01/12/2006 12:00AM

Annie Savoy meets tougher

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Annie Savoy puts her undefeated record on the line against open company in the Cy-Fair at Sam Houston.

Annie Savoy, who is undefeated in three starts, will face the biggest test of her career when she moves back into open company for the $30,000 Cy-Fair for 3-year-old fillies at Sam Houston Race Park.

Annie Savoy was a Texas-bred stakes winner in her last start on Nov. 19, when she cruised to a 3 3/4-length win in the $50,000 Bara Lass. She will face eight open company rivals in the six-furlong Cy-Fair, including two-time stakes winner Yaddo Cat.

Annie Savoy has been unstoppable since getting up for a neck win in her debut, which came in a Texas-bred maiden special weight race at Lone Star Park in June. From there, she wired a field of entry-level allowance foes at Remington Park in November, one start before capturing the Bara Lass.

Annie Savoy is now based in Houston, and shows a nice series of works for her first start of the year, including a five-furlong move in 1:01.80 on Jan. 7. Trainer Kari Craddock has given the mount to Quincy Hamilton.

Yaddo Cat invades from New Mexico on the heels of back-to-back stakes wins. Trained by Steve Asmussen, she was a 4 1/4-length winner of the $58,000 Permian Basin at Zia Park on Oct. 29, then one start later powered to a 4 1/2-length win in the $50,000 Princess at Sunland Park on Dec. 6.

Yaddo Cat has good speed, and figures to be prominent under jockey Glen Murphy.