Fancy Dress Party a 3-year-old filly to watch with Glitter Woman win

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January 05, 2019 03:52pm
Fancy Dress Party a 3-year-old filly to watch with Glitter Woman win
Photo: Kenny Martin/Gulfstream Park

LNJ Foxwoods’ Fancy Dress Party, undefeated in her only two starts at 2, ran her record to a perfect 3-0 with a dominating 5 ¾-length triumph in Saturday's $75,000 Glitter Woman at Gulfstream Park.


Sent to post as the 4-5 favorite in a field of eight, Fancy Dress Party ($3.80) covered six furlongs over a fast main track in 1:11.81 under a hand ride from Championship Meet leader Luis Saez, his third win of the day.


Brunette Princess, breaking from the rail with Hall of Famer John Velazquez, was intent on running with Fancy Dress Party but yielded the advantage after a quarter-mile in 22.29 seconds. Fancy Dress Party solidified her lead through a half in 46.18, putting her early challenger away around the far turn.


Fancy Dress Party was in command straightening for home and powered through the lane to open up on her rivals. Horologist came with a late run to get second by a nose over Brunette Princess, who found another gear in the stretch.


A $280,000 yearling purchase in September 2017, Fancy Dress Party won her debut in an off-the-turf 5 ½-furlong sprint Oct. 26 at Keeneland. She followed up with an optional claiming triumph going six furlongs Nov. 24; both victories coming over sloppy tracks.


“I think she might be a little better on a fast track, actually,” winning trainer Ben Colebrook said. “She did it very impressively. Luis rode her good. I said to him, ‘Just get her away from there cleanly. Whatever you want to do is fine.’  He said Johnny [Velazquez] really wanted the lead and he just sat off him. She was going easy. He waited as long as he could and then when he unleashed her, man, she was very impressive.


“We’re just happy to get the stakes win,” he added. “She got kind of a late start in her 2-year-old year. She didn’t get a break. It’s a long year and a lot of big races. I don’t know what we’ll do with her yet.”


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