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Fantasy Stakes Contender Spotlight: Swiss Skydiver
Swiss Skydiver winning the Gulfstream Park Oaks (Credit: Coglianese Photos)

Fantasy Stakes Contender Spotlight: Swiss Skydiver

HOT SPRINGS, AR – Peter Callahan’s Swiss Skydiver will attempt to make it two in a row Friday when she takes on a strong field in the $400,000 Fantasy Stakes (G3) at Oaklawn Park.

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Swiss Skydiver won her debut, a 7-furlong sprint against open maidens at Churchill Downs on November 16, then overcame a slow beginning to just miss two weeks later in the slop. A narrow defeat in the Gasparilla Stakes preceded a third in Rachel Alexandra Stakes (G2), but she turned the tables last time out and wired a field of 12 to win the Gulfstream Park Oaks (G2).

Trainer Kenny McPeek has kept Swiss Skydiver training at Gulfstream Park and will ship her to Hot Springs the week of the Fantasy. Joining her in her trek is Brian Hernandez, Jr., who has ridden 28 winners for McPeek since the beginning of 2019 and was aboard the Daredevil filly in the Rachel Alexandra.

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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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