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Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship Is A Wide Open Affair
LAUREL, MD. 12-21-12---The leader among 2-year-old state-breds in both divisions will be determined in next week, starting with the Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship on Wednesday afternoon at Laurel Park.
Six fillies will race 7-1/2 furlongs in the mid-week week feature. All six are maiden winners but Walkwithapurpose has two wins on her resume.
Walkwithapurpose (2-1) is two for three lifetime for trainer Ignacio Correas. The Sagamore Farm home-bred finished third in her debut at the Timonium State Fair but has won her last two starts in relatively easy fashion. Jeremy Rose continues in the irons on the daughter of Candy Ride.
Correas will also start Listen Boy (9-2), another Sagamore home-bred. She is by After Market, a son of Storm Cat. Listen Boy has won one of three starts and Abel Castellano gets his first chance on the filly.
Hot Fun (5-2) has started five times with a win, two seconds and a third. Donald Barr trains the Latent Heat filly and Forest Boyce is her rider.
“She has improved from day one,” said Barr. “I taught her to rate early because that’s how it looked like she wanted to run. After her last race, there was no question we were going to aim for the Juvenile Filly Championship. I’m not sure how she’ll do at that distance but I think she will run good.”
Easter Fashion (10-1) is the most experienced of the bunch, with a maiden win in her debut and a runner-up finish in the Ms Shenandoah Stakes at Charles Town. Ollie Figgins gives a leg up to Joshua Navarro on Saturday.
Completing the field are maiden winners Bear Access and No Means No.
About Laurel Park
Laurel Park is a Stronach Group company, North America’s leading Thoroughbred racetrack owner/operator. The Stronach Group racetracks include Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park & Casino, Golden Gate Fields, Portland Meadows, Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, home of the world-famous Preakness. The company owns and operates the Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida and is one of North America's top race horse breeders through its award-winning Adena Springs operation. The Stronach Group is one of the world's largest suppliers of pari-mutuel wagering systems, technologies and services. Its companies include AmTote, a global leader in wagering technology; Xpressbet, an Internet and telephone account wagering service; and Monarch Content Management, which acts as a simulcast purchase and sales agent of horseracing content for numerous North American racetracks and wagering outlets. The Stronach Group is also a major producer of televised horse racing programming through its HRTV cable and satellite network and is North America's premier supplier of virtual online horse racing games, as well as a leading producer of social media content for the horseracing industry.