07/27/2005 11:00PM

Colonial: Baby fillies on turf


Madame Music and Whiteface, who won their maidens with identical Beyer Speed Figures in their turf debuts last time out, will undoubtedly attract the most attention from bettors in the $60,000 Tippett, a 5 1/2-furlong turf stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Colonial Downs.

Madame Music beat nine rivals going six furlongs at Belmont Park, and Whiteface easily defeated 11 fillies in a 5 1/2-furlong race at Colonial. Each got a 70 Beyer.

Both fillies also have good turf pedigrees. For Femme, the third dam of Madame Music, was a full sister to Foretake, a two-time Grade 3 winner on the grass. Whiteface's dam, We Are Strike Ng, won the Grade 3 Hillsborough on grass in 1998.

The pedigree play for those looking for a live longshot, however, is Luvin Duvin.

Although still a maiden after three starts and unraced on grass, Luvin Duvin could wake up with the surface switch and first-time Lasix.

Lady Kiss, Luvin Duvin's second dam, was a half-sister to the South American filly Surera, a Group 1 and Group 2 winner on turf in Argentina and stakes-placed in the Grade 1 Santa Margarita and the Yellow Ribbon in the United States.

Also eligible to improve is Mickees Tornado, a second-time starter racing on Lasix for the first time. Her second dam, La Toya, produced Proud Shot, who finished second in the Grade 3 Hill Prince, a turf stakes for 3-year-olds.