08/30/2013 4:11PM

Beulah: Unbeaten filly Needmore Flattery goes for five in a row in Tah Dah


Needmore Flattery will try to extend her unbeaten record to five races in the $50,000 Tah Dah for Ohio-bred 2-year-old fillies at the River Downs at Beulah Park meet Sunday.

Trained by Tim Hamm, Needmore Flattery won at first asking July 6 at Thistledown in an open maiden race. She has since reeled off three statebred stakes victories while amassing almost $110,000 in earnings. On July 24, she won the Hoover against statebred males in her only local attempt. On July 27, she went back to Thistledown, where she disposed of a field of fillies by more than eight lengths in the Miss Ohio. That was her lone attempt against her own sex in her four races.

Her most recent win came Aug. 10 in the Cleveland Kindergarten at Thistledown going six furlongs, the same distance as the Tah Dah. Her off-the-pace style should suit her well once again as there are four first-time starters in the Tah Dah and they are usually harder to rate than more experienced horses. Irwin Rosendo retains the mount.

Blacksilkstockings is a first-time starter trained by Louis Ruberto. She has been working forwardly at Presque Isle Downs and has upset possibilities.

Hamm trains two other entrants in the field of eight, but it is likely only one of those two will run. Natural Bling is cross-entered Monday at Presque Isle Downs, leaving Abslewtly Divine as the other starter. All three of Hamm’s horses are separate betting entries.

Fone Yourself, Clampet Girl, Long Blonde Angel, and Drop In complete the field.