10/20/2009 11:00PM

Ms. Cat Princess looks too fast for her rivals


Ms. Cat Princess will be the heavy favorite to defeat eight other Indiana-bred and -sired 2-year-old fillies in the $70,000 Indiana Stallion on Friday at Hoosier Park.

Trained by Tom Amoss, Ms. Cat Princess won at first asking Sept. 26 by 8 3/4 lengths. In that six-furlong race, Ms. Cat Princess was kept just off the early pace until the turn. When leading rider Orlando Mojica asked Ms. Cat Princess for her best, she took over on the turn and widened her margin at each call, earning a 49 Beyer Figure. That Beyer is at least 13 points above any other starter in the six-furlong Indiana Stallion.

Cellarro is the one to catch. Cellarro had the unenviable task of trying to beat the promising Running Bride in her debut Aug. 14, although she did run second, beaten seven lengths. Running Bride has come back to win two stakes and is 3 for 3 in her career.

Cellarro won her maiden locally for trainer Joe Cain in wire-to-wire fashion, earning a 36 Beyer. There is not an abundance of speed in the Indiana Stallion and jockey Victor Lebron may be able to lull the competition to sleep aboard Cellarro.