Arch Avenue Returns to Winning Ways
Franklin Ave. Equine, Oakview Stable and Gayla Rankin’s Arch Avenue (Archarcharch) returned to the winner’s circle at Turfway Park on Dec. 7 after a game performance in the evening’s featured allowance (Chart|Video). After romping to break her maiden at Churchill Downs in September, the $5500 Fasig-Tipton October bargain buy was coming off a Keeneland effort in which she was essentially eased when completely despising the sloppy racetrack. Arch Avenue defeated two talented fillies in her latest victory—the runner-up is already stakes-placed at Kentucky Downs, while the favored third finisher broke her maiden at prestigious Saratoga. Both ran in the GII Jessamine S. and were considered by most handicappers as the two to beat in this event. With the win, Franklin Ave., Oakview and trainer Jason Barkley are now 3-for-8 (nearly 37.5%) as a team in 2018. Franklin Ave.’s winning percentage is 20% and its in-the-money rate is a very stellar 45%.