Richard Ravin’s Essence of Bubbles, who made the pace in last Saturday’s Grade III Arlington-Washington
Lassie before grudgingly giving way by a half-length to Frank Fletcher’s Rocket
Twentyone in the late stages, will be headed down to Cajun Country for
her next trip to the post, trainer Larry Rivelli indicated earlier this week.
“We’ll probably send her down
to Delta Downs for her next start,” said Rivelli, speaking of the Louisiana
track located in the western portion of the state. “There’s a stakes race
down there for her in about six or eight weeks.”
Essence of Bubbles would be a
prime candidate for the Grade III Delta Downs Princess Stakes for 2-year-old
fillies on Delta Downs Jackpot Day Nov. 19.
“She should have won the
Lassie but she got too wound up in the paddock and left some of her race
there,” said Rivelli, who only got the juvenile filly in his barn in the days
before the Lassie. “Now that I know that characteristic about her, we
will be able to address that issue.”