Spectacular Sky Aims to Make Vagrancy Grade
by Frank Angst
Date Posted: 5/15/2013 9:48:45 PM
Last Updated: 5/18/2013 10:52:01 AM

Spectacular Sky will try to secure the first graded stakes win of her career when in the Vagrancy Handicap.
Photo: Coady Photography

Three-time stakes winner Spectacular Sky will try to secure the first graded stakes win of her career when she faces five other fillies and mares in the $200,000 Vagrancy Handicap (gr. II)  May 18 at Belmont Park.

The 118-pound highweight, Spectacular Sky enters the 6 1/2-furlong handicap for older fillies and mares off a runner-up finish in the Inside Information Stakes (gr. II) March 17 at Gulfstream Park. That effort was flattered when the winner, Aubby K, came back May 4 to win the Humana Distaff Stakes (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.

Farnsworth Stables' Spectacular Sky opened the season with a narrow victory in the Manatee Stakes Feb. 9 at Tampa Bay Downs, the third career stakes win for the 5-year-old Sky Mesa   mare. Bred in Kentucky by John and Mildred Boyce, Spectacular Sky is out of the Boone's Mill mare La Princesse Jolie.

Another starter looking to claim her first graded stakes win will be Mr. Amore Stable's Miss d'Oro, who enters off a runner-up finish behind Cluster of Stars in the Distaff Handicap (gr. II) April 13 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

Withgreatpleasure will try to earn a third straight victory and second straight graded stakes win after rallying to an upset victory in the Ruffian Handicap (gr. II) April 6 at Aqueduct.

$200,000 Vagrancy Handicap (gr. II, race 9, approximate post time 5:17 p.m.) F&M, 3YO&Up, 6 1/2 furlongs
PP, Horse, Jockey, Weight, Trainer
1. Glorious View (KY), J. Alvarado, 114, W. Mott
2. Miss d'Oro (PA), J. Lezcano, 114, J. Servis
3. Withgreatpleasure (KY), S. Elliott, 117, D. Nunn
4. Spectacular Sky (KY), L. Saez, 118, M. Wolfson
5. Irish Exchange (MD), R. Maragh, 115, G. Preciado
6. Fantasy of Flight (KY), C. Velasquez, 116, M. Nevin
 



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