07/15/2009 11:00PM

Slight edge to My Magic Moment


ELMONT, N.Y. - For the definition of a wide-open race, consult Friday's eighth race at Belmont Park, the $65,000 Dam Little overnight stakes, scheduled for the Widener turf at one mile.


Of the eight 3-year-old New York-bred fillies in the main body, six received a Beyer Figure of 78 to 80 in at least one of their last two starts on grass. That includes My Magic Moment, who drops out of a fifth-place finish in the Grade 3 Boiling Springs at Monmouth Park and will likely go favored, based on three highly promising turf races at Belmont last fall.

"She didn't seem to be herself at Monmouth, but she's back with New York-breds and this looks like a good spot for her to run well," said trainer Tom Albertrani.

A daughter of Forest Wildcat, My Magic Moment graduated from the maiden ranks going six furlongs on the inner course last September, and three weeks later was beaten a neck in the Grade 3 Miss Grillo by Maram, who returned to capture the inaugural running of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Santa Anita.

The day after Maram won that race, My Magic Moment won an overnight stakes against open company on closing day at the fall meet. She will need to fire her best shot to overtake Speed Dating, Princess Maura, and Our Golden Dream, who have all notched wire-to-wire victories on turf here.

The versatile Mother Russia, who has won New York Stallion races on turf and dirt in two starts this year, carries 122 pounds and spots everyone four pounds under the allowance conditions. She is trained by Linda Rice.

Doremifasollatido, winner of the Grade 2 Matron on the main track last fall, drew the outside for Jimmy Jerkens. A half-sister to Grade 3 Pebbles winner Fortunate Damsel, she may take to the turf, but becomes the one to beat if the race comes off.

First post Friday is 3 p.m. Eastern.

Heros Reward concedes weight

The Laurel-based Heros Reward, winner of the Grade 3 Shakertown at Keeneland first time out this year, drew post 3 for Saturday's Grade 3, $150,000 Jaipur Stakes. The 7-year-old Heros Reward will carry 124 pounds under the allowance conditions, conceding from six to 11 pounds to six rivals, including Mohegan Sky, a 6-year-old mare who was beaten a half-length in last year's Jaipur.

Yield Bogey, third in the recent Poker Stakes, drew the rail.