Updated on 09/17/2011 1:01PM

New Economy makes her final start


OLDSMAR, Fla. - Several runners with promising futures and one graded stakes winner making her final career start are among the 14 fillies and mares who passed the entry box for the rescheduled Endeavour Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs on Tuesday.

The $100,000 Endeavour, a 1 1/16-mile turf race for fillies and mares which was originally scheduled for Saturday, was moved to Tuesday because bad weather was forecast for the area over the weekend.

Delmonico Cat, fresh from a late-running win in the Grade 3 Honey Fox at Gulfstream Park, and Coney Kitty and Madeira Mist, who finished second and third in a four-horse photo in that race, are among the top contenders in a strong field. So is New Economy, a six-time winner whose triumphs include the Grade 2 La Prevoyante Handicap and Grade 3 My Charmer over the turf at Calder Race Course. New Economy is scheduled to retire to broodmare duties for owner Robert S. Evans after the Endeavour.

Cornelio Velasquez is named aboard Delmonico Cat at 122 pounds. Edgar Prado has the call on Madeira Mist for trainer Christophe Clement and Jean-Luc Samyn will ride Coney Kitty. Both Madeira Mist and Coney Kitty will carry 116 pounds.

Strait From Texas, an impressive winner of the one-mile prep for this race and a front-running winner of last year's Grade 3 Hillsborough Stakes here, deserves a long look at 116 under Jesus Castanon. Gal O Gal, who finished a close sixth in the Honey Fox after a wide trip also deserves a consideration. Gal O Gal came up short here in a one-mile prep for the Endeavour, and will certainly appreciate the added sixteenth of a mile.

Delmonico Cat came off a short layoff to win the Honey Fox, rallying from seventh coming out of the turn and getting up in the final strides under Jerry Bailey. It was Delmonico Cat's fifth win on turf, including victories in the Possibly Perfect and Flawlessly Stakes at Arlington Park last summer.

Madeira Mist goes after her sixth turf win. Last year she won the Dance Smartly Stakes at Woodbine and the George Rosenberger Memorial at Delaware Park.