War Like Goddess Goes for Fourth Consecutive Bewitch Victory

April 19, 2024

War Like Goddess conquers the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic (G1) Oct. 7 at Aqueduct (Chelsea Durand)

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Keeneland Barn Notes

LEXINGTON, Ky.— George Krikorian’s War Like Goddess shoots for a unique spot in Keeneland history next Friday, closing day of the Spring Meet, when she headlines a field of nine fillies and mares entered today in the 62nd running of the $300,000 Bewitch (G3) Presented by Keeneland Sales.

First post next Friday is 12:30 p.m. with the Bewitch, to be run over 1½ miles on turf, going as the eighth race with a 4:07 p.m. post time.

Trained by Bill Mott, War Like Goddess has won the past three runnings of the Bewitch. She joins two other horses with three consecutive wins in Keeneland stakes: Royal Harmony (Fayette in 1969, 1970 and 1971) and Knight Counter (Ben Ali in 1972, 1973 and 1974). Neither Royal Harmony nor Knight Counter attempted a four-peat.

War Like Goddess, a two-time Grade 1 winner against males in the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic at Belmont at the Big A, will be making her 2024 debut and her first start since finishing seventh in the $4 million Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) at Santa Anita last November. Junior Alvarado has the mount from post 6.

The field for the Bewitch Presented by Keeneland Sales is:

1Chop ChopBrad CoxAxel Concepcion118 lbs.
2Queens Command (IRE)Brian LynchLuis Saez118
3Tower BridgeCherie DeVauxGerardo Corrales118
4Atomic Blonde (GER)Christophe ClementJoel Rosario118
5Lovely PrincessKenny McPeekBrian Hernandez Jr.118
6War Like GoddessBill MottJunior Alvarado123
7CommandandcontrolJimmy CorriganAbel Lezcano118
8VergaraGraham MotionFlavien Prat120
9Tic Tic Tic BoomTim GirtinTyler Conner118

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