10/16/2010 4:55PM

Awesome Feather headed to BC Juvenile Fillies after Stallion Series sweep

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Awesome Feather leads the field into the stretch of her My Dear Girl victory.

MIAMI - Awesome Feather left little doubt as to her superiority in the local 2-year-old filly division and in the process earned herself a chance for national recognition on Breeders’ Cup day after completing a sweep of the filly division of the Florida Stallion Series with a convincing 8 1/4-length victory over eight overmatched rivals in Saturday’s $350,000 My Dear Girl Stakes at Calder.

Awesome Feather, a homebred daughter of Awesome of Course owned by Jacks or Better Farm, won for the fifth time in as many career starts while becoming just the third horse in 28 years to sweep all three legs of the filly division of the series. The victory also gave trainer Stanley Gold, jockey Jeffrey Sanchez, and owner Fred Brie back-toback Stallion Series sweeps. The trio turned the trick a year ago in the open division with Jackson Bend.

Awesome Feather broke alertly to stalk the early pace set by My Precious Baby. She moved readily to command approaching the stretch and after quickly pulling clear was never threatened while steadily extending her advantage to the wire.

Lily’s Hope rallied four wide into the stretch and outfinished a troubled Beso Grande by four lengths to be second while no match for the winner.
Awesome Feather completed the mile and one-sixteenth in 1:48.05 and returned $2.80.

“Breeders’ Cup!,” trainer Stanley Gold exclaimed in the winner’s circle after the race. “That’s what we discussed going into the race. If she won and did it right, we’d go to the Breeders’ Cup. I knew she was good but I don’t think I was prepared for the performance she gave today. In this case I think I underestimated her.”

Birdonthewire: Uno Caliente popular winner

Despite needing nearly 15 seconds to complete his final eighth of a mile, Uno Caliente($4) proved a prompt favorite winning the $65,000 Birdonthewire Stakes by one length over Determinato. Brock N Rock finished 1 1/2 lengths further back in third.

Uno Caliente, a 2-year-old son of Macho Uno, led throughout under jockey Manoel Cruz. The homebred is owned by Maurice Miller and trained by Bill White.

Cassidy: Flying Trip remains unbeaten

Flying Trip kept her record unblemished, winning for the fourth time in as many starts after wearing down even-money Ayoumilove to register a three-quarters of a length victory in the $65,000 Cassidy Stakes for 2-year-old fillies. Devilish Lady finished third.

Flying Trip ($7.80) was claimed for $12,500 out of her debut here in mid-August. The daughter of Trippi is owned by Doble Jak Investment LLC and trained by Gilberto Zerpa. It was the first of two stakes winners on the card for jockey Eibar Coa.

Cinnamon Girl : Toocleverforwords beats stablemate

Toocleverforwords rallied from near the rear of the pack to run down her uncoupled stablemate, the 7-5 favorite Amazing, at midstretch before drawing off to a 2 3/4-length decision in the $50,000 Cinnamon Girl Stakes. It was nearly seven lengths further back to pace etter Dynamic Barbie, who finished a distant third.

Luis Saez rode Toocleverforwords, a 4-year-old filly by Arch, for trainer Marty Wolfson.

Calder Oaks: Trip For A.J. dominates

Trip For A.J. got away with a pedestrian pace before drawing out to a popular 5 3/4-length victory over longshot Gator Brew in the $75,000 Calder Oaks for 3-year-old fillies. Musical Romance finished third.

Trip For A.J., a homebred daughter of Trippi owned by Peter Fuller, set fractions of 51.60 seconds and 1:16.01 for the opening six furlongs under Coa before pulling away to make amends for her fourth-place finish as the 1-5 favorite three weeks earlier in the Judy’s Red Shoes.