07/28/2011 3:43PM

Monmouth Park: Wild About Tiffany flourishes since arriving from Florida


OCEANPORT, N.J. – Wild About Tiffany, like most horses, perked up with the shift from Calder to Monmouth Park.

She is 2 for 2 since coming north to trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. The outcome was never in doubt in either contest.

Wild About Tiffany takes the next step on Saturday, making her stakes debut in the $65,000 Crank It Up for 3-year-old fillies going 5 1/2 furlongs on the turf.

In her first race for Plesa, Wild About Tiffany was a two-length winner in a first-level allowance race on the grass. Next time out, she cruised to a five-length win in the mud in a rained-off second level allowance.

“She came up here to see if she could compete,” Plesa said. “She’s done everything that we’ve asked. You have an opportunity to try turf. Down at Calder, this time of year, you don’t have that luxury because it’s the rainy season. I think horses that leave south Florida and come up here automatically blossom.”

Paco Lopez will be aboard from post No. 3 in the seven-horse field.

Wild About Tiffany is joined by Tiger Cat Lilly and Cascadilla Falls as fillies in the field with back-to-back victories.

After posting her maiden win on the synthetic Polytrack surface at Woodbine, Tiger Cat Lilly earned a first-level allowance win on the grass here last month. This will be only her fourth start as the least experienced runner in the race.

Chris DeCarlo rides for Maryland-based trainer Michael Pino.

Cascadilla Falls won the turf and the main track at Churchill Downs for Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott. Mike Luzzi has the mount.

Holiday for Kitten was part of trainer Wesley Ward’s contingent at Royal Ascot, running 13th in the Group 1 Kings Stand Stakes.

If you toss that last race, her turf record is a very solid 2-2-0 in 5 starts, including a half-length loss in the Grade 3 Miesque Stakes at one mile last November at Hollywood Park.

Elvis Trujillo will ride.

Breathoffreshheir is the lone New Jersey-bred in the race. This will be her second try on grass. So far she has been more effective on dirt, winning a division of the Jersey Juvenile here last November and the Ruthless Stakes over Aqueduct’s inner track.

Cofachiqui makes her turf debut following a first-level win at Delaware Park. Toni’s the Won was cross-entered in the Jenny Wade Handicap on Friday night at Penn National.