04/06/2011 4:00PM

Aqueduct: Ava K. puts unbeaten mark on line in Comely


The New York-bred Ava K. steps out of New York-bred company and will take on six 3-year-old fillies in the Grade 3, $150,000 Comely Stakes at one mile Saturday at Aqueduct.

Ava K., trained by Mike Hushion, won her debut by 10 1/4 lengths on Jan. 9 and a New York-bred first-level allowance by 2 1/2 lengths in February – both at six furlongs – before stretching out to a mile and 70 yards while winning the Proud Puppy Stakes on March 11.

Ramon Dominguez will ride Ava K. from post 5.

R Holiday Mood, a daughter of Trippi trained by Todd Pletcher, is coming off two wins in two-turn races over the inner track. In the Outruled Stakes here on March 13, R Holiday Mood finished a neck in front of Portside, who was recently sold and moved to a Canadian-based trainer.

Prior to that, R Holiday Mood defeated Royal Sighting by a neck in a maiden race. Royal Sighting came back to win a maiden race by 12 3/4 lengths in her next start.

Others entered in the Comely include Hot Summer, Her Smile, Mysterious Chimes, and Vixen’s Roar.