04/02/2012 3:32PM

Aqueduct: Millionreasonswhy dazzles in workout for Comely

Jim McCue
Millionreasonswhy wins the Wide Country Stakes in her comeback March 3 at Laurel.

OZONE PARK, N.Y. – Watching Millionreasonswhy work Monday morning at Pimlico in preparation for Saturday’s Grade 3, $250,000 Comely Stakes at Aqueduct left her trainer, Ignacio Correas IV, at a loss for words.

“There’s no way to describe the way she worked today,” said Correas, whose filly worked four furlongs in 48 seconds under jockey Hector Karamanos with a final eighth in 11.60. “It was one of the most impressive works I saw in my life. Karamanos got off the filly and told me she was way, way better than when she came back.”

Millionreasonswhy, whose only loss in four career starts came by a neck to champion My Miss Aurelia in the Grade 2 Adirondack last August, returned from a seven-month layoff with a 1 1/4-length victory in the Wide Country Stakes at Laurel on March 3.

“I really liked what she did,” Correas said of the Wide Country. “My only instructions to Karamanos were to sit with her, wait, and make one move. He only had authorization to hit her twice. I said I don’t care if you lose. He said ‘I only hit her once, so I got one to use the next time I ride her whenever it is.’ ”

Karamanos won’t ride Millionreasonswhy in the Comely, run at one mile. John Velazquez, aboard for her win in the Grade 2 Matron last year at Belmont and her neck loss in the Adirondack, has the call. Correas said he is hoping Millionreasonswhy runs well enough to give him and owner Kevin Plank a reason to point to the Kentucky Oaks on May 4.

Entries for the Comely will be made Wednesday. The unbeaten New York-bred Agave Kiss will be entered, trainer Rudy Rodriguez said, though he wanted to evaluate the field before confirming whether she would run. Agave Kiss is 4 for 4, with all of her wins coming at six furlongs.

Also pointed to the race are Broadway’s Alibi, Nuffsaid Nuffsaid, Off Limits, Singlet, and Welcome Guest.