Saturday, January 07, 2012
She Was Just Seventeen
Interesting co-feature at Aqueduct today, the Busanda at a mile and 70 yards for newly turned three year old fillies.
While many of these are at alternate stages of development, it’s clear that Sweet Seventeen is the most probable winner, high profile connections and all.
Her biggest virtue, however, is her ability, a pedigree and a rail position suited out to the stretchout, especially given the short run to the first turn.
Not only has Graham Motion’s filly never taken a backward step in three career starts but today she’s back on dirt, over which she’s 1-for-1, and the performance figured earned in her Woodbine finale was another forward move despite coming off a double top, most unusual for a filly.
Training purposefully at her Fair Hill base, she has tactical speed if Ramon Dominguez elects to use it to go along with her demonstrated late foot. Looks like a nice prospect.
Taking Sweet Seventeen to win, no price restrictions, and key boxing her in multiples with Bourbonstreetgal, a good third in the Demoiselle last time, and Captivating Lass, coming off a New Pace Top and getting first-time Lasix and blinkers.
Running Totals: (1000) 309-201-142 Total Dollar Return: $2,130.70 [win selections only]