Dancethruthedawn and Summer Colony, who finished a nose apart after a competitive stretch duel in the Pimlico Breeders' Cup Distaff Handicap (gr. III), meet up in Saratoga's grade I Personal Ensign Handicap on Friday. The two fillies went their separate ways in their starts since the Pimlico race--Summer Colony last won the Delaware Handicap (gr. III) and Dancethruthedawn won the grade I Go For Wand (gr. I)--and share highweight status Friday, each assigned 120 pounds. "It was a bob of a head that separated them the first time they met," said Mark Frostad who trains Dancethruthedawn. "I would imagine a similar finish this time.""Both fillies ran super that day," said Mark Hennig, who will saddle Summer Colony. "We've got a lot of respect for Dancethruthedawn. I'm glad to see they're at equal weights."Both fillies are raced by their breeders. Edward P. Evans bred Summer Colony (Summer Squall--Probable Colony, by Pleasant Colony) and the Samuel family's Sam-Son Farms bred Dancethruthedawn (Mr. Prospector--Dance Smartly, by Danzig). Four other fillies are scheduled to start Friday, and as all of them have excellent credentials, the Personal Ensign could be more than a two-horse race. Personal Ensign Handicap (gr. I), $400,000, 3-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, 1 1/4 milesPP Horse Jockey Wgt. Odds 1 Transcendental Edgar Prado 114 6-1 2 Two Item Limit Richard Migliore 114 5-1 3 Critical Eye Mike Luzzi 114 12-1 4 Dancethruthedawn Jerry Bailey 120 8-5 5 Summer Colony John Velazquez 120 7-5 6 Starrer Jose Santos 115 10-1
Jockey Rafael Bejarano was hospitalized Sept. 3 following an incident in the fourth race at Saratoga, when his mount - the Mark Hennig-trained Marital Asset - broke through the gate at the New York track.