My Miss Aurelia, runner-up to Royal Delta in the Breeders’ Cup
Ladies’ Classic at Santa Anita last Nov. 2, worked four furlongs on
Santa Anita’s fast main track Thursday morning in 48:60 for her
4-year-old debut in the Grade I La Brea Stakes at seven furlongs on
“She’s doing great,” said Scott Blasi, assistant to trainer
Steve Asmussen, who has 29 head on hand for the winter/spring meet.
“She’s a good-feeling filly. She’s not mean, very manageable and
Blasi has a vested interest, of course, but feels My Miss
Aurelia is a legitimate favorite to win the Eclipse Award as outstanding
3-year-old filly of 2012. “She should get it,” Blasi said. “She beat
Questing twice (in the Grade I, $1 million Cotillion and in the Ladies’
My Miss Aurelia, a bay daughter of Smart Strike owned by
Stonestreet Stables and George Bolton and bred by Stonestreet
Thoroughbred Holdings, had won six straight races, three of them Grade
I’s, before the Ladies’ Classic setback.
Said private clocker Toby Turrell of My Miss Aurelia: “She could not be any more ready.”