Celestial Legend Puts Perfect Record On Line
After winning all her preliminary bouts, Celestial Legend goes into the main event as the overwhelming 7-5 morning line choice to win the $75,000 Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship, scheduled as the sixth race on Monday at Laurel Park.Celestial Legend is four-for-four, including added money victories in the Holly Stakes at The Meadowlands and the Toddler at Laurel in her last two starts. Ryan Fogelsonger was aboard for the Toddler win and retains the mount for trainer Dale Capuano.Keep On Talking is the 2-1 second choice on the morning line. The daughter of Royal Academy won twice at Laurel Park, breaking her maiden in October and beating optional allowance runners on Dec. 9. Mario Pino is set to ride Keep On Talking for trainer Robin Graham. Keep On Talking could become the third member of her family to win this race. Her half-sister Dixie Talking won it a year ago, while her dam, Gin Talking, was victorious in 1999.Somethinaboutbetty, from the powerful Todd Pletcher stable, is the 5-2 third choice. She was a handy winner of her last start, a maiden test at Aqueduct. Mike Luzzi will accompany the Forestry filly from Belmont Park.$75,000 Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship, 2-year-old fillies bred in Maryland, 1 mile
PP. Horse, Jockey, ML Odds
1. Somethinaboutbetty (MD), Michael J. Luzzi, 5/2
2. Who Was (MD), Morgan W. Wayson, Jr., 15/1
3. Celestial Legend (MD), Ryan Fogelsonger, 7/5
4. Keep On Talking (MD), Mario G. Pino, 2/1
5. Pick Up the Tempo (MD), Eric Camacho, 30/1
6. Dress Grey (MD), Horacio Karamanos, 10/1
7. Don't Tell Susan (MD), Alfredo V. Clemente, 20/1
Each horse assigned 121 pounds.
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