Winter weather forced the race to be postponed from Jan. 23 to 31.
Florida-bred Flora Dora secured her maiden win in the restricted My Dear Girl division of the Florida Stallion Stakes Oct. 3 at Gulfstream Park. The Coffeepot Stables runner followed that effort with a runner-up finish to Big World in the Tempted Stakes (gr. III) Nov. 4 at Aqueduct before wrapping her juvenile season with a fourth in the Demoiselle Stakes (gr. II) there on Nov. 28.
Bred in Florida by Dizney Double Diamond, Flora Dora is a daughter of First Dude —Aidan, by Dixieland Band. She is trained by Marialice Coffey. Jose Ortiz will be aboard for the first time.
Flora Dora will be the 122-pound highweight in the Busanda, an inner track, one-mile and 70-yard race for 3-year-old fillies that drew a total of seven fillies. The Busanda is a points qualifying race in the Kentucky Oaks Championship Series, with points being awarded 10-4-2-1 to the top four finishers.
Alto Racing's Alto Belle will be making her first start since rolling to an 18 1/2-length maiden special weight victory over four other fillies in a Nov. 20 race on the Aqueduct main track. The daughter of Trappe Shot is trained by Todd Pletcher and will be ridden Sunday by Irad Ortiz Jr.
Aqueduct Racetrack, Sunday, January 31, 2016, Race 9
- 1m 70y
- Inner track
- 3 yo Fillies
- 4:20 PM (local)
|1||1Flora Dora (FL)||Jose L. Ortiz||120||Marialice Coffey||3/1|
|2||2She's So Fine (KY)||Aaron T. Gryder||116||Michael J. Maker||20/1|
|3||3Lost Raven (KY)||Manuel Franco||120||Todd A. Pletcher||5/1|
|4||4Invite (VA)||Junior Alvarado||116||William I. Mott||8/1|
|5||5Alto Belle (KY)||Irad Ortiz, Jr.||116||Todd A. Pletcher||5/2|
|6||6Dreams to Reality (KY)||Christopher P. DeCarlo||116||Michael Dilger||12/1|
|7||7Kentucky Road (KY)||Gabriel Saez||116||John T. Toscano, Jr.||20/1|
|8||8Scatoosh (KY)||Kendrick Carmouche||116||Leah Gyarmati||4/1|
|9||9Arch Or Nothing (KY)||Ruben Silvera||116||Edmund Pringle||30/1|