Keeneland's Bewitch Stakes Announces Contenders and Odds for 4/29/22

War Like Goddess makes her seasonal bow in the Bewitch Stakes. (NYRA/Chelsea Durand Photo)
Post PositionHorse and Morning Line Odds
1Core Values (30-1)
2La Lune (GB) (8-1)
3Family Way (7-2)
4War Like Goddess (3-5)
5Stand Tall (10-1)
6Luck Money (5-1)
7Breeze Rider (15-1)

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War Like Goddess Makes Seasonal Bow in Bewitch Stakes

(Edited Press Release)

George Krikorian’s War Like Goddess, a finalist for the Eclipse Award as North America’s champion turf female of 2021, headlines a field of seven fillies and mares entered for the 60th running of the $300,000 Bewitch Stakes (G3) going 1½ miles on the grass at Keeneland on April 29.

The Bewitch serves as the closing-day feature for the 15-day Spring Meet and will go as the eighth race on the 10-race program with a 4:07 p.m. ET post time. First post Friday is 12:30 p.m.

Trained by Bill Mott, War Like Goddess will seek to become the first horse to win the Bewitch in consecutive years. Her Bewitch victory last year was the second in a string of four consecutive graded stakes triumphs during a campaign that also featured a victory in the Flower Bowl Stakes (G1) at Belmont Park last Sept. 4. The daughter of English Channel concluded her 2021 season with a narrow third-place defeat as the favorite in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf (G1) at Del Mar.

Joel Rosario will be aboard War Like Goddess in her 2022 debut and will leave from post position four.

Hunter Valley Farm, Debra O’Connor and Marc Detampel’s Family Way looms as the major threat to War Like Goddess.

Trained by Brendan Walsh, Family Way won the Orchid Stakes (G3) over the Bewitch distance April 2 at Gulfstream Park with Tyler Gaffalione aboard. Gaffalione retains the mount and will break from post three.