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Defending Champion Olorda (GER) Tops Nominations for Closing-Day Bewitch

April 18, 2017

LEXINGTON, KY (April 18, 2017) – Martin Schwartz’s Olorda (GER), who posted a wire-to-wire victory in last year’s Bewitch (G3), heads a list of 19 fillies and mares nominated to this year’s 56th running of the $150,000 turf marathon.

The Bewitch is run at 1½ miles on April 28, the closing day of Keeneland’s 15-day Spring Meet.

Trained by Chad Brown, Olorda was second in Orchid (G3) at Gulfstream Park on April 1 in her most recent start.

Other nominees of note include Team Valor International and Green Lantern Stables’ Arles (FR) and Out Of This World Racing’s Try Your Luck.

Arles is trained by Graham Motion, who has won the Bewitch four times, including three in row from 2013-2015. Arles has three third-place finishes in three Grade 3 starts in the U.S.

Mike Maker trains Try Your Luck, a two-time graded stakes-placed filly who won the Dueling Grounds Oaks at Kentucky Downs by 7½ lengths last September.