Well-matched Group in Miss Preakness

A well-matched field of 3-year-old fillies should make for both competitive betting and racing in the Adena Stallions' Miss Preakness Stakes (gr. III) Friday at Pimlico.

The $100,000 race at six furlongs on the dirt is one of the undercard stakes on the Pimlico Special (gr. I) program, run the day prior to the Preakness (gr. I).

One of those sure to attract attention is Among My Souvenirs, who is unbeaten in three starts although she has not races in three months. The Souvenir Copy filly won her only start last year at two and this season has taken two stakes at Laurel, the Marshua on Jan. 3 and the Dearly Precious on Feb. 14.

Among My Souvenirs is owned by Baltimore Orioles owner Peter Angelos and trained by Anthony Dutrow. She will be ridden by Mario Pino.

Forestier comes out of allowance company, having won a race at Aqueduct on March 13. Prior to that, she ran second in the Jameela Stakes at Laurel on Feb. 15. She finished second, just a head behind Among My Souvenirs, in the Marshua.

The daughter of Forestry is owned by Alan Kline and trained by Todd Pletcher. Charles Lopez has the mount.

The field, in post position order, with jockey and weight assignment:

1. Stephan's Angel, Stewart Elliott, 115 pounds
2. Areek, Jerry Bailey, 117
3. A Case of Class, Santos Chavez, 115
4. Forest Music, Ramon Dominguez, 115
5. Preach It, Pat Day, 115
6. Perilous Night, Jozbin Santana, 115
7. Forestier, Charles Lopez, 117
8. Fall Fashion, Edgar Prado, 119
9. Among My Souvenirs, Mario Pino, 119
10. Baldomera, Harry Vega, 119
11. Ruthless Babe, Mike Smith, 115

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