Favored Changing Skies pounced on Casablanca Smile in the stretch and proved a handy 3 3/4-length winner of the $100,000 La Prevoyante Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the turf at Calder Casino and Race Course Jan. 2.
Ridden by Kent Desormeaux for trainer Bill Mott, Swettenham Stud's homebred 6-year-old mare rebounded from a fourth-place finish in Aqueduct's Long Island Handicap (gr. IIIT) Nov. 13 when she was sent off as the 3-5 favorite.
Changing Skies appreciated some cut in the ground on Calder's dormant turf course, completing the 1 1/2-mile assignment in 2:27.91 over "good" ground.