Saratoga: Teen Pauline, Dreaming of Julia coupled in Spinaway
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – They were two of the most impressive debut-winning juvenile fillies of the meet. They are both homebreds and named after family members.
In Sunday’s Grade 1, $300,000 Spinaway at Saratoga, Teen Pauline and Dreaming of Julia are entered to face each other. It remains to be seen if that actually happens. Teen Pauline is cross-entered in Sunday’s $100,000 Sorority Stakes at Monmouth Park.
If they both run, the Stonestreet Stable entry of Teen Pauline and Dreaming of Julia figures to be a short-priced favorite in the Spinaway, run at seven furlongs.
Teen Pauline, a daughter of Tapit, won her debut by 4 3/4 lengths on July 25. She ran five furlongs in a track-record 56.53 seconds and earned a Beyer Speed Figure of 92. Teen Pauline is named after Stonestreet owner Barbara Banke’s mother, Pauline, who apparently still acts like a teenager. Teen Pauline, who drew the rail for the Spinaway, is trained by Steve Asmussen.
Dreaming of Julia, a daughter of Grade 1 winners A.P. Indy and Dream Rush, won her debut by 10 1/2 lengths here Aug. 6. She ran 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:16.48 and earned a Beyer of 76. Dreaming of Julia is named after Banke’s daughter Julia. She drew post 6 for Sunday’s race and is trained by Todd Pletcher, who also trains Kauai Katie for Stonestreet. Kauai Katie won the Grade 2 Adirondack on Aug. 12.
Earlier in the week, Banke said she did not want to run Teen Pauline and Dreaming of Julia against one another, until perhaps the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies.
Also entered in the Spinaway is So Many Ways, winner of the Grade 3 Schuylerville here on opening day. Trained by Tony Dutrow, So Many Ways drew post 3.
Others entered are Corail, Sweet Shirley Mae, Baby J, and Seasoned Warrior.
◗ Dullahan, winner of the Pacific Classic on Sunday at Del Mar, shipped from Saratoga to Churchill Downs on Thursday. He will train at Churchill until his connections decide where Dullahan would make his next start. Trainer Dale Romans said the leading options for Dullahan are the Grade 1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational, a 1 1/2-mile race for 3-year-olds and up at Belmont Park on Sept. 29, or the Grade 1 Jamaica, a 1 1/8-mile turf race restricted to 3-year-olds on Oct. 6, also at Belmont.
Yea keep Dullahan on turf because he is not a dirt horse
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