02/08/2012 5:51PM

Aqueduct: Dearly Precious wide open without Agave Kiss

Email
Adam Coglianese/NYRA
Agave Kiss, with Ryan Curatolo riding, wins the Ruthless.

OZONE PARK, N.Y. - As expected, the undefeated New York-bred Agave Kiss did not enter Saturday's $75,000 Dearly Precious Stakes for 3-year-old fillies. While the six-furlong race still drew only a meager five-horse field, the race should be competitive.

Well Kept and Corderosa, second and third, respectively, behind Agave Kiss in the Ruthless Stakes on Jan. 14, are back for the Dearly Precious.

Singlet, who has won 3 of 4 starts for trainer Tony Dutrow, is likely to be sent off the favorite following her six-length victory in the Xtra Heat Stakes here on Jan. 5.

Singlet will break from post 4 under Cornelio Velasquez.

Lisa T. and Marvelous Margaret complete the field.

Meanwhile, trainer Rudy Rodriguez confirmed Wednesday that Agave Kiss - undefeated in three starts - would be pointed to the Grade 3, $150,000 Cicada Stakes here on March 10.
 

Dearly Precios S., Post Time: 4:17 ET Saturday

Purse: $150,000; 1 1/8 miles

Post

Horse

Trainer

Jockey

ML Odds

1

Corderosa

D. Donk

J. Alvarado

5-2

1

Lisa T.

T. Pletcher

A. Garcia

8-1

1

Well Kept

L. Gyarmati

I. Ortiz

9-5

1

Singlet

A. Dutrow

C. Velasquez

2-1

1

Marvelous Margaret

C. Martin

R. Curatolo

12-1