Joe Talamo is back on Speedinthruthecity in tomorrow’s Grade I Las
Virgenes Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at one mile. Santa Anita’s
fourth-leading rider was aboard the City Zip miss in her first four
starts, winning first out, finishing second twice and third by a head at
Del Mar last Sept. 3.
“She’s a real nice filly,’ Talamo said. “She ran second to
Executiveprivilege, which is almost like winning. I know she hasn’t run
in a long time but her works look good and I see they took the blinkers
“Obviously, Steve (trainer Steve Asmussen) knows what he’s
doing. I know they must be pretty high on her to run her in this race,
but she’s a real classy filly and real good to ride.”
Owned by Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC, Speedinthruthecity finished
last by 57 ¼ lengths in the Grade I Alcibiades in her most recent race,
last Oct. 5 on Keeneland’s Polytrack.
The field for the Las Virgenes: Ridingwiththedeveil, Gary
Stevens, 30-1; Fiftyshadesofhay, Rafael Bejarano, 5-2; Lady Asano, Jose
Lezcano, 15-1; Speedinthruthecity, Joe Talamo, 12-1; Beholder, Garrett
Gomez, 6-5; Scarlet Strike, Mike Smith, 6-1; Renee’s Titan, Tyler Baze,
6-1; and Heir Kitty, Julien Leparoux, 6-1.