06/14/2012 1:05PM

Louisiana Downs: My Three Girls stretches in prep

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My Three Girls will be auditioning for next month’s $50,000 Matron at Evangeline Downs when she makes her two-turn debut in Saturday’s second race at Louisiana Downs. She is part of a 10-horse field for the allowance for fillies and mares, which will be run at about a mile on turf. Others set to start include Skipping Town, a stakes winner at Louisiana Downs, and Love Dare, who was second last out in the $50,000 Opelousas at Evangeline.

My Three Girls was a stakes winner at Evangeline in her last start, taking the $50,000 Tellike at about five furlongs on the turf May 19. With a lack of suitable, upcoming turf sprint options for her in the region right now, her trainer, George Northrop Jr., has moved her to two turns in what could be her springboard to the Matron, a one-mile turf race for fillies and mares July 21.

“Pedigree-wise, she should get the distance, but until you get out there and try it, you can’t say,” said Northrop, who trains My Three Girls for Shrum Racing Inc. “She’s by Eddington, and he never ran short. The mare is stakes placed at seven furlongs.”

My Three Girls also might have a tactical advantage working for her as she appears to be the dominant speed in the allowance Saturday.

“She’s going to be the type of horse that’s on the front, and hopefully she can settle and relax and finish,” Northrop said.
Kevin Smith has the mount from post 3.