In the Stars seeks her first stakes win when she runs in Monday’s
Presidents’ Day feature, the Grade II Buena Vista Stakes for older
fillies and mares at one mile on turf.
“She’s doing very well,” trainer Richard Mandella said of the
5-year-old Brazilian-bred daughter of Romarin owned by Alessandro
“She came last year and we spent three or four months getting her
ready. She’s been pretty good so far, and maybe even continuing to
In the Stars, who will be ridden by Gary Stevens, was beaten a
neck and a head in the Megahertz Stakes by A Jealous Woman, who is back
in the Buena Vista, as is Byrony, who was second in the Megahertz, a
head in front of In the Stars.
In the Stars has been favored in four of her five U.S. starts, winning twice.
The field for the Buena Vista, race eight of 10: Byrony, Garrett
Gomez; Mizdirection, Mike Smith; Byrama, Victor Espinoza; Long Face,
Julien Leparoux; Trois Aureole, Martin Garcia; A Jealous Woman, Brice
Blanc; Charm the Maker, Joe Talamo; and In the Stars, Gary Stevens.