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Maxfield Headlines Alysheba
Maxfield (Credit: Ernie Belmonte)

Maxfield Headlines Alysheba

LOUISVILLE, KY – Godolphin’s Maxfield will look to get back on track following the first defeat of his 6-race career when he tops a field of six older runners for the 18th running of the $400,000 Alysheba presented by Sentient Jet (G2) going 1 1/16 miles on the main track.

The Alysheba will be the sixth race on Friday’s 13-race Kentucky Oaks program with a 1:26 PM post time.

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Trained by Brendan Walsh, Maxfield notched victories in his first 5 starts that included triumphs in the Breeders’ Futurity (G1) at Keeneland, the Matt Winn (G3) at Churchill Downs, and the Tenacious and Mineshaft (G3) at Fair Grounds.

He finished third in the Santa Anita Handicap (G1) in his most recent start.

Jose Ortiz has the mount Friday exiting post 6.

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The field for the Alysheba, with riders and weights from the rail out:

  1. Visitant (Umberto Rispoli, 118 pounds)
  2. Sonneman (Ricardo Santana Jr., 118)
  3. Attachment Rate (Joe Talamo, 118)
  4. Chess Chief (Luis Saez, 120)
  5. Roadster (Irad Ortiz Jr., 118)
  6. Maxfield (Jose Ortiz, 120)

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