Bourbonette: Sloane Square in Stakes Debut

Bourbonette: Sloane Square in Stakes Debut
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Sloane Square is undefeated in two starts.

After winning her first two career starts by a combined 11 3/4 lengths, Michael Tabor's Sloane Square will try stakes company for the first time March 22 in the $125,000 Pure Romance Bourbonette Stakes (gr. III) at Turfway Park.

Saturday's Bourbonette start also will be the first race on Polytrack for the daughter of Giant's Causeway  . She enters the one-mile race for 3-year-old fillies off a January maiden win at Gulfstream Park and a February allowance score at Calder Casino & Race Course.

Sloane Square is out of Marylebone, winner of the 2003 Matron Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park for Tabor. Marylebone already has produced stakes winner Bow Bells, a full sister to Sloane Square.

Sloane Squre is trained by Todd Pletcher, who will try to secure a third straight Bourbonette victory after taking the 2012 edition with In Lingerie and last year's race with Silsita. Pletcher also will send out Super Sky, who won a maiden race on the Keeneland Polytrack in October.

Awaiting the Pletcher duo will be James Miller's Aurelia's Belle, who enters off three straight graded stakes placings at Gulfstream. The daughter of Lemon Drop Kid   won a maiden race in October on the Keeneland Polytrack.

Shipping in from California will be Swiss Lake Yodeler for Racing Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. The two-time stakes-winning daughter of Swiss Yodeler enters off a third-place finish in the Santa Ysabel Stakes (gr. III) March 1 at Santa Anita Park.

$125,000 Pure Romance Bourbonette Stakes (gr. III, race 10, approximate post time 6:28 p.m. EST) 3YO, mile
PP, Horse, Jockey, Weight, Trainer, ML Odds
1. Stormy Novel (KY), S. Elliott, 118, J. Servis, 15-1
2. La Mejor Fiesta (KY), J. Rose, 124, W. Ward, 12-1
3. Cheerful Contender (KY), L. Contreras, 120, M. Casse, 8-1
4. Sloane Square (KY), J. Velazquez, 118, T. Pletcher, 3-1
5. Sommerville Miss (KY), M. Adam, 120, R. Beck, 30-1
6. Super Sky (KY), L. Saez, 118, T. Pletcher, 12-1
7. Aurelia's Belle (KY), C. Hill, 118, W. Catalano, 4-1
8. Swiss Lake Yodeler (CA), R. Baze, 124, J. Hollendorfer, 5-1
9. Shannon Nicole (KY), R. Napravnik, 120, M. Maker, 6-1
10. Zensational Bunny (KY), A. Jimenez, 118, M. Casse, 10-1
11. Turtle River (KY), B. Creed, 120, B. Colebrook, 30-1
12. Katie's Eyes (KY), C. Lanerie, 118, G. Forster, 20-1

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