Updated on 09/15/2011 1:25PM

Dream Supreme, The Boss's pet


ELMONT, N.Y. - Earlier this week, George Steinbrenner named names when voicing his displeasure with the production of some of his New York Yankees, who entered their weekend series with the crosstown rival Mets in second-place in the American League East.

Steinbrenner can't have any gripes with his 4-year-old filly Dream Supreme, who enters Saturday's $100,000 Vagrancy Handicap at Belmont Park atop the list of leading North American sprinting fillies and mares. Dream Supreme goes for her third consecutive graded stakes win and fifth overall in the Vagrancy, a Grade 3 race run at 6 1/2-furlong race that drew a field of five.

Dream Supreme is coming off a career-best performance in the Grade 2 Humana Distaff Handicap at Churchill Downs on Kentucky Derby Day, when she rolled to a 1 1/4-length victory over even-money favorite La Feminn. Dream Supreme's final time of 1:20.70 for seven furlongs was just .20 seconds off Alannan's track record established earlier on the card. She also earned a career-best Beyer Speed Figure of 110 that day.

Trainer Bill Mott believes Dream Supreme has had ample time to recover from that effort, and she has displayed her sharpness with a trio of rapid half-mile workouts in the morning.

"She seems good, I think she came back well," Mott said. "You can never determine what their next effort is going to be like, but she's doing well."

Last year, Dream Supreme was her own worst enemy, breaking poorly in races like the Acorn and Prioress. She overcame a stumbling start to win the Grade 1 Test at Saratoga, one of five wins in Dream Supreme's last seven starts. Another in that streak was the Gallant Bloom over this track at the Vagrancy distance.

At 122 pounds, Dream Supreme is the starting highweight in the Vagrancy, and she will spot six to nine pounds to her five rivals. She will break from the rail under Aaron Gryder.

Dat You Miz Blue looms the main threat if she can duplicate her performance winning a classified allowance race by nearly seven lengths here on May 26. That race was in the slop and trainer Jimmy Jerkens probably won't mind if the forecasted thunderstorms hit Belmont Park during the races.

Dat You Miz Blue, under 116 pounds and John Velazquez, looms the main speed as well from post 5. Lucky Livi had shown speed in most of her prior starts, but displayed versatility when rallying from seventh-place to be second in the Grade 2 Genuine Risk Handicap. Lucky Livi gets nine pounds from Dream Supreme and picks up a new pilot in Corey Nakatani.

Katz Me If You Can, upset winner of the Genuine Risk, and Finder's Fee, winless in eight starts since winning the 2000 Grade 1 Acorn over this track, complete the field.