Gazelle Stakes at Aqueduct

Dave Bond | OTB Writer

Las Vegas, NV - Aqueduct Race Track in New York is home to a packed card this Saturday, November 24. One of the races contested will be the Grade 1 Gazelle Stakes for three year old fillies. The combatants for this race will go 1 1/8 miles on Aqueduct's dirt track in search of the winner's share of the $350,000 purse.

The Gazelle Stakes has drawn a field of seven to go in race 9 on Aqueduct's Saturday card. Post time is 3:49 PM. Let's take a brief glance into the past performances of all seven entries ahead of the second Grade 1 stakes on Aqueduct's Saturday schedule.

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2012 Gazelle Stakes Race Favorites

Book Review - Chad Brown trained filly enters the Gazelle on a nice streak of three wins in her last four starts - the minor Imperial Gesture Stakes last time out at Belmont Park, the Charles Town Oaks two back and an Allowance at Saratoga in July. Her lone graded stakes action came three back - a seventh in the competitive Grade 1 Test Stakes but based on recent results Book Review has to be in the conversation for the Gazelle.

Dance Card - has four career starts for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin with three straight wins - the minor Belle Cherie last time out, an Allowance Optional Claiming and a Maiden Special Weight before that In a slightly watered down field, dance card has a chance to break through in a graded stakes race.

Gazelle Stakes 2012 | Remaining Field Entries

Wildcat's Smile - has five starts this year with a win in an Allowance Optional Claiming race at Aqueduct on April 20, a second last time out in the minor Raging Fever Stakes here November 2 and a third in the Grade 2 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes four back on May 18. She also finished an OK fourth three back in the Grade 1 Mother Goose and fifth two back in the New York Derby.

Jemima's Pearl - she has just one Allowance Optional Claiming score in her last five starts but does have a pair of thirds in her last three graded stakes races - the Grade 2 Fantasy at Oaklawn on April 11 and the Grade 3 Monmouth Oaks two back. She also had a disappointing tenth in the Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks in May. Jemima's Pearl is coming off a second last time out in the minor Remington Park Oaks September 30 - she should be competitive this weekend.

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Sea Island - has 10 career starts under her belt with three wins in seven starts in 2012 - an Allowance Optional Claiming on July 26 and a Maiden Special Weight at Aqueduct and another Allowance score at Belmont Park in May. Her stakes results this year include a sixth in the Grade 1 Alabama Stakes, a sixth in the minor Belle Cherie Stakes and a second last time out in the Banner Gala Stakes at Belmont Park October 27.

My Wandy's Girl - has 10 starts this year for trainer Michael Hushion with an incredible nine wins and a second place finish. Included in the wins are the Grade 1 Dia de los Padres Stakes four back and the Grade 2 Roberto Clemente Stakes two back before a win in her North American debut last time out in the Pentelis Stakes here November 15. Looking for a sleeper for the Gazelle?

Lady Cohiba - Chris Clemente filly has a win, two seconds and a third place finish in five starts this year - all of her 2012 starts have come in minor stakes races. She won the Summer Guest Stakes at Saratoga August 17, finished third in the Belle Cherie Stakes September 23 and was second last time out in the Imperial Gesture at Belmont Park October 24.

2012 Gazelle Stakes Entries & Odds

Race 9 on Aqueduct's Saturday card with a Post Time of 3:49 PM.

Post Horse Jockey Trainer ML Odds
1 Lady Cohiba I. Ortiz, Jr. C. Clement
2 Dance Card R. Dominguez K. McLaughlin
3 Wildcat's Smile E. Prado D. Galluscio
4 Jemima's Pearl J. Rosario W. Calhoun
5 Sea Island J. Lezcano C. McGaughey III
6 Book Review J. Castellano C. Brown
7 My Wandy's Girl J. Velazquez M. Hushion