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Flora Dora is scheduled to begin her 3-year-old campaign in the Busanda Stakes.
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Flora Dora Opens Season in Busanda Stakes

Field of seven fillies also includes impressive maiden winner Alto Belle.

After earning a stakes win and grade III placing last season, Flora Dora is scheduled to begin her 3-year-old campaign on Sunday, Jan. 31 in the $100,000 Busanda Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack.

Winter weather forced the race to be postponed from Jan. 23 to 31.

Florida-bred Flora Dora secured her maiden win in the restricted My Dear Girl division of the Florida Stallion Stakes Oct. 3 at Gulfstream Park. The Coffeepot Stables runner followed that effort with a runner-up finish to Big World in the Tempted Stakes (gr. III) Nov. 4 at Aqueduct before wrapping her juvenile season with a fourth in the Demoiselle Stakes (gr. II) there on Nov. 28.

Bred in Florida by Dizney Double Diamond, Flora Dora is a daughter of First Dude —Aidan, by Dixieland Band. She is trained by Marialice Coffey. Jose Ortiz will be aboard for the first time.

Flora Dora will be the 122-pound highweight in the Busanda, an inner track, one-mile and 70-yard race for 3-year-old fillies that drew a total of seven fillies. The Busanda is a points qualifying race in the Kentucky Oaks Championship Series, with points being awarded 10-4-2-1 to the top four finishers.

Alto Racing's Alto Belle will be making her first start since rolling to an 18 1/2-length maiden special weight victory over four other fillies in a Nov. 20 race on the Aqueduct main track. The daughter of Trappe Shot  is trained by Todd Pletcher and will be ridden Sunday by Irad Ortiz Jr. 

Entries: Busanda S.

Aqueduct Racetrack, Sunday, January 31, 2016, Race 9

  • STK
  • 1m 70y
  • Inner track
  • $100,000
  • 3 yo Fillies
  • 4:20 PM (local)
11Flora Dora (FL)Jose L. Ortiz120Marialice Coffey3/1
22She's So Fine (KY)Keeneland Sales GraduateAaron T. Gryder116Michael J. Maker20/1
33Lost Raven (KY)Manuel Franco120Todd A. Pletcher5/1
44Invite (VA)Junior Alvarado116William I. Mott8/1
55Alto Belle (KY)Keeneland Sales GraduateIrad Ortiz, Jr.116Todd A. Pletcher5/2
66Dreams to Reality (KY)Keeneland Sales GraduateChristopher P. DeCarlo116Michael Dilger12/1
77Kentucky Road (KY)Gabriel Saez116John T. Toscano, Jr.20/1
88Scatoosh (KY)Keeneland Sales GraduateKendrick Carmouche116Leah Gyarmati4/1
99Arch Or Nothing (KY)Keeneland Sales GraduateRuben Silvera116Edmund Pringle30/1