Balance the Books is part of a full field of 12 in Saturday's Spiral Stakes. - Harry How
The Road to the 2013 Kentucky Derby makes its way to Turfway Park in Kentucky for the Grade 3 Spiral Stakes on Saturday, March 23.
Uncaptured, winner of the G2-Kentucky Jockey Club and the G3-Iroquois at Churchill Downs as a juvenile, will make his 2013 debut in Saturday's Spiral Stakes (Post Time: 5:50 pm ET; TV; TVG) at Turfway Park. The son of Lion Heart out of the Arch mare Captivating, won four of the first five races of his career over the Polytrack surface at Woodbine in Canada before concluding his juvenile year with a pair of wins over dirt at Churchill Downs. He'll begin 2013 on Turfway's Polytrack surface.
Joining Uncaptured in the Spiral Stakes are:
- Balance the Books: Two-time graded stakes winner on turf as a juvenile (G3-Bourbon and G2-With Anticipation). The Spiral will be the first non-turf race of his career.
- Channel Isle: A Lukas trainee that finished a distant 4th in the Southwest Stakes last time out.
- Fear the Kitten: Broke his maiden on the Poly at Keeneland last fall; finished 2nd in the Southwest last time out.
- My Name Is Michael: Third in the Sam F. Davis in his most recent start; he won one of four races over the Woodbine Poly last fall/winter.
- Mac the Man: Winner of three straight races at Turfway over the past three months.
- General Election: Winner of the John Battaglia Memorial at Turfway on March 2.
- Black Onyz: A Rock Hard Ten colt that won an OC/Allowance race over the Gulfstream turf course in late February.
- Giant Finish: Second in the Battaglia in his most recent start.
- Taken by the Storm: A multiple winner on turf against OC/Allowance company.
- Capo Bastone: Third in the G1-Front Runner and G1-Breeders' Cup Juvenile in the fall of 2012. He broke his maiden at Del Mar over the Polytrack.
Below are the entries and post positions for Saturday's Grade 3 Spiral Stakes.
Morning line odds will be added when released.
|1||Balance the Books||J. Leparoux||C. Brown||7/2
|2||Channel Isle||J. Court||D. Lukas||15/1
|3||Uncaptured||M. Mena||M. Casse||3/1
|4||Fear the Kitten||R. Napravnik||M. Maker||15/1
|5||My Name Is Michael||J. Rosario||B. Mott||10/1
|6||For Greater Glory||R. Albarado||S. Hobby||20/1
|7||Mac the Man||N. Arroyo, Jr.||J. Greenhill||10/1
|8||General Election||A. Jiminez||K. Gorder||12/1
|9||Black Onyx||J. Bravo||K. Breen||10/1
|10||Giant Finish||J. Espinoza||A. Dutrow||15/1
|11||Taken by the Storm||A. Garcia||K. McPeek||12/1
|12||Capo Bastone||J. Velazquez||T. Pletcher||9/2