Roxy Gap should be formidable when she goes back to the grass
Saturday at Woodbine in the $150,000 Ontario Damsel Stakes, a one-mile
event that drew seven Ontario-bred 3-year-old fillies.
was one of the leading 2-year-old fillies on the grounds last year. Her
lone turf race, the allowance prep for the Natalma Stakes, was arguably
her best. She led all the way to score by nearly five lengths, earning a
Beyer Speed Figure of 89.
Roxy Gap took the seven-furlong Fury
Stakes following a layoff here April 30. She is exiting a fourth-place
finish behind Inglorious and Spooky Kitten in the nine-furlong Woodbine
“Roxy Gap had a really bad trip in the Oaks,” said trainer
Mark Casse, who also trains Spooky Kitten. “She didn’t rate the way we
would have liked her to, and the pace was slow, which had something to
do it with it. I don’t know that she wants to mess with Spooky Kitten.”