7ShedaresthedevilJoel RosarioBrad Cox12/1
8Ring LeaderJoe TalamoMcLean Robertson30/1
9Lady GlamourJulie BurkeKenny Smith50/1
10British IdiomJavier CastellanoBrad Cox5/2
11Fire CoralTyler BazeSteve Asmussen15/1
12New York GrooveStewart ElliottMike Trombetta20/1
13Lazy DaisyDavid CohenDoug O'Neill20/1
14Alta's AwardRicardo Santana, Jr.Steve Asmussen12/1

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