Three members of this year’s Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint
lineup, Musical Romance, Her Smile and Pomeroys Pistol, are among the 26
horses nominated to the Grade 3 Sugar Swirl to be run a week from
Saturday at Gulfstream Park. This will be the second edition of the
six-furlong Sugar Swirl to be decided at Gulfstream in 2011. Sugar Swirl
I was won by Tar Heel Mom, another member of this year’s BC Filly and
Mare Sprint field, last winter.
Musical Romance, Her Smile, and Pomeroys Pistol finished, first,
third, and fourth, respectively, in the Filly and Mare Sprint. Of that
trio, only Pomeroys Pistol appears likely to start in the Sugar Swirl.
Pomeroys Pistol finished less than four lengths behind Musical
Romance, despite bobbling briefly leaving the gate and getting hung wide
forcing the pace in the Filly and Mare Sprint. Pomeroys Pistol won the
Grade 2 Forward Gal here in February and also was second in both the
Grade 1 Test and Prioress last summer in New York.