Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Keeneland Up Next, Action Spread Out As Well..

The last time Fugitive Angel and Zilva were seen at the races, one of them flirted with a waltz down Union Avenue, while the other nearly took a dip in the infield's pond.

Friday we'll see the two again, under their familiar green and white shirted riders.

In her debut at Saratoga, Fugitive Angel looked properly placed under Julien Leparoux before she boared outward and threw away any chance she had in the maiden special weight event. Under the frenchman, the Alphabet Soup filly was able to somewhat get back on track and managed to beat three just 6 1/2 lengths off the winner. The George Strawbridge homebred, rightfully so, wears blinkers for the first time.

Her stablemate and fellow homebred Zilva comes out of a maiden-breaking performance where she sandwiched herself between the rail and runner-up Orchestrator. Trying the grass for the first time, Zilva showed more than just talent while gradually squeaking through a slip of daylight. Friday, she'll face winners for the first time in the $500,000 Grade I Darley Alcibiades on the Keeneland polytrack. Jeremy Rose takes the return ride.

Back up I-95, Ennis will tussle for favoritism in the $75,000 1 1/16 Dover Stakes for 2-year-olds at Delaware Park. The Joseph Shields homebred, brother to stablemate Cozy Cottage and ex-Herringswell runner Arcata, upset a field of 11 in his debut going 6-furlongs at Delaware. The Medallist colt stretches out an extra two-and-a-half furlongs in his second start. In terms of pedigree, Ennis should adapt well to the added distance. Daddy won the 1 1/16 Dwyer as a 3-year-old and siblings Arcata and Cozy Cottage both won routing.

Lavender Sky returns to a distance she has ran mighty well at in the past, the classic grass filly distance of 1 1/4 miles. At Belmont on Friday the $65,000 Possible Mate is ran for older fillies over the Belmont lawn. In her first start under the Herringswell flag, the Mt. Livermore 5-year-old stayed well off the layoff traveling 1 1/16 miles at Delaware Park. All signs indicate, she appreciates a tad further.

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