La Troienne Stakes 2021 Entries & Post Positions

Bill Mott trains the interesting Paris Lights in the 2021 La Troienne
Bill Mott trains the interesting Paris Lights in the 2021 La Troienne

The Grade I La Troienne Stakes is probably the best race on the Kentucky Oaks under card. The $500,000 purse has attracted seven runners including the winner of last years Kentucky Oaks - Shedaresthedevil.

Check out all the Entries below and the Post Positions following the Post Position draw at Churchill Downs on Monday morning along with an overview from our editor.

La Troienne Stakes 2021 Entries & Post Positions
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  • Envoutante
  • Shedaresthedevil
  • Dunbar Road
  • Bajan Girl
  • Paris Lights
  • Sanenus
  • Finite

Shedaresthedevil will be the name most familiar to Horse Racing bettors coming into the Grade I La Troienne. The Brad Cox trained four-year-old stunned everybody last year when she bested both Gamine and Swiss Skydiver to take out the Kentucky Oaks. That win however was not enough for her to be crowned the Champion three-year-old filly due to the aforementioned Swiss Skydiver going out and beating the boys at the Preakness.

Since that victory she has been very lightly raced. A disappointing third in the Grade I Spinster at Keeneland ended up being her final race as a three-year-old and her return to racing came in March with a strong win in the Grade II Azeri at Oaklawn. Clearly a mighty fine horse here but not a slam dunk no brainer favorite for me. She has an inside draw with only Envoutante inside of her.

There’ll be plenty of interest in the Kenny McPeek trained Envoutante. With a couple of Graded Stakes wins on her resume late last year (the Grade III Remington Park Oaks and the Grade II Falls City Handicap) she has shown us plenty. At the very top level she’s been found wanting coming in third and fourth in the Ashland and Alabama respectively but still one to watch for. Like Shedaresthedevil - she started her four-year-old campaign at Oaklawn in the Azeri and finished third.

Free Horse Racing Picks

For me the most intriguing horse in the field is the Bill Mott trained Paris Lights. The daughter of Curlin is on a four-race win streak including a Grade I win at the Coaching Club American Oaks last July. A long layoff ensued following an issue with her hock so she was forced to miss the Alabama and bypass the Oaks. Her return race this year in early April saw her win the seven-furlong Distaff Handicap up at Aqueduct. A lot to like about this horse. A lot.

Chad Brown is also sending out a very nice looking five-year-old for this one as Dunbar Road is set to take to the track. The one-time Grade I winner (2019 Alabama) has a good record of six wins from 11 starts including crossing the line first three times at Graded Stakes level. She has excellent closing speed and stamina but is seven furlongs maybe a touch too short for her? We’ll find out of Friday.

Steve Asmussen seems to have a genuine shot in pretty much every Stakes Race on the Kentucky Oaks under card and this is no exception. The four-year-old Finite was being toyed between the Derby City Distaff on Saturday and this race before the final decision came down that she was racing here.

Four straight wins in 2019-20 culminating in victory at the Rachel Alexander indicated that this daughter of Munnings was set for big things. Since then though she is one from six with that victory coming in the Grade III Chilukki at Churchill Downs in November. She is three for three under the Twin Spires - if you are a bettor who likes track history.

Bajan Girl - who had hit the board twice in her past two in Grade III races at Gulfstream has been added to the field late. Sanenus rounds out the field of seven.

We’ll have full coverage of the 2021 La Troienne Stakes here on - our turf-man will publish his horse-by-horse analysis of the race on Tuesday and our full La Troienne Stakes handicapping preview will go live from our in-house handicapper late on Thursday. So bookmark the site for full La Troienne Stakes coverage throughout the week.

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