07/05/2013 4:13PM

Arapahoe: Oneotwo back facing fillies in George Wafer Memorial


Oneotwo crashed the Inaugural at Arapahoe Park back in May when she defeated males at 20-1. She’s back in action for the first time since then on Sunday, and will be a much shorter price when she returns to racing with fillies in the Colorado track’s $40,000 George Wafer Memorial.

Oneotwo is part of a nine-horse field for the seven-furlong stakes, which is restricted to 3-year-old fillies. Others making up the cast include Renee’s Passion, winner of a division of last year’s Silver Cup Futurity at Arapahoe; She’s All Bling, who accounted for last season’s Colorado Thoroughbred Breeders Association Lassie; and Moneyatlast, a half-sister to multiple Grade 3 winner Sharp Performance.

Oneotwo had faced males a couple of times prior to the Inaugural, but defeated them for the first time in the May 26 race. She was content to track the leaders for much of the six-furlong race before going on to a half-length win in 1:10.40. Oneotwo earned a career-high Beyer Speed Figure of 72, and the number is one of the best career Beyers in the Wafer. Kelsi Purcell has the mount for trainer Brian Stivers.

Oneotwo could again get a stalking trip Sunday in a race that appears to have a fair amount of speed. A contested pace among such front-runners as A Drop Dead Diva, Renee’s Passion, and She’s All Bling might benefit her as well rivals Swiss Engagement and Moneyatlast.