Updated on 09/16/2011 8:56AM

'Gal' tries to end loss streak

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James Lopez will be in the irons on Gal on the Go in Tuesday's $50,000 My Charmer Stakes at Turfway Park.

Unsafe track conditions cut short the Dec. 14 racing card at Turfway Park, and forced the postponement of the $50,000 My Charmer Stakes. A little more than two weeks later, the My Charmer Stakes reappears Tuesday at the Florence, Ky., track.

The forecast calls for showers on Monday and Tuesday, so the race, for fillies and mares, may be contested on an off track. That would suit Gal on the Go, who is unbeaten in two races on a wet surface. Even on a fast track, she has a good opportunity to win Tuesday and end a 13-race losing streak that dates back to June 2001.

Most of her 11 rivals in the 1 1/16-mile My Charmer are allowance horses and minor stakes runners, and Gal on the Go has faced stronger opposition for most of this year. She was beaten a neck in May by Grade 1 winner Pompeii when second in an allowance at Churchill Downs, and later missed by a head as the runner-up in the $100,000 HBPA Handicap at Ellis Park. Most recently, she was fourth on the grass at Churchill Downs on Nov. 14.

The return to Turfway Park works in Gal on the Go's favor. She has compiled a 3-3-0 record in nine starts there, including a win in the Valdale Stakes as a 3-year-old last year. Trainer Vickie Foley has named James Lopez to ride.

Giving Noreen, a stakes-placed daughter of Valid Wager, also returns to the main track after racing on grass. When she last raced on dirt, at Arlington, she finished second to Softly, who won the Grade 2 Churchill Downs Distaff last month.

Giving Noreen consistently earns Beyer Speed Figures in the 85-89 range, numbers that rank her among the fastest horses in the field. Tony D'Amico rides for trainer Elliott Walden.

Persimmon Ridge is the filly to beat from a Beyer perspective. She won a Mountaineer allowance race in early December by nearly 13 lengths. That performance earned her a 91 Beyer Speed Figure.

Twice stakes placed in 2002, Persimmon Ridge was third in the Central Iowa Stakes at Prairie Meadows over the summer and third in the National Jockey Club Oaks at Sportsman's Park in the spring.

Other contenders in the My Charmer include stakes winner Seven Four Seven and Town Queen, who drops in class after finishing eighth in the Grade 3 Cardinal Handicap at Churchill Downs.