Thursday, February 16 2012
Her Smile Returns in Hurricane Bertie Sunday for New Connections
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Stronach Stable’s 4-year-old filly Her Smile was last seen under silks finishing a game third behind Musical Romance in the $1 million Breeders Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1) at Churchill Downs on Nov. 4. She’s set to resume her career Sunday as one of the favorites in a field of seven fillies and mares drawn for the $150,000 Hurricane Bertie Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park.
Her Smile will be wearing different colors than she did in the Breeders’ Cup when she raced for owner Bobby Flay and trainer Todd Pletcher. Days later she was purchase by Frank Stronach for $1 million at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock sales. The daughter of Include returns with Chad Brown as trainer and leading rider Javier Castellano named to ride in Sunday’s 6 ½-furlong test.
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