Opportunity Looms for 'Fair Lady in Chaposa Springs

Trainer Steve Standridge sends out Sabine Stable's 4-year-old filly Win's Fair Lady in Saturday's $100,000 Chaposa Springs Handicap (gr. III) and more than the purse could be riding on her performance.

Win's Fair Lady is a homebred 4-year-old filly by Dehere out of multiple stakes-winner Win Crafty Lady, whose other foals include major stakes winners Harmony Lodge and Graeme Hall, both trained by Todd Pletcher for Laura and Eugene Melnyk.

Harmony Lodge finished third to Gold Mover in the Princess Rooney Handicap (gr. II) at Calder on July 12 before capturing the Ballerina Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga in August. Graeme Hall's biggest victories came in the Arkansas Derby (gr. II) and Jim Dandy Stakes. (gr. II).

Win's Fair Lady is a stakes winner and finished second to Stormy Frolic in the Calder Breeders' Cup Handicap early in this meet, but a win or placing in a graded stakes would enhance her future value as a broodmare prospect. Win's Crafty Lady was sold at the Keeneland November sales.

Joseph Greeley's Sabine Stable made news earlier this year as the breeder of a 2-year-old Tale of the Cat colt who sold a record $1.4 million at the Fasig-Tipton February sales held in the Calder paddock to owners Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith.

That colt is named Lion Heart and won the Hollywood Prevue Stakes (G3) last month for trainer Patrick Biancone and is the probable favorite in next weekend's Hollywood Futurity (G1). Standridge trained Lion Heart's half-sister French Satin to win the Florida Oaks (G3) and place in several other stakes.

$100,000 Chaposa Springs Handicap (gr. III), fillies & mares 3 & up, 7 furlongs
PP., Horse, Weight, Jockey
1. Chispiski (FL), 122, Julio A. Garcia
2. Honeymooner (FL), 112, Rosemary B. Homeister, Jr.
3. Forty Marinesca (ARG), 112, Gary Boulanger
4. Keiai Sakura (KY), 113, Brice Blanc
5. Elegant Mercedes (FL), 112, Rene R. Douglas
6. Holy Bubbette (KY), 112, Jerry D. Bailey
7. Barbara O'Brien (FL), 114, Eibar Coa
8. Splasha (KY), 114, Manuel Aguilar
9. Crimson and Roses (FL), 110, Cornelio H. Velasquez
10. Win's Fair Lady (KY), 113, Joe Bravo
11. Belle Artiste (KY), 116, Christopher P. DeCarlo
12. Crafty Brat (FL), 112, Manoel R. Cruz