The feature race on Opening Day of the Keeneland fall meet is the $400,000 Darley Alcibiades Stakes (G1), a Breeders' Cup "Win and You're In" qualifier for the Grey Goose Juvenile Fillies. A full field of 14 went 1 1/16 miles, one full lap of the Polytrack on Friday afternoon, with Natalma Stakes (G2) runner-up Spring in the Air sent off as the lukewarm 4-1 favorite. In to challenge her included 9-2 second choice Magical Moon, a maiden winner by 10 lengths at Saratoga, and 5-1 third choice Kitten's Dumplings, fourth in the Natalma last out.
Jockey Jeffrey Sanchez sent 25-1 La Song to the lead immediately and she set fractions of 22.98, 47.13, and 1:37.81 while pressed by 10-1 Speedinthruthecity and Magical Moon. Entering the stretch, La Song tired allowing Magical Moon to inherit the lead, getting the mile in 1:37.81, but Spring in the Air, last out of the gate and 10th early, closed on the far outside to win by 1 length in 1:44.33. It was another 2 lengths back to Magical Moon third.