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Aviate Seeks First Grade One Tally

Aviate will attempt to earn her first Grade 1 victory when she competes in the Grade 1, $400,000 Foxwoods Just a Game for fillies and mares at one mile on the Widener turf course. A Juddmonte Farms homebred, Aviate has made two starts in North America, winning the Grade 2 Distaff Turf Mile at Churchill Downs on May 7 following a third in the Grade 3 Honey Fox at Gulfstream Park on March 5. She’ll attempt to emulate last year’s Just a Game winner Proviso and give Juddmonte and Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott their second straight victory in the race.

 

“[Her development this year] couldn’t have been better,” said Mott. “We’ll see on Saturday if it continues and gets us to where we want to go. Having a Grade 1 would be wonderful.”

 

Aviate is expected to face Team Valor International’s Gypsy’s Warning, who closed her 2010 campaign with a victory in the Grade 1 Matriarch at Hollywood Park in November and is looking to rebound off a seventh in the Grade 2 Jenny Wiley at Keeneland on April 16. Heading the local contingent are Much Rejoicing and Strike the Bell, the respective top two finishers of the Glia overnight stakes at Belmont Park on May 13.

 

The Foxwoods Just a Game field is also likely to include Bet On the Blue, Cherokee Queen, Fantasia, Justaroundmidnight, and La Cloche. C. S. Silk is also under consideration for the race.

 

 

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