04/15/2009 11:00PM

Albertrani targets seventh stakes win of meet


HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. - It's been easy to bet with confidence on any horse that trainer Tom Albertrani has sent out in stakes races during the 2009 Gulfstream Park meeting, considering he has already won six stakes at the session. The key question is how much confidence Albertrani has in My Magic Moment, who will be favored to become his seventh and last stakes winner of the local season in Saturday's $50,000 Boynton Beach.

The Boynton Beach will be decided at a mile on turf for 3-year-old fillies and is the final stakes of the meet, which ends Thursday.

My Magic Moment, a New York-bred daughter of Forest Wildcat, has not started since winning an overnight stakes at Belmont Oct. 26. The victory was the second in three starts since she was switched to the grass midway through her 2-year-old campaign. Her only loss on turf was a third-place finish behind Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf winner Maram in the Grade 3 Miss Grillo.

Although My Magic Moment has worked steadily for her return over the last five weeks, Albertrani is concerned she still might need a race coming off the long layoff.

"She's a laid-back filly and one who doesn't put a lot of effort into her works," said Albertrani who trains My Magic Moment for owner-breeder Lawrence Goichman. "Due to her nature and demeanor, it took me a couple of races to really get her fit as a 2-year-old, and while I expect her to run well on Saturday, I'm really looking for her to move forward off this race. Our main objective this winter was to get one race into her before heading back to New York."

My Magic Moment figures to sit a nice trip stalking the pace of Oilgonewile and Cassidys Pride. Oilgonewile led throughout to capture the Georgia Debutante to close out her 2-year-old season and the Sweetest Chant to open her 3-year-old campaign here Jan. 18. The Montbrook filly will be looking to bounce back after faltering to finish eighth trying to go 1 1/8 miles against Grade 3 competition in the Herecomesthebride in her last start.

Trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. will hold a strong hand when he sends out the uncoupled duo of stakes winner Exe and the multiple stakes placed Ameribelle, who exits a second-place finish over the main track in the Grade 3 Florida Oaks at Tampa Bay Downs.