05/16/2011 4:59PM

Belmont Park: Savvy Supreme can keep sire's streak going


ELMONT, N.Y. – Progeny of the stallion Distorted Humor have won stakes each of the last three racing days at Belmont Park. That streak could very well continue Wednesday at Belmont Park when Savvy Supreme makes her stakes debut in the $60,000 Classy Mirage going six furlongs at Belmont.

If Savvy Supreme is able to win she will follow a pattern of Distorted Humor-sired stakes winners that included Much Rejoicing last Friday in the Glia Stakes sprinting on turf, Alternation in Saturday’s Grade 2 Peter Pan at 1 1/8 miles on dirt, and Drosselmeyer in Sunday’s One Count Stakes at 1 1/4 miles on dirt.

Savvy Supreme is a full sister to the champion New York-bred Commentator, who had a 4-for-7 record at Belmont Park during his career.

Savvy Supreme is owned by WinStar Farm, which stands Distorted Humor. In her first two starts, Savvy Supreme was beaten one-half length by the million-dollar baby In Step before coming back to romp by 5 1/4 lengths in a six-furlong maiden race at Gulfstream Park on April 2.

“I thought both of her first two starts were encouraging,” said Todd Pletcher, trainer of Savvy Supreme.

Savvy Supreme displayed good early speed in both of her races, and may have to outfoot Nina Fever or Viola early on. But Pletcher was happy with the fact that his filly was drawn outside both of those two fillies.

One horse Savvy Supreme won’t have to worry about is Final Mesa, winner of the Grade 3 Old Hat Stakes at Gulfstream in her 3-year-old debut. Final Mesa and Nina Fever are part of a Wesley Ward-owned and -trained entry, with jockey Jeffrey Sanchez named on both. Ward also entered both fillies in Friday’s $75,000 Miss Preakness Stakes at Pimlico, but said Monday that Nina Fever would run here and Final Mesa would run in Baltimore.

Though she did win a $40,000 claiming race on dirt at Monmouth last fall, Nina Fever has had more success on turf and synthetic. She won a first-level allowance on turf in her second start this year and comes off a neck loss in a six-furlong stakes over the synthetic surface at Woodbine.

Soundwave reeled off three consecutive sprint victories last summer and fall before finishing 11th of 12 when stretched out in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies last November. She has since been transferred to trainer Barclay Tagg, who puts blinkers on the Friends Lake filly for her 3-year-old debut.

Indian Lilly, who comes out of a $20,000 claiming race, completes the lineup.