G. Chris Coleman and Brad King’s ultra-consistent Into Mystic headlines a field of 10 fillies and mares entered Wednesday for Saturday’s 24th running of the $100,000 Giant’s Causeway (L) going 5½ furlongs on the turf.
The Giant’s Causeway will go as the eighth race Saturday afternoon with a 4:57 p.m. post time.
Trained by Brendan Walsh, Into Mystic came within a nose of upsetting Grade 1 winner and millionaire GotStormy in the 2020 Buffalo Trace Franklin County (G3), the Keeneland Fall Meet equivalent of the Giant’s Causeway. Following that effort, she set the pace before finishing 12th against males in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) here.
Since the Breeders’ Cup, Into Mystic won the Nelson J. Menard Memorial at Fair Grounds and was runner-up twice to Saturday rival Elle Z in two stakes at the New Orleans track.
Irad Ortiz Jr. will be aboard Into Mystic for the first time Saturday and break from post one.
The field for the Giant’s Causeway, with riders and weights from the inside, is: Into Mystic (Irad Ortiz Jr., 124 pounds), In Good Spirits (Miguel Mena, 122), Elle Z (Mitchell Murrill, 124), Dixieincandyland(Drayden Van Dyke, 122), Fashionable Lady (Rafael Bejarano, 122), A Bit of Both (Tyler Gaffalione, 122), Karak (John Velazquez, 122), Change of Control(Colby Hernandez, 122), Oooh Barracuda (James Graham, 122) and Jakarta (Luis Saez, 124).