a scintillating performance last year in her debut at Saratoga Race
Course, Teen Pauline was the talk of the town. She set a track record of
56.53 seconds for five furlongs while drawing off to win by 4 ½
lengths, earning a 92 Beyer Speed Figure. A Stonestreet Stable homebred,
Teen Pauline was one of three flashy debutantes for the barn that
included Kauai Katie and Dreaming of Julia.
Photo: NYRA, Adam Coglianese
her next start, Teen Pauline was the odds-on favorite in the Grade 1
Spinaway and was beaten 4 ½ lengths to wind up third. Off for nine
months and transferred to Todd Pletcher, she finished fourth in two more
starts on dirt, but on August 11, she regained her winning ways with a
one-length allowance victory on the Spa's inner turf.
Friday, the dark bay daughter of Tapit makes her second grass start and
first in a stake as she faces eight other 3-year-old fillies in the
$100,000 Riskaverse at a mile on the inner turf.
is training really well, she came out of her last race great; I think
she showed us in her breezes and that race that she really likes the
turf so we are excited about getting her in a stake," said Pletcher of
Teen Pauline, the 9-2 third choice on the morning line.
at 3-1 on the morning line from the barn of Steve Asmussen is multiple
stakes winner Sister Ginger, who enters off a three-race win streak,
including the Indiana Grand Stakes on July 20 at Indiana Downs. Asmussen
also will saddle Promise Me More (8-1), fourth to Unlimited Budget in
the Grade 2 Fair Grounds Oaks on March 30 last time out.
Clement sends out the 7-2 second choice, Bella Castani, a Big Brown
filly who most recently finished second in the seven-furlong
Diamondrella overnight stakes on July 7 at Belmont Park. Purchased by
Lael Stables after a maiden win at Gulfstream, Bella Castani next won
the Tweedside overnight stakes at Belmont at a mile before finishing
seventh in the Little Silver on May 27 at Monmouth Park.
in off of a fourth-place effort in the Grade 2 Lake George behind
winner Kitten's Dumplings is Darley Stable's speedy Midnight Watch, 5-1
on the morning line.
trains very well always, a little too aggressively," said trainer
Kiaran McLaughlin. "You can see her form, she goes fast out of the gate.
It's Saratoga, these overnight stakes sometimes are not too far off of
graded stakes. She just went so fast, those were better fillies in there
[the Lake George], but the distance should help her."
in the field is Unbelievable Dream (8-1), who won the Grade 3
Appalachian at the Riskaverse distance on April 18 at Keeneland Race
Course, but who is winless in three subsequent starts.
is training very well, and I was very disappointed in her last couple
of races," said trainer Barclay Tagg. "She needs some pace up front."
out the field are Miss Lamour, Native Bombshell, and Coarsegold.
Elusive Fate was entered and will run only if the race comes off the