Dream About the Choice in Princess Elizabeth
Updated: Sunday, October 12, 2003 12:55 PM
(from Woodbine report)
Posted: Friday, October 10, 2003 7:51 PM
A good trip for Dream About in Sunday's $250,000 Princess Elizabeth Stakes (Can-II) at Woodbine could mean a trip of a lifetime to California for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) Oct. 25 at Santa Anita Park.
Coming off consecutive romping victories, including an 8 ¼-length score in the Mazarine Breeders' Cup (Can-II) on Sept. 20, the 2-year-old daughter of Cherokee Run is making quite a name for herself at the Toronto oval.
But before a decision can be made in terms of a run in the Breeders' Cup, the focus for owner Arosa Farms and trainer Josie Carroll is this weekend's 1 1/16-mile Princess Elizabeth.
The 58th running of the two-turn event boasts seven starters, including Silver Bird, fresh off a six-length score and My Vintage Port, a daughter of Porto Forcios, who savored victory in last month's Muskoka Stakes.
With $209,430 in earnings from three career starts and two head-turning performances, Dream About will undoubtedly be the one to beat on Sunday.
Her most recent training effort certainly won't hurt her chances either.
"It was a strong work the other day (a "bullet" five furlongs in 1:00 1/5, breezing, on Oct. 1)," said Carroll, who also sends out Oblivious. "We bought her in June and she's done a great deal in a short period of time."
If all goes according to plan, the dark bay could make her next start against some of the world's top 2-year-olds, south of the border.
"She certainly deserves to get some consideration for the Breeders' Cup," offered Carroll. "She's a good horse."$250,000 Princess Elizabeth Stakes, 2-year-old fillies, 1 1/6 mile
PP / Horse / Trainer / Jockey
1 / Silver Bird / Reade Baker / Jim McAleney
2 / Moon Bay Dancer / Thomas Bowden / Sunny Singh
3 / Oblivious / Josie Carroll / Emile Ramsammy
4 / My Vintage Port / Ken Parsley / Jono Jones
5 / Brush With Destiny / Mark Frostad / Todd Kabel
6 / Dream About / Josie Carroll / Patrick Husbands
7 / Oriental Doll / David Cotey / Constant Montpellier
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