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Pletcher Saddles Four in Frizette

Trainer Todd Pletcher, who won last year’s Grade 1 Frizette with Devil May Care, looks to repeat next Saturday when he sends out a quartet of fillies for the $300,000 race, one of three Grade 1’s on the card along with the Champagne and the Jamaica Handicap.

 

Heading the group is E. Paul Robsham Stables’ R Heat Lightning, already a Grade 1 winner with her four-length victory in the Spinaway at Saratoga Race Course on September 5. The Trippi filly will be making her fourth start in the one-mile Frizette, having broken her maiden in July at Delaware Park and finishing second in the Colleen at Monmouth Park in August.

 

“She seems to have been handling the gradual progression of stretching out nicely,” said Pletcher, who will also saddle Tap for Luck, Maple Forest and Valiant Passion in the race.

 

Tap for Luck, a Tapit filly owned by Summit West Racing, will be making her second start in the Frizette, coming off a 2 ¼-length win in a five-furlong maiden event at Saratoga on August 20.

 

“It’s a big jump up going from a five-furlong maiden win, but she is bred to stretch out and we’re optimistic she’ll handle that,” said Pletcher.

 

Maple Forest, front-running winner of her maiden effort at Saratoga on August 5 and most recently the beaten favorite in the Sorority at Monmouth on September 6, looks to be the speed of the group, while the late-running Valiant Passion, a 9 ¼-length maiden winner at Saratoga on August 12, was subsequently purchased by Team Valor International and finished third in the Spinaway for her new connections.

 

“I think she ran a credible race in the Spinaway,” said Pletcher of the Lion Heart filly. “Because of the negotiations, she’d had only one work between her first race and the Spinaway, and since then she’s had a steady series of works.”

 

Pletcher, who will saddle Repole Stable’s sensational maiden winner Uncle Mo as the likely favorite in the $300,000 Champagne, said he may also enter Stay Thirsty in the one-mile race. The Bernardini colt, also owned by Repole Stable, was most recently second to Boys At Tosconova in the Grade 1 Three Chimneys Hopeful at Saratoga on September 6.

 

 

 

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