Hinkle Farms recent allowance winner Stave will attempt to win her first graded stakes race as she breaks from the outside post 13 in Saturday’s 49th running of the $100,000 Regret Stakes presented by Cintas (GIII) at Churchill Downs.
The Regret, for 3-year-old fillies run at 1 1/8 miles on the Matt Winn Turf Course, is carded as Race 9 at approximately 10:11 p.m.
Stave (4-2-0-0—$81,960), who will be searching for her third win in a row, broke her maiden impressively by 6 ¾ lengths at Keeneland for trainer Larry Jones prior to defeating a field of 10 in a first-level allowance on May 19 at Churchill Downs.
“We trained (Stave’s) mom (Buy the Barrel) for the Hinkels,” Jones’ assistant Corey York said. “The Hinkles are great people to train for and it’s rewarding to have her offspring show some potential as well.”
Stave will once again be ridden by Gabriel Saez.
Among Stave’s rivals in the Regret is Three Diamonds Farm’s Bourbonette Oaks (GIII) winner Go Noni Go (10-3-1-1—$163,606) for trainer Mike Maker. The Get Stormy filly most recently finished fifth in the Selene Stakes (GIII) at Woodbine over the synthetic surface but will return to the turf where she has two victories.
Go Noni Go will be ridden by Mike Smith and break from Post 12.
The Regret field from the rail out: Heavenly Love (ridden by Julien Leparoux, trained by Mark Casse); Consolida (GB) (John Velazquez, Paddy Gallagher); She’s Pretty Lucky (Corey Lanerie, Eddie Kenneally); Finess Bere (FR) (Ricardo Santana Jr., Bob Baffert); Lemon Princess (Alex Canchari, Joan Scott); Cash Out (Adam Beschizza, Rusty Arnold II); Go Google Yourself (Brian Hernandez Jr., Paul McGee); Beyond Blame (Florent Geroux, Brad Cox); Secret Message (Irad Ortiz Jr., Graham Motion); Kabella (Shaun Bridgmohan, Dan Peitz); Romantic Moment (Jose Ortiz, Shug McGaughey III); Go Noni Go (Smith, Maker); and Stave (Saez, Jones, ).
All fillies will carry 118 pounds.