Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s multiple stakes-winning mare Daring Duchess leads a field of seven fillies and mares in Saturday’s sixth running of the $70,000-added Keertana Overnight Stakes at 1 ½ miles on Churchill Downs’ Matt Winn Turf Course.

The 1 ½-mile Keertana for fillies and mares was named for Barbara Hunter’s homebred Keertana, who won four of her nine starts at Churchill Downs, including a nose triumph over males in the $111,200 Louisville Handicap (Grade III) in 2011.

The Keertana, carded as Race 3 at approximately 1:43 p.m. (all times Eastern), is the first of two stakes events on Churchill Downs’ 11-race program Saturday. The 15th running of the $100,000 Winning Colors (GIII) will complete Saturday’s stakes action as Race 10 at approximately 5:26 p.m.

A former $35,000 claim in 2016 for the Ramseys and trainer Mike Maker, Daring Duchess won the 2017 Keertana by three lengths. Jockey Corey Lanerie has the call on the five-time winner and will break from Post 2.

The Keertana field from the rail out (with jockeys and assigned weights): Sunday Strait (Sammy Camacho Jr.); Daring Duchess (Lanerie); Araminta (Ricardo Santana Jr.); Creative Thinking (Adam Beschizza); Tweety Show (James Graham); La Manta Gris (Brian Hernandez Jr.) and Galilea (Robby Albarado)

All horses will carry 121 pounds.

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