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Ten Juvenile Fillies Set for Demoiselle

Juveniles will kick off the HolidayFest stakes action at Aqueduct Racetrack Saturday afternoon, with a large field of fillies competing in the Grade 2, $200,000 Demoiselle.

In the 1 1/8-mile Demoiselle, race 6 on the day's 10-race card, Glencrest Farm's Disposablepleasure will look to build upon an 11-length maiden victory last time out at Belmont Park, romping from gate to wire in a 1 1/16-mile event on October 6. She finished fourth in her debut on the turf at Saratoga Race Course in August and second by 1 ½ lengths to Glinda the Good going one mile and 70 yards over the main track at Monmouth Park on September 10. Glinda the Good went on to finish second in the Blue Hen stakes at Delaware Park and third in the Grade 2 Pocahontas at Churchill Downs in two subsequent starts.

"Every time she stretches out, I think she just gets a little bit better," Whit Beckman, assistant to trainer Todd Pletcher, said of Disposablepleasure. "That's what she wants. She's by Giacomo, she's got a great big stride on her and just loves the distance."

New York's leading rider, Ramon Dominguez, has the call aboard the 2-1 morning-line favorite from post position 8 in the field of 10.

Stepping up off a handy two-length maiden victory at Parx Racing on October 1 is Darley Stable's Captivating Lass, a daughter of A.P. Indy trained by Kiaran McLaughlin.

"She's doing well and we look forward to running her a mile and an eighth," McLaughlin said. "She's a real big filly, leggy, 17 hands, and that's why we ran her long first time out. It's a big step from a maiden to a Grade 2, but she's a real nice filly, well-bred with a good mind."

With Eddie Castro sidelined, Alan Garcia will ride Captivating Lass, 5-1, from the rail.

Second choice on the morning line for the Demoiselle at 7-2 is the coupled entry of Lady Cohiba and Wee Party, both representing Charlotte Weber's Live Oak Plantation.

Lady Cohiba will run back on short rest and put an unbeaten streak on the line in the Demoiselle as she exits a 3 ½-length victory in the May Night overnight stakes on November 16 at Aqueduct. She is trained by Christophe Clement, who will also saddle Indyniable, a maiden winner last out over the artificial surface at Keeneland who will make her first dirt start on Saturday.

Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott will send out the other half of the Live Oak entry, Wee Party, a determined half-length maiden winner at the Big A on November 10.

Completing the Demoiselle field are Brown Eyed Nance, Wildcat's Smile, Bourbonstreetgirl, Dreaming of Cara and Awalkinthemoonlite.

The field for the Grade 2, $200,000 Demoiselle:

Program

No.

PP

Horse

Jockey

Wgt

Trainer

Odds

1

8

Wee Party (KY)

R Maragh

115

W I Mott

7-2

1a

9

Lady Cohiba (KY)

J Lezcano

119

C Clement

7-2

2

1

Captivating Lass (KY)

A Garcia

115

K P McLaughlin

5-1

3

2

Brown Eyed Nance (KY)

J R Velazquez

115

S L DiMauro

12-1

4

3

Wildcat's Smile (NY)

J Alvarado

115

D G Galluscio

8-1

5

4

Bourbonstreetgirl (KY)

D Cohen

115

G C Contessa

20-1

6

5

Dreaming of Cara (NY)

J F Chavez

115

M E Friedman

30-1

7

6

Awalkinthemoonlite (FL)

T Thornton

119

L Rivelli

15-1

8

7

Disposablepleasure (KY)

R A Dominguez

115

T A Pletcher

2-1

9

10

Indyniable (KY)

C S Nakatani

115

C Clement

4-1

A - Coupled Entry - Wee Party, Lady Cohiba



 

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