Good News, Meet Me At Midnite Vie in Singapore Plate

(Edited track report)
CresRan LLC's Sue's Good News and B M H Stable's Meet Me At Midnite will likely battle for the public's support as they headline a field of nine 3-year-old fillies in Saturday's $100,000 Singapore Plate at Arlington Park. The Grade III race, known for much of its history as the Arlington Oaks, will be run at 1 1/8 miles.

A daughter of Woodman, Sue's Good News won the first four races of her career, including the $75,000 Instant Racing Breeders' Cup at Oaklawn Park before seeing that skein snapped when running sixth in the Grade III Delaware Oaks at Delaware Park.

Trainer Steve Hobby indicated Sue's Good News tied up sometime between leaving the paddock and arriving at the starting gate for the Delaware race, which likely accounted for her sluggish performance.

Tim Doocy, who has ridden the chestnut filly in all five of her races, will make the trip in from Louisiana for the Singapore Plate.

Meet Me At Midnite also comes out of the Delaware Oaks where she ran fifth in the nine-horse field. Prior to that, the General Meeting filly won back-to-back allowance races over 1 1/16 miles at Churchill Downs.

The Singapore Plate will be the first attempt at a 1 1/8 miles for the Rick Hiles trainee, who will be ridden for the first time by C. H. Marquez Jr.

Also looming is Keeping the Gold, who beat state-bred rivals in the $86,450 Purple Violet Stakes June 21. Trained by Chris Block, Keeping the Gold validated that effort when she returned to beat open fillies in the $52,400 Top Corsage Stakes at one mile.

1. Meet Me At Midnite, C.H. Marquez, 118, 5-1
2. Wildwood Royal, E.T. Baird, 122, 8-1
3. Golden Reputation, C.A. Emigh, 116, 12-1
4. Sue's Good News, T. Doocy, 120, 3-1
5. Splasha, F. Lovato Jr., 122, 12-1
6. Julie's Prize, L. Sterling Jr., 122, 4-1
7. Lil Scout, M. St. Julien, 116, 10-1
8. Keeping the Gold, E. Razo Jr., 122, 7-2
9. Austin's Mom, R. Sibille, 116, 8-1