After a trip that can best be described as brutal and
resulting in a seventh place finish in her last start in the Grade 2 Lake
George Stakes at Saratoga on July 25, trainer Todd Pletcher sends out Dancing
Solo in Sunday’s $60,000 Twin Light Stakes at Monmouth Park. The significant drop down in
class isn’t the only reason.
“This is a
much softer spot for her and that’s always a good thing,” said Anthony
Sciametta, the assistant to Pletcher. “She’s doing really good and she’s ready
to run again. She’s already proven that she really likes this turf course.”
ought to know. Dancing Solo has spent most of the meet under his care and he
saddled her when she won the Little Silver Stakes here on May 27 and came right
back to take the Grade 3 Boiling Springs Stakes on June 23 the next time out.
Now she looks to become the meet’s first and perhaps only three-time stakes
But she’ll have to keep stretching
out in distance to do so. Under “Jersey” Joe
Bravo, the 3-year-old chestnut filly won the Little Silver at one mile on the
turf, and then the Boiling Springs at 1 1/16 miles. This will be her first time
traveling 1 1/8 miles.
breeding and Giant’s Causeway as her sire, I don’t think that will be a
problem,” said Sciametta.
Solo, who was purchased by Twin Creeks Racing Stable for $100,000 as a
yearling, has already earned $164,439 from three wins, two seconds and two
thirds in 11 starts. She is the only multiple stakes winner and the only graded
stakes winner in the field of seven sophomore fillies, and she draws the rail
under Bravo once again.
two stakes victories thus far in the Monmouth season, Dancing Solo is tied with
stable mate Maple
Forest and the Patricia
Farro-trained Royal Currier, the only other multiple winners.