06/18/2011 12:29PM

Presque Isle: It's Me Mom vs. elders in Satin and Lace


The 3-year-old filly It’s Me Mom proved she can beat her elders in an allowance race earlier this month and she will try to do it again in the $100,000 Satin and Lace at Presque Isle Downs Tuesday evening.

The allowance prep June 3 came at the same 5 1/2-furlong distance as the Satin and Lace. Facing older females for the first time, It’s Me Mom won that event by 2 1/4 lengths. It was the second consecutive Presque Isle win for It’s Me Mom, who took the Inaugural on opening day by 2 1/2 lengths. Those two wins helped improve her record to five wins, a second and a third in seven local attempts.

Trainer Lynn Scace is confident It’s Me Mom can repeat the effort she put forth in the prep for the Satin and Lace.

“She had an easy work on Thursday and is 100 percent ready to go,” Scace said.

A speedy daughter of Put It Back, It’s Me Mom has never been outbroken at the start, and Scace hopes that doesn’t change in the Satin and Lace.

“There are some horses with good early speed in there, but she is extremely quick,” Scace said. “She went 21 and change and 43 and change last year coming out of the 12-hole here. I don’t think they will outbreak her, but I guess there is a first time for everything.”

Twelve fillies and mares are entered in the Satin and Lace, but Scace is hopeful that the field could end up smaller.

“There were a couple nominated that I was glad to see didn’t enter,” Scace said. She added with a chuckle, “It would be nice if a few of those in there decided not to show up.”

There are no firm plans for It’s Me Mom past Tuesday, but Scace has her eye out for a turf try.

“I would love to try her on the turf,” she said. “If she likes that surface, how can they beat her going short? I don’t think I would ever try her past a mile, but a five or five and a half turf race would be perfect for her.”

Willie Martinez retains the mount.

“Willie knows her well,” Scace said. “He has ridden her every start but one. She will go to the front; hopefully they won’t catch her.”