Water White has 'got to step up' to win Demoiselle for Rodriguez

NYRA Press Office
December 06, 2019 02:36pm

E.V. Racing Stable's Water White has kept salty company in her three career starts, but she'll dive into deeper waters in Saturday's Grade 2 Demoiselle at Aqueduct.

Trained by Rudy Rodriguez, who campaigned 2014 Demoiselle winner Condo Commando, the gray or roan daughter of Conveyance debuted going 6 ½ furlongs at Saratoga behind eventual Golden Rod (G2) winner Finite and was subsequently a close second to Demoiselle favorite Maedean. Third time was the charm for Water White however, as she broke her maiden going a flat mile at Aqueduct last time out.

"She's been training well, and we've always liked her, but she's got to step up," Rodriguez said. "It's a chance we're taking and it a good opportunity to give her a chance going a mile and an eighth. In the morning, she trains like she wants to go that far. It's a tough spot, but she was second to the favorite."

Bred in Kentucky by Richard Forbush, Water White is out of the Unbridled's Song broodmare Uzume and was purchased for $55,000 from the 2018 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July Yearling Sale.

Jockey Luis Reyes picks up the mount aboard Water White, who emerges from post 11 in the 12-horse field.

2019 Demoiselle (G2)

 

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