04/16/2011 2:27PM

Parx Racing: Quantum Miss back on home track


After regaining her confidence by winning the Grade 3 Cicada Stakes at Aqueduct as the 9-5 favorite, the 3-year-old filly Quantum Miss should be even more comfortable racing at her home track in Tuesday’s $75,000 Trevose Stakes at Parx Racing.

Although she trains regularly at Parx, where she is based with trainer Tony Dutrow, Quantum Miss has not raced locally since winning her maiden by 5 1/4 lengths last Oct. 29.

She followed up that win by soaring to a 94 Beyer Speed Figure winning the Blue Mountain at Penn National but then turned in a puzzling performance as the 7-5 favorite in the Grade 3 Old Hat at Gulfstream Park in January, finishing ahead of only one horse in a field of six while beaten 11 1/4 lengths.

Quantum Miss looked more like her old self in the March 19 Cicada, racing up front to a half-length victory, although the Beyer came back a modest 75, just one point higher than she earned in her maiden victory as a 2-year-old.

Based on Beyers, five of the six 3-year-old fillies Quantum Miss will face in the six-furlong Trevose are fast enough to threaten the favorite.

Sweet Susan earned a 78 last time out for her runner-up finish in the seven-furlong Wide Country at Laurel Park. She began her career running for a $25,000 tag, but has hit the board in three consecutive stakes.

The Maryland-based Dream finished 4 1/4 lengths behind Quantum Miss in the Cicada after beginning her career with two daylight victories and Beyers of 77 and 75. She did not break cleanly in the Cicada and since has schooled from the gate, breezing a best-of-33 in 47.60 seconds on Friday.

Grand Kisses, Moonlit Malibu, and Aba Dabbler all come out of wins against first-level allowance company with Beyers in the narrow range of 73 to 75.

The best race involving those three last-out winners may have been the March 13 victory at Parx by Moonlit Malibu. The runner-up from that race, Bandola, returned to win an allowance at Pimlico with a 73 Beyer. Although based in Maryland with trainer Mike Trombetta, Moonlit Malibu is 2 for 2 racing at Parx.