OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Looking to earn her third consecutive victory following a pair of stakes wins at Woodbine Racetrack, Flipcup is set to face some familiar foes in the $100,000 Bay Ridge Stakes at 1 1/16 Miles for New York-bred Fillies & Mares 3-years-old and up on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Trained by of Hall of Famer Bill Mott, Flipcup earned her first graded stakes win last out while picking up a career high Beyer Speed Figure of 92 in the Grade 3 Maple Leaf Stakes at Woodbine on October 31. In her most recent start in New York at Saratoga Race Course, she finished third behind fellow entrant Star Grazing in the $100,000 Saratoga Dew.
The 5-2 second choice on the morning line, Flipcup will depart from post-position 3 with Irad Ortiz, Jr. aboard for the first time.
Owner Mike Repole and trainer Todd Pletcher will enter Temper Mint Patty. A 3-year-old daughter of Congrats, she enters the Bay Ridge after setting the pace then faltering to finish seventh in the Grade 3 Comely at Aqueduct on November 28. Previously, she collected a pair of second-place finishes in the Empire Distaff Handicap at Belmont Park on October 24 and the Grade 3 Charles Town Oaks at Charles Town on September 19
The 2-1 morning-line first choice, Temper Mint Patty will depart from post 8 with Manuel Franco in the irons. Sheriffa, a 4-year-old daughter of Posse for owner Antonino Miuccio will be saddled by new trainer Adam Rice. Previously in the barn of his Aunt Linda Rice,
Sheriffa most recently captured the New York Stallion Series Staten Island division while racing seven-wide besting fellow entrant Saythreehailmary's.
With two wins from three starts at Aqueduct, Sheriffa will leave from post 6 with
Rounding out the field are Carameaway for trainer Mitch Friedman and owner Richard Greeley; Star Grazing for trainer Jimmy Jerkens and owners Chester and Mary Broman, Storied Lady for trainer John Hertler and Tri County Stables, Saythreehailmary's for trainer John Morrison and Very Un Stable and Smitten by Gold.