05/26/2010 11:00PM

Cat Moves and Heart Ashley square off


Cat Moves, a Grade 1 winner last season, and Heart Ashley, a two-time Grade 3 winner in 2009, both seek their first stakes victories as 4-year-olds in Saturday's $250,000 My Juliet Stakes at Philadelphia Park.

Cat Moves, based at Delaware Park with trainer Tony Dutrow, won 3 of 5 starts as a 3-year-old, including the Grade 1 Prioress at Belmont Park. She has been off since finishing fifth in her first start around two turns in the Grade 2 Fitz Dixon-

Cotillion last October.

Since returning to serious training in early April, Cat Moves has posted five consecutive bullet workouts. She is 3 for 3 at the six-furlong distance of the My Juliet.

Heart Ashley won back-to-back Grade 3 races, the Cicada and the Miss Preakness, early in her 3-year-old season. She was beaten six lengths by Cat Moves in the Prioress and finished three-quarters of a length behind Cat Moves in the seven-furlong Test, a race Heart Ashley led until the final furlong.

In her lone start this season, Heart Ashley won a high-priced optional claimer on Keeneland's Polytrack. Her trainer, Steve Asmussen, is an excellent 10 for 28 with horses switching from synthetic surfaces to dirt in non-graded stakes.

The best last-race Beyer Speed Figure, a 101, belongs to Pinkarella, who ran the fastest race of her career winning the seven-furlong Sugar Maple going two turns at Charles Town. Although she will be making her first start at Philly Park, Pinkarella has been working out regularly at the track since early April. She is 2 for 2 in six-furlong sprints.

One Smokin' Lady merits respect on the basis of two wins over the local track by a combined 11 3/4 lengths last year. She will be making her first start following a four-race winter campaign at Oaklawn Park, where she won one sprint stakes and placed second in two others.

Trusty Temper is an intriguing longshot possibility. The last time she raced on dirt, Trusty Temper scored a 45-1 upset in the $200,000 Jostle last June at Philly Park.