06/30/2010 11:00PM

Ex-claimer Dash Dot Dash now worthy of stakes


MIAMI - For the Farnsworth Stables, the formula has been a simple one over the past several years. Scour the country looking for the right horses to claim, ship them to trainer Marty Wolfson at Calder, and watch its new acquisitions become allowance and stakes winners

The latest member of Farnsworth's claimer-turned-stakes winner club is Dash Dot Dash, who was acquired for $32,000 through the Santa Anita claim box in April and six weeks later dominated the Take D'Tour Stakes in her south Florida debut. A 4-year-old daughter of Put It Back, Dash Dot Dash returns against a similar field in Saturday's $55,000 Emergency Nurse Stakes, an overnight stakes at Calder for fillies and mares at one mile and 70 yards.

Dash Dot Dash was no stranger to stakes company earlier in her career while racing on the West Coast with trainer Vladimir Cerin. As a 2-year-old, Dash Dot Dash won a couple of small stakes at Fairplex and at 3 she competed in a pair of graded races at Hollywood Park, albeit with little success.

Dash Dot Dash dropped into the claiming ranks for the first time at the beginning of her 4-year-old campaign and finally got back on the winning track the day she was haltered by Farnsworth when she rallied to a half-length decision over the Santa Anita turf course. Although she has done the majority of her racing on grass and artificial surfaces, Dash Dot Dash captured the Take D'Tour over the main track and is perfect in three lifetime starts on dirt.

As if Wolfson's hand weren't already strong enough in the Emergency Nurse, he has also entered Saintly Rose as a nice insurance policy. Saintly Rose returned from a seven-month layoff to finish fourth in a much needed effort in the six-furlong U Can Do It Handicap on June 12, posting a career-best 82 Beyer Speed Figure in the process.

Glotona and Even Road, a distant second and fourth behind Dash Dot Dash, will try again although neither will receive much help under the allowance conditions, both picking up only a two-pound concession from the favorite for the rematch.

Super Girlie and Bob's Jawbreaker, both winners of their last starts, and Marija's Wish round out the field.

* D' Funnybone worked six furlongs in 1:13.64 at Aqueduct on Thursday as he continues to prepare for his expected start here next Saturday in the Grade 2 Carry Back Stakes.