Heavenly Miss caught favored Crimson and Roses in the stretch to win the $100,000 J.J.'s Dream Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Calder Race Course Saturday. Formal Miss was third in a field of nine going 5 1/2 furlongs, followed by Pasta Fazool, Meama, Forest Native, Running Debate, Electrical Carlita, and Shelby's Angel.
"I was in a little trouble on the turn," said winning jockey Manuel Aguilar. I didn't have room with all the horses outside of me. When I tried to get out, she wanted to get out more and I had to check. At the end she did better. She finished very strong. She's a strong closer. I never hit her, just pushed on her."
Heavenly Miss was timed in 1:06.07 on the fast track and paid $17.90, $6.20, and $4. Crimson and Roses, who closed at 8-5, paid $3.60 and $2.40. Formal Miss returned $3.20. The winning exacta paid $75.
Heavenly Miss is a daughter of Suave Prospect owned by Mike Sherman and trained by Angel Salinas. She has won two of three starts with one third. Her earnings jumped from $20,600 to $80,600 in her first stakes start. She was bred in Florida by Farnsworth Farms. (Chart, Equibase