04/18/2013 11:37AM

Beulah: Howard Noonan race flow may favor closer Pyrite Green


Pyrite Green has the perfect come-from-behind style to win the $50,000 Howard B. Noonan at Beulah Park on Saturday afternoon.

Six of the 13 entrants in the six-furlong event for 3-year-old Ohio-bred horses won their last race in front-running fashion. The morning-line favorite and only filly in the race, Blazing Bling, is also usually on or very near the lead.

Trained by Miguel Feliciano, Pyrite Green has won 2 of 4 starts this year, all at Tampa Bay Downs in optional claiming events.

Racing on Lasix for the first time Jan. 23, Pyrite Green won by two lengths. In his next start, he finished fourth going seven furlongs, a distance perhaps out of his reach. After winning Feb. 27, Pyrite Green finished second, beaten 1 1/2 lengths, after being six lengths back early in a 6 1/2-furlong event. Ricky Feliciano will ship in from Mountaineer Racetrack in West Virginia to ride.

Fuzzy Dee Jay has been untested in his two lifetime starts at Beulah Park, winning by a total of nearly 30 lengths. Trained by Doug Cowans, Fuzzy Dee Jay won by more than 16 lengths in his career debut last October. In his only start this season, he won by 13 1/2 lengths in a statebred entry-level allowance. Perry Ouzts retains the mount.

Quasi Folle was very impressive winning his maiden April 8 locally by nearly 18 lengths. Trained by Mike Rone, Quasi Folle was racing on Lasix and with blinkers for the first time. Jareth Loveberry comes in from Mountaineer to ride Quasi Folle for the first time.

Sin and Redemption, Plain Ol’ Willard, Eyes Eyes Baby, Potentially Ours, Zambito, Rooki Gladden, Candy Bites, Urban Renewal and Owensville also entered.