Even-money choice Dancinginherdreams
charged through an opening at the rail approaching mid-stretch and
romped to victory under a patient Julien Leparoux in the $165,450 Pocahontas Stakes (gr. III) on the opening day of the Churchill Downs fall meet Oct. 31.
Dancinginherdreams, who won geared down by 5 1/4 lengths, certainly
lived up to her billing on Churchill's "Stars of Tomorrow" card for
2-year-olds. Connections for those pre-entered in the Grey Goose
Juvenile Fillies (gr. I), to be held Nov. 5 at Churchill, can be
thankful they won't be facing the inexperienced daughter of Tapit
--Mayan Milagra, by Menifee
Owned by John Oxley and trained by John Ward Jr., the $330,000
Keeneland yearling purchase has won her two starts by a combined 10 1/4
lengths. The lighty-framed filly completed the one-turn mile over a
fast track in 1:38.59, nearly matching the winning time posted by
2-year-old colt Astrology
(1:38.43) in winning the Iroquois Stakes (gr. III) two races earlier at Churchill.