Barn Notes

Pletcher Fillies Look Strong In Sunday Stakes

Posted Saturday, May 26, 2012

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The $75,000 Monmouth Beach Stakes at 1 mile 70 yards on the main track and the $60,000 Little Silver Stakes at one mile on the turf highlight Sunday’s 12-race card and Todd Pletcher’s powerhouse stable will be well represented in both. 

            Savvy Supreme, a four-year-old daughter of Distorted Humor, is shipping in from Pletcher’s main base in New York for the Monmouth Beach and Dancing Solo and Georgie’s Angel, both of whom are based here under the watchful eye of Anthony Sciametta, will line up in the gate for the Little Silver restricted to 3-year-old fillies. 

            WinStar Farm’s Savvy Supreme is making her first start of the year and dropping down from Grade 1 company, but she should feel right at home here having won the Grade 3 Monmouth Oaks on this track last August. 

Georgie’s Angel is by Bellamy Road, who was owned and bred by George Steinbrenner and was named for the late New York Yankees owner. This is also her initial start of the year, and the 2011 Grade 3 Schuylerville Stakes winner came up empty when she last raced in the Grade 2 Pocahontas Stakes at Churchill Downs this past October. 

 Dancing Solo, by Giant’s Causeway and well bred for the grass, has only raced on the surface in her maiden effort. She is winless on the Polytrack and the main track this year, but her dirt races were taken off the grass. Still, she was second in the Grade 3 Bourbonette Oaks at Turfway Park to stable mate In Lingerie, who went on to win the Grade 2 Black-Eyed Susan on Preakness Day. The barn is eager to get Dancing Solo in a turf race. 

“The fillies are all doing great. Dancing Solo has been training really well and Georgie is an easy horse to train. She is aggressive in her gallops,” said Sciametta. “Now all they have to show up tomorrow afternoon.” 

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