Rachel Alexandra will make her first start since her historic Preakness (gr. I) victory June 27 at Belmont Park, but her presence in the $300,000 Mother Goose (gr. I) isn't scaring everyone away.
- Dark Bay or Brown Filly
- Born 2006
- KY -Bred
|Trainer||Kiaran P. McLaughlin|
|Owner||Armstrong, Stewart, L.|
|Breeder||Gaines-Gentry Thoroughbreds & Larry Byer|
|Dream Play View Five-Cross Pedigree||Hennessy||Storm Cat|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Omar Trevino||Eaton Sales, agent||$150,000|
|Two-year-old||Stewart L. Armstrong||Eddie Woods, agent||$325,000|
|Racing or broodmare prospect||James Bester Bloodstock||Darby Dan Farm, agent||$460,000|
On a five-race win streak, Justwhistledixie doesn't figure to run into anyone like Rachel Alexandra in the one-mile Acorn, a $300,000 event that drew eight other 3-year-old fillies.
Favored Dream Play, left alone on the lead, exploded away from the field at the top of the lane under Eddie Castro to collect her first graded stakes win in the $147,000 Comely (gr. II) at sloppy Aqueduct April 11.
Laragh, who captured the Hollywood Starlet (gr. I) in December, makes her 3-year-old debut in the $150,000 Comely Stakes (gr. II) at one mile on the Aqueduct main track April 11.
Zayat Stable's Heart Ashley took the lead out of the gate and never looked back as the 3-year-old daughter of Lion Heart ran away with the $107,300 Cicada Stakes (gr. III) at Aqueduct Racetrack on March 14.
One Smokin' Lady, who in her last start romped to a 5 1/2-length allowance victory at Philadelphia Park, will make the jump into graded stakes company in the $100,000 Cicada (gr. III), a six-furlong sprint for 3-year-old fillies March 14 at Aqueduct.