Limited View heads Md. Juvenile Filly Championship field
From a Maryland Jockey Club release
Limited View, owned by Fred Wasserloos, George Greenwalt and trainer John Salzman Jr., broke poorly from the far outside Post 11 and spotted the field 13 lengths after two furlongs in the Maryland Million Lassie. Kept in the clear by jockey Edgar Prado, she steadily made up ground to get into contention entering the stretch and came with a powerful six-wide drive to hit the wire three-quarters of a length in front.
On Saturday, she will try for a second straight stake win in the $100,000 Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship — albeit, a less exciting one, hopes trainer Salzman.
“No one ever wants to see them win like that. I mean I want to see her win, but that was a little scary when that happened,” Salzman said. “She was so far back and when she got herself together and started running I thought, ‘She’s going to get a piece of this,’ and then about the eighth pole I said, ‘She can win it.’ That once a one in a lifetime deal there.”
Salzman has spent several mornings since the race at the starting gate with Limited View, undefeated in three previous tries at Laurel, including her maiden triumph June 17 and an optional claiming allowance Sept. 8. This will be her first try at seven furlongs, finishing off the board after being rushed up to contest the pace in the 6 ½-furlong Adirondack (G2) Aug. 12 at Saratoga.
Prado, up for all three of her wins, gets the return call from Post 6 of 11; all fillies will carry 119 pounds.
“She’s been good at the gate and she’s been working good. I hope she runs her race, that’s all,” Salzman said. “If she breaks sharp, chances are she’s going to be on the lead. She’s just naturally that fast. She’s pretty talented, I mean to tell you. I’ve never had a horse just work so easy and do it so effortless like she does. She covers so much ground.”
Limited View will face three of her rivals from the Maryland Million Lassie in M. Terry Shane’s speedy Margie’s Money, who suffered her first career loss after setting the pace and fading to seventh; Fanniebellefleming, a sharp winner of the Donna Freyer Nov. 25 at Laurel two starts after finishing sixth in the Lassie; and 10th-place finisher Oh So Lovely, beaten a nose in a six-furlong maiden claiming event Nov. 11.
Making her stakes debut will the El Padrino filly Frechette, bred and owned by Richard Golden and Two Legends Farm and trained by Motion. Second by a head in her Oct. 14 unveiling at Laurel, a 5 ½-furlong sprint rained off the turf, she followed up with a front-running 3 ¼-length victory as the favorite Nov. 6 going six furlongs.
“I think she kind of benefitted from having had that first race and she really improved. I was very pleased with her effort. She’s another one that has done everything very well in the morning,” Motion said. “It’s always as big step up but with her being a Maryland-bred I think it just makes sense for her to be in there. It’s not an easy race, but it’s different from throwing them into open company. She should be competitive in there.”
Also entered are Eighty Six Mets, third in the Sept. 16 Selima at Laurel; Deep Red, Drops and Buckets, Number the Stars, Steamy Hot and Vente to Go.