Ticker
  • Ben's Cat sprints home late to win his 10yo seasonal debut in thrilling fashion.Posted 1 hour ago
  • Minding shows her class, easily winning the 1000 Guineas.Posted 4 hours ago
  • Uncle Lino digs in to win the inaugural California Chrome Stakes.Posted 20 hours ago
  • A Lot holds off favored Green Mask by a whisker to win the Elusive Quality.Posted 23 hours ago
  • Galileo Gold, under Frankie Dettori, rolls in the 2000 Guineas.Posted 1 day ago
  • Olorda takes them all the way in the Bewitch Stakes on closing day at Keeneland.Posted 1 day ago
  • Nyquist will get in his final Kentucky Derby workout Friday afternoon at Keeneland.Posted 5 days ago
  • Time and Motion wins the Memories of Silver for Jimmy Toner.Posted 6 days ago
  • Finest City sets new track record in Great Lady M.Posted 7 days ago
  • Stanford finds his way back to the winner's circle in the Charles Town Classic.Posted 7 days ago

Lovely Lil Ready for Graded Action

Among those pointing to next Saturday’s Grade 2, $150,000 Foxwoods Gallant Bloom is Barry K. Schwartz’ homebred Lovely Lil, a 1 ¾-length winner of the Union Avenue for New York-breds at Saratoga Race Course on August 22.

 

The Union Avenue was the second start of 2011 for the 4-year-old daughter of Tiznow, who also won an optional claimer at the Spa on July 27.

 

“We’ve always thought she was better than just a New York-bred stakes filly,” said trainer Mike Hushion of Lovely Lil, who last year was fourth in the Grade 1 Test and seventh in the Gallant Bloom. “This seems like a nice spot for her. Her last race was a nice, conservative race; she wasn’t all out.”

 

In the Union Avenue, Lovely Lil sat behind opening fractions of 22.15 and 45.12, then came three-wide on the turn to take command in the stretch and go onto an easy victory.

 

“It was a good type of race to step up off,” said Hushion.

 

The trainer added that B Shanny, front-running winner of a seven-furlong maiden race at the Spa on August 20, continues to be pointed for the Grade 1 Champagne at Belmont Park on August 8. The Street Cry colt most recently worked five furlongs in 1:03.45 at Belmont on September 12.

 

“Ramon [Dominguez] worked him,” said Hushion. “He thinks he’s getting noticeably more and more focused as time goes on.”

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories