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Fields Set for Saturday’s Toyota Blue Grass and Central Bank Ashland

Filly Swiss Skydiver to face males in Toyota Blue Grass
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Posted at 12:52 PM, Jul 08, 2020

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The fields were drawn for Saturday's Toyota Blue Grass Stakes, a prep for the Kentucky Derby and the Central Bank Ashland Stakes, a prep for the Kentucky Oaks.

Kenny McPeek, the trainer of Swiss Skydiver has decided to run his filly against the boys in the Blue Grass. She drew the 7th post position in the field of 13 and will be ridden by veteran jockey, Mike Smith. When she does make it to the race, Swiss Skydiver will become just the second filly to run in the Blue Grass since the race started back in 1937. The other was Harriet Sue who was 5th in the 1944 Blue Grass.

Here is the post position for the Blue Grass:

Post

HorseTrainerJockey
1ShivareeRalph NicksJohn Velazquez
2Finnick the FierceRey HernandezJose Ortiz
3Art CollectorTom Drury Jr.Brian Hernandez Jr.
4Mr. Big NewsBret CalhounMitchell Murrill
5Man in the CanRon MoquettTyler Gaffalione
6Hard LightingAlexis DelgadoRafael Bejarano
7Swiss SkydiverKenny McPeekMike Smith
8BasinSteve AsmussenRicardo Santana Jr.
9Attachment RateDale RomansLuis Saez
10RushieMichael McCarthyJavier Castellano
11Hunt the FrontNick ZitoCorey Lanerie
12EnforceableMark CasseJoel Rosario
13TiestoBill MottFlavien Prat

As for the Central Bank Ashland Stakes, it's a small field of six.

Post

HorseTrainerJockey
1Alta’s AwardSteve AsmussenRicardo Santana Jr.
2Venetian HarborRichard BaltasJoel Rosario
3Bonny SouthBrad CoxJohn Velazquez
4EnvoutanteKenny McPeekJose Ortiz
5Tonalist’s ShapeSaffie Joseph Jr.Tyler Gaffalione
6SpeechMichael McCarthyJavier Castellano