08/26/2002 11:00PM

Rested, Lady of the Future wins


Lady of the Future does her best running when she has plenty of rest between races. Making her first start in six weeks, Lady of the Future ($20.60) drew off to a 1 3/4-length victory in Tuesday's $60,300 Quill Stakes at Delaware Park.

A 4-year-old filly trained by Tom "Tuck" Greene, Lady of the Future is now 3 for 4 over Delaware's turf course. She had been freshened since finishing fourth in the Grade 3 All Along Breeders' Cup at Colonial Downs in mid-July.

"We ran three times in about five weeks and she was drained in Virginia," Greene said. "That's why we backed off her for the last six weeks. She's so delicate you can hardly train her. We only worked her five furlongs the last six weeks. When she does run, she tries hard."

Lady of the Future, ridden by Jose Caraballo, covered the mile in 1:37.01 over a firm course.