Updated on 09/15/2011 12:56PM

Cashier's Dream race

Suzie Picou-Oldham
Cashier's Dream comes into the Spinaway on 18 days' rest after her loss to You in the Adirondack.

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Trainer Steve Asmussen, jockey Donnie Meche, and most of the betting public were surprised when Cashier's Dream was beaten by You following a prolonged stretch duel in the Adirondack Stakes. But with You back in the barn on Friday, there should be no surprises when Cashier's Dream takes on six seemingly overmatched rivals in the $200,000 Spinaway Stakes, a Grade 1 for 2-year-old fillies at seven furlongs.

Cashier's Dream entered the Adirondack undefeated, and for all intents and purposes untested, in three previous starts, including a decision over You under allowance conditions at Churchill Downs in June. You avenged that setback by outgaming the 3-5 Cashier's Deram in the Adirondack, the most exciting and impressive 2-year-old race of the meet.

Trainer Bobby Frankel has decided to give You a little extra time off following her performance in the Adirondack less than three weeks ago. But Asmussen said Cashier's Dream came out of the race well and has continued to train well. So well, in fact, he even sent her out to breeze an easy half-mile in 49.66 seconds on Wednesday morning.

"I feel great about how she's doing both mentally and physically," said Asmussen when asked about running Cashier's Dream back in just 18 days off such a tough effort in the Adirondack. "And I think we have a great chance to win a Grade 1 race at Saratoga so this is really a great opportunity for her. My main concerns are the stretch to seven furlongs and how she might react off her first defeat."

Cashier's Dream, who was purchased privately by the partnership of Team Valor and the Heiligbrodt Racing Stable following her victory over You in Kentucky, earned a Beyer Speed Figure of 106 in the Adirondack. And while nobody should expect her to come back on relatively short rest to repeat the performance, that figure is still 27 points higher than the best posted by any of her six rivals in the Spinaway, all of whom will race under equal weights of 121 pounds.

Smok'n Frolic owns the second-best Beyer Figure in the race, a 79 she posted easily winning Belmont Park's Fashion Stakes going five furlongs on June 7. A Smoke Glacken, she returned off that race to finish second, beaten three-quarters of a length by Touch Love, in the Astoria Stakes, but turned in a disappointing effort, finishing a well beaten fifth and last, in the Adirondack after bobbling at the start.

"She displaced her palate in the Adirondack, so that race is really not a true indication of her ability," said Todd Pletcher, who trains Smok'n Frolic for the Dogwood Stable.

John Velazquez will ride Smok'n Frolic, with Jerry Bailey opting to take the call on Magic Storm.

Magic Storm was best of the rest, finishing third, more than 15 lengths behind You and Cashier's Dream, in the Adirondack. A Storm Cat filly, she does own a win over the track, having won her maiden by four widening lengths here on July 29.

Pieceofperfection, like Cashier's Dream, was purchased privately by her current connections and will race in the colors of Barry K. Schwartz for the first time on Friday. She also enters the race undefeated, having won her only previous start at Calder on July 29.

Al Max Diner, a distant second behind the undefeated Forest Heiress in Monmouth Park's Colleen Stakes, Spirit and Soul, and Win's Fair Lady, round out the field.

Spirit and Soul is the only member of the field to have won at seven furlongs. That victory came when she outgamed Time for a Lady to earn her diploma here on Aug. 3.

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