06/07/2012 11:51AM

Finger Lakes: Two sharp workers clash in Susan B. Anthony


Bob’s Dylan and Nicole’s Miss El, both of whom have been firing a string of bullet workouts all spring at Finger Lakes, will clash for the first time in the $50,000 Susan B. Anthony Handicap, a six-furlong race for New York-bred fillies and mares.

Bob’s Dylan, a 7-year-old trained by Michael Ferraro, won the 2009 running of the Susan B. Anthony and is 13 for 27 locally. In preparation for her first start since November, Bob’s Dylan posted four bullet works between May 5 and June 3, including five furlongs in 1:01 and a half-mile in 47.60 seconds on May 27.

Nicole’s Miss El, a 4-year-old trained by Daniel Conway, is 6-for-7 lifetime at Finger Lakes. She has fired five bullets since April 14, including a best-of-14 half-mile breeze in 47.20 seconds in the slop June 2. She is winless in six previous stakes appearances, all at either Aqueduct or Saratoga.

The six-horse field also includes Sweet Hot Toddy, a 5-year-old mare who steps up to stakes company following back-to-back daylight wins over statebreds in optional claiming events.