01/20/2011 1:51PM

Rory's Dividend looks to match her stablemate in Cincinnati Trophy at Turfway


The last time Turfway Park ran a stakes for 3-year-old fillies, Dr. Diamonds Prize was a four-length winner of the Gowell for jockey Jozbin Santana and trainer Mark Hubley.

Nearly a month later, Dr. Diamonds Prize will stay in the Hubley barn at the Thoroughbred training center in Lexington while 10 3-year-old fillies convene Saturday in the $50,000 Cincinnati Trophy at Turfway.

And yet Santana and Hubley might still wind up winners. The jockey-trainer team will be represented by Rory’s Dividend, a last-out Chicago winner who looks as good as any in the 29th running of the 6 1/2-furlong Polytrack race at the Florence, Ky., track.

Dr. Diamonds Prize, said Hubley, “is doing good, but I wanted to give her a little time off until Keeneland in April. She’s a big, tall, gangly filly, and I want her to fill out. The good thing is, from what I can tell, Rory’s Dividend looks like she really stacks up with these other fillies.”

The highest Beyer Speed Figures posted by any of the starters were 71 and 70 by Golden Phoenix and Angelica Zapata when they were the respective two-three finishers in the Dec. 26 Gowell. In her lone start over a synthetic surface, Rory’s Dividend earned a 63 Beyer when fifth in an October starter allowance at Keeneland. In her last race, a Dec. 9 sprint at Hawthorne, the filly reported home a two-length winner.

Hubley, whose main client is KatieRich Stables – the owner of Dr. Diamonds Prize and Rory’s Dividend – said four workouts over Polytrack last year at Keeneland suggested the racing surface “shouldn’t be a big problem” in how Rory’s Dividend performs Saturday.

Besides Rory’s Dividen and the Gowell returnees, other possibilities in the Cincinnati Trophy include Julia S, shipping in from Florida in decent form; Catinatree, a speedy Chicago shipper; and Bach Hamilton, Sonja’s Angel, Princess de Oro, and Ninjas Prize, all of them last-out winners versus lesser company.

The Cincinnati Trophy goes as the ninth of 10 races on a Saturday card that starts at 1:10 p.m. Eastern. Two allowances also are on tap: a second-level, $24,000 mile (race 4) and a first-level, $22,000 sprint (race 8).

Cactus Cadillac, with Ben Creed riding for trainer David Pate, won the 2010 Cincinnati Trophy.