Tyler Gaffalione looks back for any competition as Sconsin takes the Winning Colors
Lloyd Madison Farm’s multiple graded stakes winning filly Sconsin headlines a field of six fillies and mares that were entered in Saturday’s $110,000 Roxelana Overnight Stakes at Churchill Downs.
The 6 ½-furlong Roxelana will go as Race 10 of 11 with a post time of 5:26 p.m. (all times Eastern). First post is 12:45 p.m.
Sconsin, a 4-year-old homebred daughter of Include, won the $150,000 Winning Colors (Grade 3) four weeks ago beneath the Twin Spires. The Greg Foley-trainee finished second behind Gamine in the $500,000 Derby City Distaff (G1) on the undercard of the Kentucky Derby. Overall, Sconsin sports a stout record of 12-4-3-1 with purse earnings of $546,512.
Current Churchill Downs leading rider Tyler Gaffalione has the return mount and will break from post No. 5.
Also entered in the Roxelana is Lothenbach Stables 2020 Derby City Distaff (G1) winner Bell’s the One. Trained by Neil Pessin, Bell’s the One is searching for her first victory in her 5-year-old campaign. She finished second behind Kimari in the $300,000 Madison (G1) in early April and fourth in this year’s Derby City Distaff.
Corey Lanerie has the mount from post 4.
Another accomplished mare that was entered in the Roxelana is Whitham Thoroughbreds’ multiple Grade 3 winner Four Graces. Trained by Ian Wilkes, Four Graces recorded four victories through seven starts as a 3-year-old. The now 4-year-old daughter of Majesticperfection will make her seasonal debut from post 3 with Julien Leparoux in the saddle. Four Graces defeated Sconsin by 4 ¾ lengths in last year’s $100,000 Beaumont (G3) at Keeneland.
The complete field for the Roxelana from the rail out (with jockey and trainer):
- Shesomajestic (Joe Talamo, Michelle Nihei)
- Miss Mosaic (Colby Hernandez, Ben Colebrook)
- Four Graces (Leparoux, Wilkes)
- Bell’s the One (Lanerie, Pessin)
- Sconsin (Gaffalione, Foley)
- Jungle Juice (IRE) (Adam Beschizza, Anna Meah)
Wagering is available online at www.TwinSpires.com, the official ADW of Churchill Downs Incorporated.
Fans can catch the Roxelana, along with the entire 11-race program, on “America’s Day at the Races.” The action is scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. on Fox Sports 2.
Tickets are available for Saturday at Churchill Downs on www.churchilldowns.com/tickets. Admission gates are scheduled to open at 11:30 a.m. and “Churchill Downs Today” will air at 11:45 a.m. throughout the facility and on www.TwinSpires.com.
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