In Lingerie struts her stuff in Spinster
"I'm very proud of her. She's betting better. She's more mature and relaxed."
In Lingerie was sent off the near 5-2 favorite and returned $6.80, $3.80 and 3.20 to her many backers. Mystical Star entered this one off an eighth-placing in the Grade 1 Beverly D. Stakes over Arlington Park's turf and ran back to her Grade 2 New York Stakes-winning form to be second. Multiple Grade 3-scoring veteran Upperline, fifth in the Beverly D. last out, filled out the show spot while Starformer completed the top four under the wire.
"She ran great!" enthused James Graham, who had piloting duties aboard Upperline.
Tiz Miz Sue, defending champion Aruna, Kitty in a Tizzy, Karlovy Vary, Juanita and Disposablepleasure completed the order of finish.
"I had a great trip, but unfortunately turning for home, when I finally got through and was able to get to the outside, she didn't have a big kick today," jockey Ramon Dominguez described his ride on Aruna.
"I'll talk to the owners but my gut feeling is that she probably needed to run better than that to go on to the Breeders' Cup," admitted Aruna's trainer, Graham Motion. "I don't really know (why she ran poorly). She was quite bad in the gate. She acted up, which didn't help."
"We were hopeful (of a winning performance)," Pletcher said. "She ran very well at Saratoga against the best three-year-old fillies in the country and we knew she liked the Polytrack. We were just hoping that she'd transfer that form from Turfway early on. We knew she was training well, so we were optimistic.
"I'll talk to (co-owners) Aron (Wellman) and Gary (Barber) and we'll see how she comes out of it and talk about some options. I'd say she's the kind you could look at a couple of different races with," he added when asked about a possible bid in the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic on November 2 at Santa Anita.
Bred in Kentucky by Colts Neck Stables, In Lingerie RNAed at $22,000 as a Keeneland September yearling. The bay miss is out of the Grade 2-winning Storm Cat mare Cat Chat and counts as her second dam 1993 champion juvenile filly Phone Chatter.
Other descendants of Phone Chatter include Grade 1 winner Dixie Chatter and the Grade 3-placed stakes-scoring filly Rumor, who captured the L.A. Woman Stakes cross-country at Santa Anita just minutes following the Spinster.
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