Updated on 09/17/2011 8:50PM

Can Dance Away Capote rebound?

Dance Away Capote is likely to wait for the Feb. 26 Suncoast if it doesn't rain Sunday.

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. - Trainer Graham Motion will enter Dance Away Capote in Sunday's Gaily Gaily Stakes on the turf and then pray for rain. If it doesn't, he will have to wait another week before trying to get some answers as to why a filly who proved competitive in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies ran so poorly in her 3-year-old debut here earlier this month in the Grade 2 Davona Dale.

Dance Away Capote was one of the three top contenders in what appeared to be a fairly competitive renewal of the Davona Dale. But while Sis City ran away with the race and In the Gold at least gave the winner a little run for her money, Dance Away Capote toiled at the back of the pack before finishing fifth, 29 lengths behind the winner.

"I was extremely disappointed after the race," said Motion. "I went into the Davona Dale expecting her to run well, and, honestly, I can't explain why she turned in such a poor effort, especially since she's trained well since the race. It might be crazy running her back in only two weeks, but she's doing so good I don't see why not."

Unfortunately for Motion, there is little rain in the local forecast this weekend, which means he will likely be forced to go to Plan B and wait until the following weekend to run Dance Away Capote in the Suncoast Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs. The race is a prep for the Tampa Oaks on March 19.

"My original intention was to run her in the Oaks if she goes well in her next start, but now I hear that Sis City is pointing for the Oaks, and I'm not sure I want to hook her again right now," said Motion. "Another option would be to run her here in the [March 5] Bonnie Miss, but the timing of that race doesn't work out well for us."

Dance Away Capote is one of three Breeders' Cup horses in training with Motion at Palm Meadows. The others are Better Talk Now, who upset the Turf, and Film Maker who finished second behind Eclipse Award winner Ouija Board in the Filly and Mare Turf.

"Better Talk Now has been back in training here since Jan. 1 but won't have his first breeze until the end of the month," said Motion. "Film Maker has had one work thus far this winter. Right now, I am undecided when or where either of them will make their first starts this year."

Celtic Memories wins in record time

Celtic Memories set a course record of 1:45.60 winning Wednesday's allowance feature on the turf. A 5-year-old son of Tabasco Cat, Celtic Memories is trained by Stan Hough.

Despite having the new track record holder, Hough said he has no immediate plans for Celtic Memories's next start.

"I have no idea where he'll go next," said Hough. "In fact I may even back off on him a little bit."

Lilah makes up for last defeat

After being beaten as the even-money favorite on Jan. 7, Lilah made amends Thursday, when she outgamed Miracle Runner to win the $37,000 allowance feature under seven-pound apprentice Rajiv Maragh. Mystery's Jules, who beat a similar field, including Lilah, last month, was the even-money choice Thursday but faded to fourth after setting the pace into the stretch.

The victory was the ninth in 29 career starts for Lilah, who is trained by Allen Jerkens.

Nelson out with shoulder injury

Jockey Leroy Nelson, who fell off his mount Hail to the World just inches from the finish line in Wednesday's second race, suffered a separated shoulder in the incident and will be sidelined indefinitely.

Hail to the World was the third horse across the finish line in the maiden claiming race but was disqualified and placed last when the stewards ruled he did not carry the assigned weight across the wire.

Niigon considered for Gulfstream BC

Niigon, the 2004 Queen's Plate winner, returned from a five-month vacation to finish second while making his grass debut earlier this week. He might make his next start in the Grade 1 Gulfstream Park Breeders' Cup Handicap on March 6.

"I'm thinking about it," said trainer Eric Coatrieux. "I was pleased with his last race. He ran well considering he had been off since September. I'd like to keep him on the grass now and try to get him to go 12 furlongs."

The Gulfstream Breeders' Cup Handicap is at 1 3/8 miles on turf.

* Ultimate, an impressive 3-year-old maiden winner at the meet, worked a half-mile in 48 seconds here Wednesday. Trained by Nick Zito, Ultimate scored an eight-length victory in a 7 1/2-furlong maiden dash Feb. 7 in his second career start. He earned a 91 Beyer Speed Figure for the performance.