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Parx Racing: Undefeated Agave Kiss spotting weight in Trevose Stakes
The multiple stakes winner Agave Kiss will hit the road Tuesday and put her undefeated record on the line against five rivals in the $75,000 Trevose Stakes at Parx Racing.
Agave Kiss, a New York-bred daughter of Lion Heart, has won all four of her starts – all at six furlongs and all in New York – for Flying Zee Racing Stables and trainer Rudy Rodriguez. Coming off a three-length victory in the Grade 3 Cicada at Aqueduct on March 10, Rodriguez had talked about the possibility of stretching out in distance in the Grade 3 Comely at a mile on April 7 at Aqueduct.
Rodriguez said that Agave Kiss came out of the Cicada a little tired and needed a little more time between starts.
“I think if the Comely was coming about this time we would have given her a chance at a mile,” Rodriguez said. “Timing-wise it was no good for us.”
Rodriguez believes that Agave Kiss has come around in the last week and he was quite pleased with how the filly worked on Saturday when she went an easy half-mile in 51.89 seconds over the main track.
“She’s doing unbelievable,” Rodriguez said. “She’s done everything we’ve asked her to do. She’s training good, she’s happy, she’s eating good. Hopefully, she ships good.”
Agave Kiss will break from post 4 under Ryan Curatolo and will carry highweight of 124 pounds. She will concede 4 to 8 pounds to her five rivals.
Agave Kiss utilizes speed as her primary weapon and she looks like the main speed in this six-horse field.
Dance to Bristol finished fourth behind Agave Kiss in the Ruthless Stakes at Aqueduct in January. Dance to Bristol spotted Agave Kiss four pounds in that race. Tuesday, she will get four pounds from Agave Kiss.
Ollie Figgins, the trainer of Dance to Bristol said he went a little easy on his filly heading into the Ruthless because she had several races in a short period of time leading into that race.
“I think I had her a little short for that race,” Figgins said. “I think we have a better filly now than we did then.”
Dance to Bristol worked a sharp five furlongs in 58.40 seconds on April 9.
Following the Ruthless, Dance to Bristol won the Marshua River Stakes at Laurel in February and was second to Millionreasonswhy in the Wide Country going seven furlongs on March 3.
Dance to Bristol will break from the rail under Elias Peltroche.
Mikey Likes It, who is 2 for 2 at Parx, will step up to stakes company for the first time for trainer Tony Dutrow.
Love Contract, Sensible Lady, and Honey Wondergirl complete the field.
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