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Fantasy Stakes: Full Field of 14 Fillies Fit for a Fight
Lady Apple and her connections after winning the 2019 Fantasy (Credit: Coady Photography)

Fantasy Stakes: Full Field of 14 Fillies Fit for a Fight

HOT SPRINGS, AR – A full field of 14 fillies fit for a fight headlines Friday’s card at Oaklawn Park in the $400,000 Fantasy Stakes (G3), and with a total of 170 Kentucky Oaks (G1) qualifying points on the line, the stakes are high.

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Headlining the event is #10 British Idiom, the Eclipse Award winner as 2 Year Old Champion Filly following a pair of Grade 1 scores in the Alcibiades Stakes and the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies. The Brad Cox trainee has made one start so far in 2020, finishing a distant second in the Rachel Alexandra Stakes (G2).

#2 Venetian Harbor is likely to draw considerable interest at the betting windows. The 3-year-old daughter of Munnings is undefeated on the dirt, having won both starts over that surface (including the Las Virgenes Stakes [G2]) by a combined 20 lengths. Her regular jockey, Flavien Prat is traveling east from southern California to ride for trainer Richard Baltas.

#4 Lake Avenue won the Demoiselle Stakes (G2) at Aqueduct by 4 lengths last December while traveling 1 1/8 miles, but she failed to duplicate that success in her two prior 2020 starts. The Bill Mott trainee enticed Hall of Fame rider John Velazquez to ship in from the east coast.

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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