Film Maker hopes to add the $100,000 Gallorette Handicap (gr. IIIT) to her credits on the Preakness undercard Saturday at Pimlico. The Gallorette, run over 8 1/2 grassy furlongs for fillies and mares three years old and up, drew 10 contestants, half of them stakes winners.
Film Maker, trained by Graham Motion, is the most accomplished in the field, having banked more than $450,000. Among her four wins are victories in the Lake George (gr. IIIT) at Saratoga last summer, and a huge score in the Queen Elizabeth II Cup (gr. IT) at Keeneland last October. Since that nose victory, however, the daughter of Dynaformer
has gone off form, rolling an eighth and a sixth in two graded stakes tries in Kentucky.
If Film Maker can't find her way back, Ocean Drive, second in the Jenny Wiley (gr. IIIT) at Keeneland last month, could step up. The Todd Pletcher trainee hasn't hit the winner's circle since taking the Gaviola at Belmont in July, but she's hit the board in three straight and has proven her consistency. Lady of the Future has traveled from Florida to Canada in her 27-race career, and took the Waya at Laurel last October, one of eight victories. She also seeks to regain her form after mediocre efforts in her last pair of starts.
Caught in the Rain is a quality sort who won the Athenia Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Aqueduct last fall. She has raced closer to the pace in her last two, staying on for third in the Beaugay Handicap (gr. IIIT) at the Big A in her last outing May 1. Skip to Savannah was put up to first via disqualification last month in the Turf Distaff at Tampa Bay Downs, and carries a two-race win streak into the Gallorette.
The Gallorette field, in post position order with jockeys and weights:
1) Lady Linda (Ryan Foglesonger, 115)
2) Caught in the Rain (Richard Migliore, 114)
3) Ocean Drive (Jerry Bailey, 117)
4) Skip to Savannah (Ramon Dominguez, 113)
5) Bluffie Slew (S.N. Chavez, 108)
6) With Patience (Pat Day, 112)
7) Lady of the Future (Travis Dunkelberger, 115)
8) True Sensation (S.D. Hamilton, 113)
9) Film Maker (Edgar Prado, 120)
10)Lavender Baby (Hector Karamanos, 111)