Tuesday, October 01, 2013
My Conquestadory Heads Field in Darley Alcibiades On Opening Day
LEXINGTON, KY (Oct. 1, 2013) – Conquest Stables’ My Conquestadory, a 3¼-length winner over males in the Summer Stakes (G2) on turf at Woodbine in her lone start, heads a field of 13 juvenile fillies entered Tuesday for Friday’s 62nd running of the $400,000 Darley Alcibiades (G1).
My Conquestadory, a graduate of the 2012 Keeneland September Yearling Sale, is trained by Mark Casse, who saddled Spring in the Air to victory in the 2012 Darley Alcibiades. Casse is seeking to become the first trainer since Ken McPeek in 2000 (She’s A Devil Due) and 2001 (Take Charge Lady) to win consecutive runnings of the race.
Eurico Da Silva, who was aboard for the victory in the Summer, has the mount on My Conquestadory, who will break from post position seven in the 1 1/16 mile race.
McPeek, who also won the 2008 Darley Alcibiades with Dream Empress, will send out Landaluce Educe Stables’ Rosalind in this year’s renewal. A winner in her debut at Ellis Park on grass, Rosalind was a fast-closing third in the Pocahontas (G2) on Sept. 7 in her most recent start. Victor Lebron has the mount on Rosalind, who will exit post position 12.
The other graded stakes winner in the field is Valene Farms’ Designer Legs. Trained by Dallas Stewart, Designer Legs was elevated to first place in the Adirondack (G2) at Saratoga. In her most recent start, Designer Legs finished fifth in the Spinaway (G1) on a sloppy track. Shaun Bridgmohan has the mount on Designer Legs, who will break from post position one.
The Darley Alcibiades also attracted the top three finishers from the Arlington-Washington Lassie that was won by She’s Offlee Good. Trained by Richard Scherer and undefeated in two Polytrack starts, She’s Offlee Good won the Lassie by two lengths. Julien Leparoux has the mount on She’s Offlee Good, who will break from post position 10.
The field for the Darley Alcibiades, from the rail out: Designer Legs (Bridgmohan), Richies Party Girl (John Velazquez), Sweetsoutherndame (Pablo Morales), Maria Maria (Francisco Torres), Personal Diary (Corey Lanerie), Battlefield Angel (Channing Hill), My Conquestadory (Da Silva), Lil Honey Badger (Robby Albarado), Harlan’s Special (Joe Johnson), She’s Offlee Good (Leparoux), Who’s in Town (Luis Saez), Rosalind (Lebron) and Russian Night (Victor Schulepov). All starters carry 118 pounds.
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