02/13/2012 3:58PM

Aqueduct: Singlet may stretch out in Comely

Adam Coglianese/NYRA
Singlet wins the $75,000 Dearly Precious Stakes at Aqueduct.

OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Trainer Tony Dutrow said that he is “strongly considering” stretching Dearly Precious Stakes winner Singlet out to a mile in the Grade 3, $250,000 Comely Stakes on April 7.

The Dearly Precious was Singlet’s fourth win from five career starts, all at six furlongs or shorter. Singlet has the pedigree to suggest she’ll go further, and the Comely, a one-turn mile race over the main track, fits in nice timing-wise.

“I can’t say that’s definitely going to be her next race, but yes, it certainly could be,” Dutrow said Monday from Florida, where he is overseeing his stable that includes Grace Hall, last year’s Grade 1 Spinaway winner at Saratoga. “We’re strongly considering it.”

Dutrow said Singlet would not be under consideration for the Grade 3, $150,000 Cicada at six furlongs on March 10.

Singlet, a daughter or Real Quiet, won the Dearly Precious by a neck over a stubborn Corderosa, but Dutrow didn’t think the race was overly taxing on his filly.

“I didn’t get the feeling she was all out,” Dutrow said. “I’m not saying she did it easy, I just don’t think he got to the bottom of her.”

Singlet ran six furlongs in 1:11.62 and earned a Beyer Speed Figure of 86.

Dutrow said that Candyman E emerged from his fourth-place finish in the Grade 3 Toboggan here Feb. 4 with a condylar fracture in his left front leg. Dutrow said Dr. Larry Bramlage put a screw in the leg and said that the prognosis is good for a return to the races later this fall.

Candyman E won last fall’s Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash at Laurel Park.