Review of Regret Stakes,(G3T) at Churchill Downs on June 15

Race 9. Regret Stakes,(G3T). For three-year-old fillies at 1 1/8 miles on turf. Purse $150,000.

Entries:

PP Fillies Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Winter Sunset Channing Hill Wayne M. Catalano 7/2
2 Delta’s Kingdom John R. Velazquez William I. Mott 8/1
3 Crafty’s Dream Sonny Leon Michael Evans II 50/1
4 Varenka Javier Castellano H. Graham Motion 4/1
5 Hard Legacy Julien R. Leparoux Norm W. Casse 8/1
6 Hungry Kitten Joel Rosario Claude R. McGaughey III 12/1
7 Belle Laura Tyler Gaffalione Norm W. Casse 8/1
8 Choate Bridge Jose L. Ortiz Brendan P. Walsh 10/1
9 Fortunate Girl Florent Geroux Mark E. Casse 12/1
10 Gamblin Train Adam Beschizza William B. Bradley 10/1
11 Princesa Carolina Brian Hernandez, Jr. Kenneth G. McPeek 4/1

Winter Sunset has finished third her past two starts. She won her first two outings at Fair Grounds, including the Shantel Lanerie Memorial Overnight Stakes at a mile. She stretched out an extra sixteenth in both the Florida Oaks (G3T) at Tampa Bay Downs, where she was finished second, and the Edgewood Stakes (G3T) at Churchill.

Varenka enters the Regret off a 1 1/16-mile turf maiden win at Belmont Park May 11. She was runner-up in the P. G. Johnson Stakes in her second career start last summer at Saratoga and a distant second in the Miss Grillo Stakes (G2T) at Belmont. Varenka ended her juvenile season with a fifth-place effort in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1T).

This race has numerous impressive maiden winners plus fillies who have competed in grades stakes such as Winter SunsetHard LegacyBelle Laura , and Princesa Carolina.

Our Top Three Picks:

  • Winter Sunset
  • Varenka
  • Princesa Carolina

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