11/21/2012 5:11PM

Aqueduct: My Wandy's Girl coming right back for Gazelle


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - My Wandy's Girl, a multiple Grade 1 winner in Puerto Rico, will attempt to win a Grade 1 in the U.S. when she wheels back on short rest to run in Saturday's $350,000 Gazelle Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Aqueduct.

My Wandy's Girl will be running just nine days after she won the Pentelis, a 6 1/2-furlong overnight stakes here on Nov. 15.

"I had it in mind going into the last race," said Mike Hushion, who took over the training of My Wandy's Girl in September. "I would have rather it run three days earlier like it was scheduled, but that's okay. With all the foundation she has under her from her campaign in Puerto Rico, I think she's ready to handle something like this. It's not like she's a soft filly."

My Wandy's Girl, a Kentucky-bred daughter of Flower Alley, has won 14 of 18 races and is 9 for 10 this year. She has won races at distances from 6 1/2 furlongs to 1 1/8 miles, which is the distance of the Gazelle.

In the Pentelis, at 6 1/2 furlongs, My Wandy's Girl, under Ramon Dominguez, stalked the pace, rallied inside in the stretch, and won by a comfortable length.

"I thought it was perfect," Hushion said. "She ate a little of our dirt, got a little feel of our New York stuff, and she got something out of the race. Ramon took good care of her the last five or six jumps. We talked about it before the race that I might run her back."

In the Gazelle, Dominguez will be aboard Dance Card, the probable favorite. John Velazquez will ride My Wandy's Girl from post 7.

Others entered in the Gazelle include Lady Cohiba, Wildcat's Smile, Jemima's Pearl, Sea Island, and Book Review.