Gazelle Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack

Dave Bond | OTB Writer
Updated: April 4, 2013 -- 12:40 PM ET

Las Vegas, NV - The Grade 2 Gazelle Stakes goes down this Saturday, April 6 from Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens, New York on a busy day at the New York facility. The race will feature three year old fillies willing to go 1 1/8 miles on Aqueduct's main track for a $250,000 purse and 100 qualifying points for the Kentucky Oaks in May.

A small but talented group of six females will line up in the Gazelle - race 8 on Aqueduct's very busy Wood Memorial Saturday schedule. Post time is 4:39 PM. Let's take a brief glance into the past performances of all six entries for this Grade 2, previously a Grade 1 stakes.

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Princess Of Sylmar - Todd Pletcher pupil enters having won four of her five career starts and on a four race win streak. Last time out was a score in the minor Busher Stakes at Aqueduct February 2 to follow another win on this track - the Busanda Stakes by 7 1/2 lengths January 4 where she earned 10 points toward qualification into the Kentucky Oaks. She also has a MSW and an Allowance Optional Claiming score - no reason to think she shouldn't be up for the challenge Saturday.

Walkwithapurpose - has six career starts for trainer Ignacio Correas IV with five straight wins entering the Gazelle - all at Laurel Park. Included in the wins are the minor Caesar's Wish Stakes last time out by 9 1/2 lengths March 2, the minor Wide Country Stakes by 4 3/4 lengths February 2 and the Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship Stakes by eight lengths December 31. She steps up in graded stakes company for the first time Saturday but there is no hotter horse in the field.

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Let Me Entertain U - has six career starts in her career but has been at her best lately winning two of her last three. Those wins include the minor Beru Stakes last time out March 3 here and a MSW three back in December also at Aqueduct. Sandwiched in there is an OK third in the minor Busher Stakes behind Princess of Sylmar here February 2.

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Close Hatches - has two career starts for trainer Bill Mott with two wins - an Allowance Optional Claiming last time out in wire-to-wire fashion by 1 1/4 lengths at Gulfstream March 10 followed a MSW score January 26 also at Gulfstream.

Watrugonnadorosie - Bill Mott pupil broke maiden two back October 19 in her second career start after a sixth in a MSW in her debut. Last time out was a third in an Allowance Optional Claiming at Gulfstream February 16.

Red Hot Tweet - H. Graham Motion trained filly races in stakes company for the first time Saturday after a second in an Allowance Optional Claiming last time out at Laurel Park and after breaking maiden before that - January 26 also at Laurel Park. She started her career with a fourth and a third respectively in a pair of MSW races at Laurel Park toward the end of last year.


2013 Gazelle Stakes Entries & Odds

Race 8 on Aqueduct Racetrack's Saturday card with a Post Time of 4:39 PM.

Entry Horse Jockey Trainer ML Odds
1 Walkwithapurpose J. Rose I. Correas, IV
3-1
2 Close Hatches J. Rosario W. Mott
8-5
3 Red Hot Tweet E. Castro H. Motion
20-1
4 Let Me Entertain U J. Ortiz T. Albertrani
10-1
5 Watrugonnadorosie J. Lezcano W. Mott
12-1
6 Princess of Sylmar J. Castellano T. Pletcher
9-5

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