The Grade 3 $100,000 Boiling Springs Stakes for 3-year-old
fillies on the turf came up pretty salty with every one of the nine entrants
having made her last start in stakes company. Moreover, one is already a graded
stakes winner and four of the fillies are dropping down from Grade 2
Elizabeth Gray is not the least intimidated.
saddle Cheimon, who in her last start on May 27 finished fourth in the $65,000
Little Silver Stakes on the Monmouth
Park turf behind Boiling Springs
entrants Dancing Solo, Glamour N Glory and Senator Beck.
excited about this race,” said Gray, who has been in the business since 1986
and took out her license four years ago after working as an assistant with Dale
Romans’ divisions in Florida and New York for 15 years. “I’d like to get her
some black type.”
who is by Corinthian out of the Carson City mare Storm City Blues, is owned by
Andrew Farm and Overbrook Farm and was purchased out of the 2010 Keeneland
September yearling sale for $52,000. Cheimon has been under Gray’s tutelage
since last summer and she has one win and one third from five starts.
Fresh off a
two-month break, Cheimon’s performance in the Little Silver at one mile on the
grass was encouraging despite trouble in the race.
numbers (speed figures) have gotten better every time out and her last race was
a nice effort,” said Gray. “She’s been working extremely well since and both of
her breezes were bullets. She’s coming into the race in super shape and she
definitely deserves her shot.”
Dancing Solo, a daughter of Giant’s Causeway
who is trained by Todd Pletcher, won the Little Silver, she was able to take
advantage of a blistering pace. She was next to last in the 10-horse field, but
as soon as Joe Bravo moved her outside, she flew down the lane and crossed
under the wire in 1:34.3 for the mile on firm footing.
The pace in the Boiling Springs
figures to be more honest.
not as much speed in this race as there was in her last, so it will be
interesting to see how the race unfolds,” said Gray. “But she’s got tactical
speed so I expect her to run well.”
picks up the mount for the first time and will be part of the 116 pound impost
for the one-mile-and-a-sixteenth race. Dancing Solo, who has been stabled here
all meet, is the 118 pound high weight and will carry two pounds more than all
“This is a
very tough race and it is not a given for us,” said Anthony Sciametta,
Pletcher’s assistant. “This is a different race against a different group with
graded stakes horse, so we’ll see.”
regarded as a master judge of pace on this course, has another date with
Dancing Solo. After their win in the Little Silver, Bravo said that it is
horses like Dancing Solo who make him love racing.
Lemonade, the solo graded stakes winner in the field, and Zultanite are
dropping down from the Grade 2 Sands Point at Belmont Park
on May 28. Zucchini Flower last raced in the Grade 2 Black-Eyed Susan on May 18
and Hearts of Red was third behind Grade 1 winner Grace Hall in the Gulfstream
Park Oaks on March 12. Destiny’s Child makes her first start in America after
racing in stakes company in Ireland and Germany for Team Valor and will wear
blinkers for the first time.
race came up pretty tough, but I haven’t found an easy one yet,” said Gray.
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