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Quantum Miss Hangs On in Cicada

Quantum Miss showed sharp early speed and held off a late charge from Coax Liberty to post a half-length success in the 19th running of the Grade 3, $100,000 Cicada for 3-year-old fillies on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 

Looking to rebound off a fifth as the favorite in the Grade 3 Old Hat at Gulfstream Park on January 5, Quantum Miss dueled with Roman Treasure through an opening quarter of 22.49, began to sneak away from that rival nearing the quarter-pole, and resisted a late bid from slow-starting Coax Liberty.

 

“She went a little fast the first part of the race,” said winning jockey Cornelio Velasquez. “I tried to relax her, but she fought it too much. I had enough horse at the end.”

 

Quantum Miss, the 9-5 favorite in the field of seven, returned $5.80 for a $2 win wager and completed six furlongs on the inner track in 1:11.99.

 

“I was very impressed,” said Tony Dutrow, who trains Quantum Miss for owner/breeder Daniel M. Ryan. “She broke right on top, took the worst of it along the backstretch, and held off what looked like a very good field.”

 

The Cicada was the second stakes victory for Quantum Miss, victorious in the Mountain Stakes for Pennsylvania-breds at Penn National on November 24. Overall, the daughter of Smoke Glacken is 3-0-1 from 5 starts with $150,750 in earnings, including the $60,000 winner’s share of the Cicada purse.

 

Dutrow said Quantum Miss will likely remain in sprints, with the Grade 1, six-furlong Prioress at Belmont Park on Monday, July 4 serving as a long-range objective.

 

“Her performance [today] kind of confirms what we thought all long: she’s a six-furlong filly,” said Dutrow. “We’re thinking about eventually running her in the Prioress, with something else in between.”

 

Dream wore down Roman Treasure to finish third, with In Step, Wild About Sonny, and Full Moon Blues completing the order of finish.

 


 

 

 

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