11/20/2012 5:14PM

Aqueduct: Brown has solid pair in Lie Low Stakes

Tom Keyser
Flashy Gal will be looking for a cleaner trip in Thursday's Lie Low Stakes.

Trainer Chad Brown has a solid group of 2-year-old turf horses, having won four stakes as well as running second and third in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf and second in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf.

But even with colts Noble Tune and Balance the Books and the filly Watsdachances taking it easy in south Florida, Brown looks to have a strong pair of 2-year-old fillies for Thursday’s $80,000 Lie Low Stakes with Heart of New York and Flashy Gal.

Heart of New York, a New York-bred daughter of Kitten’s Joy, rallied from 15 lengths back to beat statebreds by 4 1/4 lengths in her debut.

“She was a little further back than I wanted, and she was a little further back in the later portions of the race, which was even worse,” Brown said. “But when he finally got her out in the clear, hit her one time, she grabbed the bit, and the race started from there.”

Flashy Gal finished third as the 7-5 favorite in the Chelsea Flower Stakes, but Brown thought she was compromised by the trip she had that day.

“I never really thought she had an opportunity from the inside there to run,” Brown said. “It was not a great trip. I think with a cleaner trip she could have won that race.”

Flashy Gal will break from post 8 under Javier Castellano, while Heart of New York breaks from post 2 under Ramon Dominguez.

Mariel N Kathy and Coconut Shrimp, the 1-2 finishers from the Chelsea Flower, and Fly Again, fourth in the Grade 3 Miss Grillo, are the major threats to Brown’s duo.