Ticker
  • Away nearly a year, Early Entry (4-1) returns to best the favorites in the SM Sprint.Posted 58 minutes ago
  • Prize Exhibit (3-1) powers home the best in the Megahertz.Posted 4 days ago
  • Uncontested (6-5) romps wire to wire in the sloppy Smarty Jones.Posted 4 days ago
  • Green Gratto (5-2) is a game winner of Aqueduct's Toboggan Stakes.Posted 5 days ago
  • Lockdown (2-1), full sister to Close Hatches, wins the Busanda at Aqueduct.Posted 6 days ago
  • Back at Oaklawn Park, Terra Promessa (6-5) rolls in the Pippin.Posted 6 days ago
  • Vale Dori (1-5) is too much for her La Canada competition.Posted 6 days ago
  • Tommy Macho (5-2) tons the best in the Hal's Hope at Gulfstream Park.Posted 6 days ago
  • Flatlined (15-1) wins a wild finish in the Ft. Lauderdale Stakes.Posted 6 days ago
  • Sandiva (7-5) powers by to win the Marshua's River Stakes.Posted 7 days ago

Questing Scares Away Competition in Cotillion

Questing winning the Grade 1, $300,000 TVG Coaching Club American Oaks at Saratoga Race Course. It was jockey Irad Ortiz Jr.’s first graded stakes victory. Credit NYRA, Adam Coglianese

Only three fillies were brave enough to line up against Questing when entries were taken for Saturday's $1 million, Grade I Cotillion at Parx. 

Questing, coming off back-to-back facile Grade I wire-to-wire victories at Saratoga Race Course, looms an elusive target once again under Irad Ortiz Jr.

Kiaran McLaughlin's talented miss has been untouchable from eight to ten furlongs in her last three and is even money to make it four straight.

Standing in between Godolphin's Questing and the $600k first prize is undefeated filly My Miss Aurelia. The $550k Keeneland sales grad, trained by Steve Asmussen, capped off her championship juvenile campaign with wins in the G1 Frizette and G1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies.

The daughter of Smart Strike, owned by Stonestreet Stables & George Bolton, easily grabbed her delayed sophomore sprint return at the Spa on Aug 8 after a poor break and wide trip. She owns fine early-pressing versatility and Nakatani is 2-for-2 with her.

Dixie Strike is back with female friends after tackling males in the Queen's Plate (3rd), Prince of Wales (1st), and Breeders (6th), Canada's Triple Crown series. Ramon Dominguez hops aboard and she does some of her best work at today's eight and one-half furlong distance.

Moment In Dixie completes the quartet. She has finished 1-2 in all four career starts and figures to sit a ground saving tactical trip under Jose Lezcano.

The Cotillion goes as the 10th race at Parx on Saurday, September 22 and they are scheduled to break from the gate at 5:40pm eastern.

 

comments powered by Disqus

Older Comments about Questing Scares Away Competition in Cotillion...

Questing should win, she could beat most of the males
The race Questing ran a Saratoga was awsome. If she runs away she'll run away from them all.
questing can jump the lead, but both could just kill each other and one of the dixie horse will shock them.
nothing can be positively said that QUESTING will ran away from MY MISS AURELIA, do'nt forget that My MISS AURELIA beat QUESTING in 1-1/16 mile breeders stake, jockey was corie nakatani on My Miss Aurelia and Willium Buick was on QUESTING, as a matter of fact Buick is far better jockey than Nakatani and Irad?
What Questing has done reminds me of a lot of what Icon Project did a few seasons ago. Both of them started out racing on turf in Great Britain, Questing under John Gosden and Icon Project under Brian Meehan, and both ran very creditable races on turf. But it was when both of them were sent to America and they made the switch from turf to conventional dirt that their careers really took off and they both became big time, legitimate G1 level fillies. Icon Project's career was sadly cut short though from an injury after she had won the G1 Personal Ensign in a romp. Hopefully, Questiing will stay healthy and continue to race on for awhile, because this filly is a real joy to watch.
She will dominate this race. Sorry MMA :)

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories