Meadow Breeze, the surprise winner of the Matron Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 23, looks to win her second consecutive grade I race at Belmont Park when she runs in the $400,000 Frizette Stakes Oct. 14.
The 2-year-old Meadowlake
filly comes into the race as one of only two stakes winners in the 10-horse field. Carl Deville trains Meadow Breeze for Willow Rock Stable. The other stakes winner entered in the Frizette is Our Fantene, a daughter of Touch Gold
who took the Sorority Stakes Sept. 3 by a head.
Sutra and True Addiction will both be making their third career starts in the Frizette and became graded stakes-placed in their last races. Sutra finished second by a nose in the Arlington-Washington Breeders' Cup Lassie Stakes (gr. III), and True Addiction finished second behind Octave in the Adirondack Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. II). Octave would go on to finish third behind Meadow Breeze in the Matron. Dinner Break, by Tale of the Cat
, finished third in the restricted Monmouth Park NATC Futurity Sept. 23.
Trainer Tom Albertrani brings in Darley Stable's Allude, an impressive winner at Belmont last time out. The daughter of champion sprinter Orientate
won at six furlongs in her second start and now looks to stretch out to a mile in her first attempt at stakes company.
"When she ran the first time, she got there and then got a little tired," Albertrani said in a release from the New York Racing Association. "The six-furlong race was there, so we backed her up, but the way she won, it really looked like she'd get a mile. Off that race, we felt like she deserved a chance in here."
Other fillies making their first attempt at stakes company include Awesome Ashley, Enchanting Star, Ticket to Seattle, and Lilly Carson.
The field for Saturday's $400,000 Frizette Stakes (gr. I) includes:
1 -- Enchanting Star (Mike Smith, 120)
2 -- Dinner Break (Fernando Jara, 120)
3 -- Our Fantene (Eibar Coa, 120)
4 -- Meadow Breeze (Kent Desormeaux, 120)
5 -- Ticket to Seattle (Richard Migliore, 120)
6 -- Awesome Ashley (John Velazquez, 120)
7 -- Lilly Carson (Cornelio Velasquez, 120)
8 -- Sutra (Mike Luzzi, 120)
9 -- True Addiction (Joe Bravo, 120)
10 -- Allude (Javier Castellano, 120)