Las Vegas, NV - The Grade 2 Barbara Fritchie Handicap goes down this Saturday, February 16 from Laurel Park in Laurel, Maryland. Fillies and mares three years old and upward will be front and center as they dash seven furlongs on Laurel Park's dirt track for their portion of the $250,000 purse.
A field of 10 females has been confirmed for the Barbara Fritchie - race 8 on Laurel Park's Saturday card. Here is a brief glance into the past performances of all 10 entries and what brought them to this Grade 2 stakes.
2013 Barbara Fritchie Handicap Race Favorites
Nicole H - has eight starts since June and has placed in seven of them. A three race win streak - all minor stakes races was interrupted by a second last time out in the Corrections Stakes at Aqueduct February 2. She has 29 career starts with 10 wins, 11 seconds and a pair of third place finishes. She finished second in this race last year and will be looking to better that performance this year.
My Wandy's Girl - has 11 starts last year for trainer Michael Hushion with an incredible nine wins, a second and a third place finish - that coming last time out in the Grade 1 Gazelle Stakes at Aqueduct November 23. Included in the wins are the Grade 1 Dia de los Padres Stakes four back and the Grade 2 Roberto Clemente Stakes two back in Puerto Rico before a win in her North American debut in the Pentelis Stakes here November 15.
Barbara Fritchie Handicap 2013 | Remaining Field Entries
Bold Affair - Bold Affair was recently named the champion Maryland-bred mare for 2012 and has won three of her last four races and six of nine - all in minor stakes action - mostly at Laurel Park. Wins include the What a Summer Stakes last time out at Laurel Park January 12, the Geisha in November and the Maryland Million Distaff Handicap October 6.
Onepointhreekarats - H. Graham Motion mare has four wins, three seconds and a third place finish in 10 career starts. Last time out was a win in the Thirty Eight Go Go Stakes over Bold Affair here December 22 in her stakes debut after a pair of Allowance Optional Claiming scores in the fall. Three straight wins has Onepointhreekarats on the Barbara Fritchie radar.
Funnys Approval - makes her stakes debut Saturday after three wins and two third place finishes in seven career starts. She comes into the Barbara Fritchie having won three straight - two Allowance scores at Mountaineer and a MSW on that same track three back.
Withgreatpleasure - has runner-up finishes in four straight minor stakes races ahead of the Barbara Fritchie including the Affectionately Stakes at Aqueduct last time out January 26 and the Thirty Eight Go Go Stakes behind Onepointhreekarats December 22. She has just five wins in 27 starts to go along with 11 seconds and two third place finishes.
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Dance to Bristol - multiple stakes winner has two wins and four seconds in her last six starts - the wins coming last time out in an Allowance Optional Claiming here February 6 and way back on February 4, 2012 in the Marshua Stakes also on this track.
Morrow Cove - Todd Pletcher filly is coming off a third in the Cat Cay Stakes at Aqueduct January 6 after a second in the Sarcastic Stakes and a win three back in the Raging Fever Stakes at Aqueduct November 2. Her last graded stakes action came in August - a fifth in the Grade 3 Monmouth Oaks after she had won three of four prior starts.
Ms. Cruisen' - won the minor Cornucopia Stakes two back at Parx and was second most recently in an Allowance Optional Claiming here January 5. She hasn't run in graded stakes company since the 2011 Raven Run where she finished ninth. Ms. Cruisen' has four wins and five second place finishes in 16 career starts
Celtic Chant - already has two starts this year with two wins - an Allowance Optional Claiming two back on this track and the minor Cagey Exuberance Stakes last time out at Aqueduct January 27. She races in graded stakes company for the first time Saturday after 22 starts yielded eight wins, three seconds and four third place finishes.
2013 Barbara Fritchie Handicap Entries & Odds
Race 8 on Laurel Park's Saturday card with a Post Time of 3:55 PM.
|1||My Wandy's Girl||I. Ortiz, Jr.||M. Hushion|
|2||Funnys Approval||J. Vargas||J. Lopez|
|3||Onepointhreekarats||J. Rose||H. Motion|
|4||Withgreatpleasure||T. Dunkelberger||D. Nunn|
|5||Nicole H||D. Centeno||M. Hushion|
|6||Dance to Bristol||X. Perez||O. Figgins, III|
|7||Morrow Cove||J. Alvarado||T. Pletcher|
|8||Bold Affair||A. Castellano, Jr.||H. Wolfendale|
|9||Ms. Cruisen'||J. Caraballo||M. Aro|
|10||Celtic Chant||J. Pimentel||M. Gonzalez|