Summer Colony, a homebred raced by Edward Evans, is tied for second with Farda Amiga. The 4-year-old daughter of Summer Squall, out of Probable Colony, breezed five furlongs in 1:01.02 on Sept. 21 at Belmont Park. Her next start is expected to be in the Beldame Stakes (gr. I) on Oct. 5 at Belmont, according to trainer Mark Hennig. Summer Colony is coming off a 4 1/2-length win in the Personal Ensign Handicap (gr. I) over Transcendental and Dancethruthedawn.Dancethruthedawn, a homebred racing for Sam-Son Farm, is being aimed for the Spinster. The 4-year-old daughter of Mr. Prospector, out of Canadian champion Dance Smartly, worked five furlongs in a razor sharp 1:00.6 at Woodbine Race Course on Sept. 22. Dancethruthedawn is currently ranked fifth in the standings in a three-way tie with Raging Fever and You.Affluent, a 4-year-old daughter of Affirmed and Trinity Place, is ranked eighth in the standings. She worked seven furlongs in 1:26.2 on the firm Santa Anita turf on Sept. 21. Affluent is owned by Janis Whitham and trained by Ron McAnally. The filly is tied in the rankings with Gazelle Handicap winner Imperial Gesture.
Rounding out the rankings is a three-way tie for 10th among Allamerican Bertie, Mandy's Gold, and Miss Linda.
Top ContendersName/trainer/owner1) Azeri/Laura De Seroux/Allen Paulson Living Trust
Next start: Unknown.
2) Farda Amiga/Paulo Lobo/Jose Laudo DeCamargo, Julio Camargo, and Marcos Simon
Next start: Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I).
3) Summer Colony/Mark Hennig/Edward Evans
Next start: Beldame Stakes (gr. I) on Oct. 5
4) Take Charge Lady/Kenneth McPeek/Select Stable
Next start: Overbrook Spinster Stakes (gr. I) on Oct. 5.
5) You/Robert Frankel/Edmund Gann
Next start: Breeders' Cup Distaff
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