Unbeaten Daring Dancer Set for Wonder Again

Unbeaten Daring Dancer Set for Wonder Again
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Daring Dancer won the 2014 Appalachian Stakes.
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Undefeated Sagamore Farm homebred Daring Dancer will try for her fourth straight victory and second straight stakes win against an expected six other 3-year-old fillies in the $200,000 Wonder Again Stakes May 25 at Belmont Park.

The lone graded stakes winner in the field, Daring Dancer enters the 1 1/8-mile turf race off a 2 1/2-length victory in the first stakes start of her career, the Appalachian Stakes (gr. IIIT) April 14 at Keeneland. As a juvenile, the Maryland-bred daughter of Empire Maker opened her career with clear victories in turf races at Laurel Park, a maiden special event; and Churchill Downs, an allowance race.

Top challenges could come from stakes winners Recepta, who is campaigned by Phillips Racing Partnership and Pam Gartin; and Courtesan, campaigned by Ramona Bass.

$200,000 Wonder Again Stakes (race 8, approximate post time 4:57 p.m. EDT) 3YO, Fillies, 1 1/8 Miles, Turf
PP, Horse, Jockey, Weight, Trainer

1. Recpeta (KY), J. Alvarado, 121, J. Toner
2. Minorette (KY), J. Rosario, 115, C. Brown
3. Sea Queen (KY), I. Ortiz Jr., 117, C. Clement
4. Daring Dancer (MD), A. Garcia, 121, H. Motion
5. Lawn Party (VA), J. Castellano, 115, T. Pletcher
6. Courtesan (FL), J. Bravo, 121, C. Clement
7. Party Now (KY), J. Velazquez, 117, C. McGaughey III

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