Smith Plans For Arrival Of Miss Bullistic

Smith Plans For Arrival Of Miss Bullistic

LAUREL, MD., 07/16/15- Trainer Hamilton Smith reports that Selima Stakes winner Miss Bullistic, second in December's Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship Stakes and a winner of the Donna Freyer Stakes in November, should be returning to his barn in the next couple weeks.

The daughter of Bullsbay, named 2-year-old Maryland-bred champion of 2014, has been in South Carolina at Elloree Training Center after having surgery to repair a condylar fracture after the Maryland Juvenile.

"She's still in South Carolina but she's doing really well," Smith said. "She had a bullet workout down at Elloree last weekend. We just wanted to make sure we gave her enough time before we tried to push the button on her. So we gave her a little extra time, actually. She's doing least that's what my brother (Franklin) tells me."

Smith said he plans on pointing Miss Bullistic towards Maryland-bred races in the late summer and fall.

Meanwhile, Smith is looking ahead with Henry S. Clark Stakes winner Talk Show Man after the 5-year-old finished a disappointing eighth in Saturday's Cape Henlopen Stakes Saturday at Delaware Park.

A winner of nearly $300,000 in his career - some of it through a second-place finish in last year's Cape Henlopen - Talk Show Man was far back early in Saturday's 1 1/2-mile turf event and had a troubled trip.

"I was disappointed by the race," Smith said. "He ran in the same race last year and he was up close to the lead. This year he was far back. He just got into a lot of trouble...he just had a horrible trip. Other than that he came out of the race all right."

Smith said Talk Show Man is nominated to stakes at Monmouth and Delaware, "but he is a Maryland-bred so they'll have something for him here in August."


When racing resumes Friday at 3:40 p.m., there will be three carryovers on the eight-race program.

The Pick 5, beginning on Race 4 with an industry-low takeout of 12 percent, will have a carryover of $3,070.74. The 10-cent Rainbow 6, beginning on Race 3, will have a $3,202.20 carryover while the Super Hi 5 on the last race will begin with a carryover of $1,046.59.


James Murphy Stakes winner Woodwin W will get time off in Ocala due to a tendon injury, trainer Jamie Ness said.

Woodwin W, who won his first four starts before finishing 10th in the Penn Mile (G3) May 30 at odds of 5-1, "came back to the barn one morning and he had a little bit of heat in his tendon," Ness said.

"He had a little bit of a tiny tear so we have to do some therapy on it and give him some time off," he added. "We caught it very slight. It's not a real serious injury. We caught it before it could have been, so I expect a full recovery."

Ness said there's no timetable on when the 3-year-old son of More Than Ready will return, but it won't likely be until next year.

"We're just going to have to play it by ear," he said. "When he's ready he's going to tell us and if he's not we're not going to push it.  We'll probably bring him back to the track and we'll get him ready at probably Tampa in the winter time."