Only one entrant in Sunday’s
Grade 1, $300,000 Spinaway has beaten winners, and that’s Maggi Moss’ So Many Ways, who enters the seven-furlong race for 2-year-old fillies off a win in
the Grade 3 Schuylerville on July 20.
Trainer Tony Dutrow acknowledged
the waters will be deeper in the Spinaway but says So Many Ways will have an
experience edge in the race. In the six-furlong Schuylerville, the Sightseeing
filly made an outside rally from fifth to win by 1 ½ lengths.
“There are some talented maiden
breakers in there that would lead one to believe that they’re going to be nice
horses, but at the same time they’re all not going to get their way this time,
and that will be an issue to some of them,” said Dutrow. “Our filly has the
experience of sitting behind horses and finishing up, and I’m excited about that
fact, and I’m excited about stretching her out to seven eighths.”
So Many Ways’ competition in the
Spinaway includes the potent coupled entry of Teen Pauline and Dreaming of
Julia, who both made impressive winning debuts earlier in the meet, and Seasoned
Warrior, who graduated by 3 ¾ lengths in her second start.
“We’re looking forward to Sunday,
and we have to feel good about our chances,” said Dutrow, who won last year’s
Spinaway with Grace Hall. “And don’t get me wrong, I’m quite aware of the talent
that’s in the race.”