Precious Kitten rallied from just off the pace to win the grade III Gallorette Handicap on the turf at Pimlico Race Course Saturday.
A True Pussycat
- Bay Filly
- Born 2003
Precious Kitten, coming off a second-place finish in the April 14 Jenny Wiley Stakes (gr. IIT) at Keeneland, will face down A True Pussycat when a field of 11 fillies and mares goes postward for Saturday's 1/16-mile Gallorette Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Pimlico on the Preakness undercard.
Melnyk Racing Stable's Indian Vale, who endured several false starts to begin her 5-year-old year, finally got back to the races Saturday afternoon and delivered a 5 1/2-length victory in the $104,800 Next Move Handicap (gr. III) for fillies and mares at nine furlongs on the Aqueduct inner track.
Foiled twice before, Melnyk Racing Stables' Indian Vale looks like she will finally make her comeback in Saturday's $100,000 Next Move Handicap (gr. III) for fillies and mares at 1 1/8 miles at Aqueduct.
Completing a sweep of the weekend stakes for three-time Eclipse Award trainer Todd Pletcher, India won the Azeri Breeders' Cup (gr. III) by a diminishing head over Kettleoneup before a crowd of 20,533 on Saturday afternoon at Oaklawn Park.
|Trainer||Thomas M. Bush|
|Owner||Peter R. Bradley III|
|Breeder||Hobeau Farm Ltd.|
|A True Pussycat View Five-Cross Pedigree||Yes It's True||Is It True|
|Cool Pussycat||Tabasco Cat|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Two-year-old||Matthews Breeding and Racing||AbraCadabra Farms, agent||$47,000|
|Racing or broodmare prospect||Lane's End, agent||($320,000)|
|Broodmare||Thomas Clark Bloodstock, agent||Lane's End, agent for Kennelot Stables||$39,000|
|Broodmare||Jerry Bilinski||Denali Stud, agent||$75,000|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.