My Miss Aurelia will make her first start of the year on Saturday in
the Grade 3, $150,000 Azeri Stakes at Oaklawn Park, trainer Steve
Asmussen said Tuesday morning.
My Miss Aurelia also had been under consideration for the Grade 1,
$300,000 Santa Margarita Stakes at Santa Anita, also to be run Saturday.
The Azeri requires My Miss Aurelia to carry 119 pounds over 1 1/16
miles. In the Santa Margarita, My Miss Aurelia would have carried 123
pounds over 1 1/8 miles.
“It is the right spot to start her year,” Asmussen said.