With speedy Miss Linda breaking from the rail and need-the-lead Pocus Hocus to her outside, the $100,000 Turnback the Alarm at 1 1/8-miles on Saturday at Belmont Park, should set up nicely for She's Got the Beat, who will attempt to win her first graded stakes.
Since the beginning of summer, most of her races have been strong, with the exception of her 15-length defeat in the Ruffian (gr. I). She was a distant second behind Sightseek in the Go For Wand (gr. I), beat Pocus Hocus in an allowance, and recently was game in defeat to Princess Dixie in the seven-furlong Iroquois for New York-breds.
"I thought the Iroquois was a tough race for her cutting back to one turn in a 13-horse field," said trainer P.G. Johnson. "We gave the winner three pounds that day and she may have been on the lead longer than I wanted to. I was satisfied with her race and we're looking forward to Saturday."
Misty Sixes was just a neck behind She's Got the Beat in a $65,000 restricted stakes on Belmont Day. In her last start, the Sanford Goldfarb runner aired in an off-the-turf stakes race at Monmouth.
The Turnback the Alarm should be a better spot for Thorn Stable's Nonsuch Bay, who has been beaten double digits in her last two starts against grade I runners.
The field for Saturday's $100,000 Turnback the Alarm (gr. III) includes:
1 -- Miss Linda (Richard Migliore, 118)
2 -- She's Got the Beat (John Velazquez, 114)
3 -- Lady Liberty (Edgar Prado, 111)
4 -- Pocus Hocus (Jose Santos, 113)
5 -- Misty Sixes (Shaun Bridgmohan, 114)
6 -- Nonsuch Bay (Jerry Bailey, 115)