Lightly raced Princess Grace intrigues in Mrs. Revere

The Grade II, $200,000 Mrs. Revere Stakes for female turfers anchors Saturday’s action at Churchill Downs. A field of seven will go postward in this 1 1/16th-mile affair, including last-our Valley View winner STUNNING SKY. Post time for the Mrs. Revere, Race 10 of 11 on the day, is 5:35 p.m. ET.

#4 PRINCESS GRACE (3-1) was caught late in the Grade III Valley View at Keeneland by STUNNING SKY, but there’s reason to believe she can reverse the result in the Mrs. Revere. The daughter of Karakontie has only raced three times to date, and was 2-for-2 going into her latest effort. By contrast, STUNNING SKY notched just her third victory in 11 career starts in the Valley View. PRINCESS GRACE need only improve slightly to take this race. She’ll also get a meaningful rider upgrade to Florent Geroux on Saturday.

#3 STUNNING SKY (5-2, morning-line favorite) makes sense off her most recent victory over a trio of today’s rivals, but she may not be worth the price. She failed to win in eight straight starts prior to that Valley View score. However, STUNNING SKY has strong connections behind her in jockey Ricardo Santana Jr. and trainer Mike Maker.

#1 HENDY WOODS (3-1) will try to shake off a sub-par sixth-place effort in the QEII Challenge Cup last time out. The daughter of Uncle Mo has raced six times to date, posting a 4-3-1-0 record at the one-mile trip but failing to hit the board in her other two starts. HENDY WOOD will receive a rider upgrade to Tyler Gaffalione for the Mrs. Revere.

The play: $1 exacta box 1/3/4, $4 win 4 ($10)

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