A race Stidham has won twice before–with Katie’s Eyes last year, and with Flash Mash in 2012–The Giants Causeway Stakes at Keeneland today is the target of Rapid Rhythm, who aims to make it a Stidham trifecta in the big race.
A 20-1 shot on the Morning Line for the $100,000 contest, Rapid Rhythm is seeking to make it three-from-three this year. It’s a packed field of 12 she’s facing. Under jockey Florent Geroux, Rapid Rhythm, already showing fine form this year, will have to step it up another notch, however, to capture her first slice of black type.
Across the border, Argot guns for glory in the nicely endowed $125,000 Woodstock Stakes tomorrow at Woodbine. An 8-1 shot on the Morning Line, Argot enjoys the services of jockey John Campbell as they tackle a total of five other competitors.
Both are in fine shape, and expectations are high within the barn that both will make bold bids in their respective races.
Stidham’s other weekend runners can be found at Laurel Park today:
Jade With Envy – Race 4, Claiming $15,000
La Bruna Forte – Race 4, Claiming $15,000