01/31/2011 4:29PM

Kid Kate likely headed to Barbara Fritchie

Adam Coglianese/NYRA
Kid Kate, Ramon Dominguez up, wins the Correction Stakes.

Having won at a distance her connections feared might be a tad short for her, Correction Stakes winner Kid Kate will most likely stretch out to seven furlongs in the Grade 2, $150,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap at Laurel Park for her next start, trainer Chad Brown said.

“That race is 23 days from the day she ran, and it looks like she had kind of a hard race, but I’m leaning toward going to the Fritchie,” Brown said Monday by phone from Florida.

Under Ramon Dominguez, Kid Kate rallied from eight lengths off the pace to run down Meese Rocks in deep stretch and win the Correction by a neck. In her first start in 10 weeks, Kid Kate ran six furlongs in 1:10.30 and earned a 92 Beyer Speed Figure. It was her fourth listed stakes victory.

“Six is a little short for her, but there are not many options up there,” said Brown. “I didn’t know if she could get up in time but Ramon timed it perfect.”

Following the Fritchie, Kid Kate will likely return to New York for the Grade 2, $150,000 Distaff Stakes at seven furlongs over Aqueduct’s main track. In that spot, she will likely have a rematch with Meese Rocks, who finished second for the third straight inner-track stakes when barely beaten in the Correction.

Stormy’s Majesty eyes Excelsior

Stormy’s Majesty, the New York-bred who won the Grade 3 Discovery and who was beaten a head in the Grade 3 Queens County on Dec. 11, is expected to have a workout at Gulfstream Park this weekend as he begins preparation for his 4-year-old debut, trainer Dominic Galluscio said Monday.

Galluscio, who has a dozen horses stabled at Gulfstream, said Stormy’s Majesty got several weeks off following the Queens County and that he is “maturing nicely.”

Galluscio said that he is targeting the Grade 3, $100,000 Excelsior Handicap on April 2 for Stormy’s Majesty’s first start of 2011.

◗ Nicole H, who beat Meese Rocks in both the Garland of Roses and Interborough Stakes, worked four furlongs in 52.24 seconds Sunday morning over Belmont Park’s training track. Nicole H is under consideration for the Barbara Fritchie.