07/06/2010 11:00PM

Ballerina could be Bed o' Roses rematch


Rightly So and Qualia, separated by a head in Monday's Grade 3 Bed o' Roses Handicap, could meet again in the Grade 1 Ballerina at Saratoga on Aug. 28, their connections indicated on Wednesday.

Tony Dutrow, trainer of Rightly So, said both the Bed o' Roses and the Vagrancy - a May 29 race in which Rightly So was beaten one-half length by Hour Glass - were both hard races on his filly and that he wouldn't look to run her back "anytime soon." However, with eight weeks to the Ballerina, that race could fit into her schedule.

"If she's doing good that's what we'll do," Dutrow said. "Rightly So is deserving of a chance."

Rightly So, a New York-bred daughter of Read the Footnotes, has won 6 of 10 starts. Her four losses have come by a combined 1 3/4 lengths. She earned a 96 Beyer for her win on Monday.

Robert Ribaudo, the trainer of Qualia, was happy with how his filly ran competing in her first stakes race. Ribaudo said the Ballerina would give him an indication whether Qualia could be considered for a race such as the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint at Churchill Downs in November. Qualia has won 4 of 6 starts, with her two losses coming by a head and a neck.