7 Juvenile Fillies Set For Demoiselle
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Thu 26/11/2015 - 21:30 EST
A stakes-heavy Aqueduct card Saturday, November 28 kicks off in race three with the Grade 2, $300,000 Demoiselle, as seven juvenile fillies are set to contest the mile and an eighth event on the main track.
Lewis Bay is the 8/5 morning line favorite after posting a six-length win in her second career start October 18 at Belmont. The breakthrough victory came after a narrow debut loss on a muddy track five weeks earlier. Trained by Todd Pletcher, Lewis Bay is a daughter of 2006 Three Year-Old Horse of the Year and classic winner Bernardini out of a Summer Squall mare suggesting that her first try around two turns won’t be an issue. Pletcher connects at a 30% clip with runners going sprint to route. Irad Ortiz, who rode the filly in her first two starts, will be aboard once again breaking from post 3.
Flora Dora looks for another stakes tally
7/2 second choice Flora Dora finished second, beaten just a half length last-out in the Grade 3 Tempted Stakes at Aqueduct. Prior to that effort, the Marialice Coffey trainee broke her maiden against stakes foes at Gulfstream, winning the $500,000 My Dear Girl Stakes October 3 in her second career start. The win was Coffey’s first of 2015 from 28 starters. Kendrick Carmouche, who has ridden the filly in 2 of 3 career starts excluding the My Dear Girl, will be aboard again breaking from the rail.
Pletcher charge tries dirt
Thrilled, also hailing from the Todd Pletcher Barn, is 4/1 on the morning line while making her first start on dirt. In four career starts – all on turf – Thrilled broke her maiden at first-asking and ran second in a pair of stakes races including the Grade 3 Miss Grillo. In her last start, Thrilled finished eleventh in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf.
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