A homebred for Cal MacWilliam and Neil Teitelbaum, Miss Behaviour enters off a runner-up finish to Tea Time in the Sharp Cat Stakes Oct. 27 at Belmont Park. Prior to that effort the daughter of Jump Start capped a three-race win streak to start her racing career with a clear victory in the Matron Stakes (gr. II) Sept. 29 at Belmont.
Trained by Phil Schoenthal, Miss Behaviour will be making her first start away from the Northeast or Mid-Atlantic region as she won her maiden special weight debut at Parx and the Sorority Stakes at Monmouth Park.
Shipping in from the West Coast will be Concave, who boasts the Kentucky Derby (gr. I)-winning connections of owner Reddam Racing, trainer Doug O'Neill, and jockey Mario Gutierrez. O'Neill, who saddled I'll Have Another to that Derby win, won last year's Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes (gr. III) with eventual Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) and Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) winner Goldencents , will try for his first Princess victory.
Concave won her first two career starts, including a half-length victory in the Sorrento Stakes (gr. II) at Del Mar. The daughter of Colonel John enters off an off-the-board finish in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) Nov. 2 at Santa Anita Park.
$500,000 Delta Downs Princess Stakes (gr. III, race 6, approximate post time 3:43 p.m. CST) 2yo fillies, 1 mile
PP, Horse, Jockey, Weight, Trainer
1. Tepin (KY), M. Mena, 117, M. Casse
2. Zip On (KY), R. Albarado, 117, R. Morse
3. Miss Behaviour (PA), S. Russell, 122, P. Schoenthal
4. Bahnah (KY), R. Napravnik, 122, W. Calhoun
5. Synapse (KY), G. Melancon, 119, A. Leggio Jr.
6. Concave (ON), M. Gutierrez, 122, D. O'Neill
7. Appreciating (KY), S. Bridgmohan, 117, M. Casse