From a Maryland Jockey Club release
Mrs. Frank P.Wright’s Lady Sabelia, who had a four-race win streak snapped after setting the pace in the Madison (G1) last time out, looks to return to the winner’s circle in the $100,000 Skipat for female sprinters 3 and up on the main track.
Trained by Robin Graham, the 5-year-old Majestic Warrior mare strung together four consecutive wins from October to February, capped by a 1 ½-length score in the Barbara Fritchie (G2) Feb. 14 at Laurel Park. She cuts back to six furlongs in the Skipat, owning five wins from nine lifetime starts at the distance.
Both Lady Sabelia and Triple R Stable’s Galiana have won their lone starts at Pimlico. While Lady Sabelia’s victory came in an allowance last spring, Galiana was a 2 ¾-length winner of the six-furlong Primonetta April 18. Like Lady Sabelia, the 5-year-old daughter of Stoneside is also proven at the distance with eight of her 12 career wins coming in a dozen tries at six-eighths.
Richard Golden’s Who’s in Town, trained by Michael Matz, is entered to make her 4-year-old debut having capped 2014 with back-to-back victories. Winner of the Adirondack (G2) last summer at Saratoga, she hasn’t raced since taking the Safely Kept Nov. 15 at Laurel by three-quarters of a length.
She’s Ordained, second to Galiana in the Primonetta; Taketheodds and Flattering Bea, who ran 1-2, respectively, in the Sugar Maple April 18 at Charles Town; Distaff (G2) runner-up Frivolity; Aix En Provence and Printasticat complete the field.
Miss Temple City, Lady Zuzu Get Class Relief in $100,000 Hilltop
Each exiting graded stakes competition, Miss Temple City and Lady Zuzu will get some class relief in the $100,000 Hilltop for females 3 and up at 1 1/16 miles on the turf, the first of eight stakes on the Black-Eyed Susan Day program.
Based with trainer Graham Motion at the Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Md., Miss Temple City won both her starts at 2 and lost her only two tries this year by a combined 3 ½ lengths. She was third by a length to Consumer Credit and subsequent Grade 3 winner Quality Rocks in the Sweetest Chant (G3) Jan. 24 at Gulfstream Park, and second to 2014 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) winner Lady Eli in the Appalachian (G3) April 12 at Keeneland.
Three Chimneys Farm’s Lady Zuzu exits a third-place finish behind Feathered and Quality Rocks in the Edgewood (G3) May 1 at Churchill Downs. Her lone win came in a one-mile maiden special weight on turf last fall at Keeneland for Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas.
Copper Penny Stable’s Spotted Heart, winner of the 2014 Maryland Juvenile Sprint Championship on the dirt at Laurel Park in December, stretches out for her second turf start in the Hilltop. Trained by Mark Shuman, she was fifth in the Stormy Blues April 18 at Pimlico.
Ayaady, Inside Out, C’Est Moi, Kawfee Fa Marfa, Gypsy Judy, All in Fun and Intrepid Alex, by 2005 Preakness and Belmont winner Afleet Alex, are also entered.