07/28/2012 1:26PM

Presque Isle: Five last-out winners meet in 2-year-old allowance


The field of 2-year-old fillies at Presque Isle Downs on Tuesday evening may number only seven, but it should make for a interesting betting race when Baby Princess, and four of the others, try to win their second consecutive races. The allowance event for 2-year-old fillies who have never won twice will be contested at 5 1/2 furlongs.

Trained by Joe Martin, Baby Princess won at first asking June  22 when sent off as the even-money favorite. A daughter of Value Plus, she led every step of the way in her five-furlong debut, earning a Beyer Speed Figure of 62 while drawing off to win by six lengths. Baby Princess will receive Lasix for the first time Tuesday.

Pedro Morales retains the mount.

Sharp Sarita won her maiden debut impressively at Mountaineer Park on July 3, leading from start to finish to draw off by more than 11 lengths. Trained by Sandra Atkins, Sharp Sarita earned a Beyer Speed Figure of 55 when sent off as the even-money favorite going 4 1/2 furlongs.

Mario Pino will ride.

Love Me Good won her maiden at Presque Isle on May 12, and then trainer Tim Hamm sent her to Churchill Downs, where she finished fourth in the Grade 3 Debutante June 23 going six furlongs.

Huber Villa Gomez, aboard for the maiden victory, will ride once again.

Hoofit looks for first win of year

Hoofit will try to return to his winning ways for trainer Graham Motion when he faces seven other older horses in an optional claiming race. The New Zealand import is winless in three attempts this season, the Grade 3 Ft Lauderdale at Gulfstream, the Grade 3 Tamp Bay Stakes, and an optional claimer at Keeneland.

Hoofit is 1 for 1 locally, having won a second-level allowance event last September. Following that race, Hoofit won the Grade 3 Phoenix at Keeneland going six furlongs in October. Tuesday’s race will be contested at 1 1/16 miles. Mario Pino will ride Hoofit for the first time.

Ryan’s Gift has finished second in two attempts locally this season, both going a mile. The added distance could be just what he needs to reach the winner’s circle.

Trained by Mike Ferraro, Ryan’s Gift signaled his readiness with a bullet work at Finger Lakes July 20.

Luis Perez retains the mount.