Thursday, September 06, 2012


Arlington-Washington Futurity and Arlington-Washington Lassie


ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (Sept. 5, 2012) – An overflow field of 14 juvenile fillies including stakes winners Sweet Redemption, American Sugar and Gold Edge passed the entry box for Saturday’s Grade III $150,000 Arlington-Washington Lassie while the stakes winning Muppet Man headlines a field of eight 2-year-olds for its companion race the Grade III $150,000 Arlington-Washington Futurity. Each race will be run at the one-turn mile distance over Arlington’s Polytrack.

Southern Chase Farm’s Sweet Redemption broker her maiden in her lone trip to the post when closing to get up in the waning strides of the $150,000 Ontario Debutante over Polytrack at Woodbine Race Course. The daughter of D’wildcat is trained by Greg de Gannes and will be ridden by Alex Solis.


Gold Edge, who races in the colors of Dolphus Morrison and is trained by Lon Wiggins, sports a perfect record that includes a five-furlong maiden tally at Churchill Downs on June 24 and Arlington’s $65,000 Lisa M Stakes when stretching out to seven panels on Aug. 4. Chris Emigh rides the daughter of Eddington.

Poindexter Thoroughbreds’ American Sugar has already made four trips postward in her young career, winning twice including a score in the $75,000 Prairie Gold Lassie at six furlongs at Prairie Meadows on July 21. Three weeks later, the Hugh Roberston-trained daughter of Harlan’s Holiday ran third in the $60,000 Prairie Meadows Juvenile Mile around two turns at that Altoona, Iowa oval. Seth Martinez picks up the mount.

In addition, four stakes-placed fillies are slated to start Saturday – Asiel Stable’s Bridgette Bordeaux; Paul Schaffer’s Dancing Elliebelle; Sheltowee Farm & Blazing Meadow Farm’s Love Me Good; and Rob Auerbach & Marc Winston’s Quiet Success.

Of that quartet, Quiet Success brings the most impressive credentials with a runner-up finish in both the Grade III Debutante at Churchill Downs in June and the Prairie Gold Lassie the following month. James Graham picks up the mount aboard the Tom Amoss-trained daughter of Successful Appeal.

The Tim Hamm-trained Love Me Good was fourth in Churchill’s Debutante and later ran third in the $50,000 Our Mims at Delaware Park. The daughter of Jazil will have the services of Arlington’s leading rider Francisco Torres.


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