Stonestreet Stables’ multiple graded stakes-placed Valadorna headlines a field of 13 fillies and mares entered Sunday for Friday’s 24th running of the $100,000 Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare (G3) run at 1 1/16 miles on the main track.
The Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare will go as the ninth race on Friday’s 10-race program with a 5:30 p.m. ET post time. First post time Friday is 1:05 p.m.
Trained by Mark Casse, Valadorna was runner-up in the 14 Hands Winery Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) at Santa Anita to close her 2-year-old campaign in 2016. Last year she was third in the Rachel Alexandra (G2) in an abbreviated campaign.
Brian Hernandez Jr. has the mount on Valadorna, who will break from post position nine.
Chief among her opposition are Jenda’s Agenda who has won four of five starts and is making her graded stakes debut, and WinStar Stablemates Racing’s Well Humored.
Racing for trainer Larry Jones along with his wife, Cindy, and Fox Hill Farms, Jenda’s Agenda comes into Friday’s race off an allowance victory at Oaklawn Park last month. Florent Geroux has the mount on Jenda’s Agenda, who will break from post position seven.
Well Humored, trained by Arnaud Delacour, has won three of four career starts, including the Wayward Lass at Tampa Bay Downs on Jan. 20 in her most recent start. Jose Ortiz has the mount, and she will break from post position 11.
The field for the Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare, from the rail out with riders and weights, is Song of Spring (Joel Rosario, 118 pounds), Mines and Magic (Robby Albarado, 118), Girl Talk (Shaun Bridgmohan, 118), Promise of Spring (Gabriel Saez, 118), Ministry (Tommy Pompell, 118), Apologynotaccepted (Julien Leparoux, 118), Jenda’s Agenda (Geroux, 118), Julerette (Corey Lanerie, 118), Valadorna (Hernandez Jr., 118), Not Now Carolyn (Gary Stevens, 118), Well Humored (Ortiz, 118), TapaTapa Tapa (James Graham, 118) and Someday Soon (Ricardo Santana Jr., 118)