2014 Raven Run

Raven Run at Keeneland

Miss BehaviourOk, it’s time to preview the Grade 2 Raven Run Stakes at Keeneland. This race is for three year old fillies going a distance of seven furlongs for a purse of $250,000. The morning line favorite is Phil Schoenthal’s Miss Behaviour with Russell Sheldon in the irons.  She last raced in the Grade 3 Charlestown Oaks and ran off and hid by almost ten lengths. She did that in wire to wire fashion and in fact, that is the way she likes to run. Second choice in the ML is Michael Maker’s Thank You Marylou with Alan Garcia in the saddle. She is coming off of a six length win in the Grade 3 Dogwood at Churchill Downs. Prior to that she ran sixth in a Grade 1 event at Saratoga where Miss Behaviour finished second. She likes to run from a stalking position and will have somewhat of a fast pace to run at here.

Sweet WhiskeyThe morning line’s third choice Kiaran McLaughlin’s Divided Attention with Julien Leparoux up. She is a lightly raced 3 year old coming off an allowance win by five lengths at Saratoga in August. She likes to run her race from a stalking position also, at least so far in her career. Boy, this race is harder than Chinese arithmetic to handicap! Personally I think that Miss Behaviour and Shayjolie are going to lock horns from the get go, so that leaves it wide open for someone to run them down in the stretch. I believe that someone will be Todd Pletcher’s Sweet Whiskey with my gal Rosie Napravnik doing the honors. She does not have to be on the lead and will lay just behind those two. Thank You Marylou will be second and Cassatt third. That is my humble opinion, but I have been known to be…right sometimes. Happy Handicapping Guys and Gals!




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