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.