Friday’s $46,000 featured allowance optional claiming race
for fillies and mares will be run at one mile and a sixteenth on the grass and
the conditions could not suit Millenia any better. Even better, the firm turf
that is expected is her favorite footing.
the turf, she likes the distance and I expect her to run well,” said trainer
David Fawkes. “This is a much easier spot for her.”
three most recent races, the five-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Milwaukee
Brew competed in stakes company at Tampa Bay Downs and Calder Race Course but
could fare no better than third in all three while being beaten by a combined
30 lengths. But she had excuses in her last two races as the $55,000 Sara
Success Stakes was taken off the turf and run over a sloppy surface at one mile
and the $55,000 Emergency Nurse Stakes was on the dirt at one mile and 70
two, she was in over her head a little bit,” said Fawkes. “Now, we’re back on
will also have Joe Rocco, Jr. back in the irons. He was aboard on February 25
at Gulfstream Park when he lost by only a head in a
$62,500 allowance optional claiming race.
her well in Florida
and I expect him to ride her well again,” said Fawkes.