01/21/2010 12:00AM

Tiffany Lass favorite must overcome bad draw


It was going to take some kind of handicap on Quiet Temper for any of the other 3-year-old fillies in the $75,000 Tiffany Lass Stakes to have a chance at beating her. And the post position draw provided one.

To win the Tiffany Lass on Saturday, and score her third straight victory, Quiet Temper will have to overcome the outside draw in a 10-horse field, a treacherous spot in a mile and 40-yard race with a short run into the first turn.

But working in Quiet Temper's favor are her obvious talent and her versatility. Winning the Grade 3 Delta Princess Stakes on Dec. 4, Quiet Temper came from sixth under Robby Albarado to win going away. And in a cakewalk of a two-turn entry-level allowance victory here on Jan. 3, Albarado let Quiet Temper ease to the early lead. The filly won by 1 1/4 lengths that day, geared down.

"I'd rather be inside a little bit, but Robby can figure out how to best ride her," said Dale Romans, who trains Quiet Temper. "If we need to, she can go to the lead, or she can take back, too."

Quiet Temper has not posted a timed workout since her allowance win, but Romans said he saw no need for a breeze.

"I think if the track had been perfect last Saturday I would've worked her an easy half," he said. "But she's already fit, and I just want to stay out of her way and not mess her up."

Trainer Steve Margolis thinks highly of Visavis, who came within a nose of winning the Letellier Memorial over six furlongs Dec. 19, her first start since a blowout debut win at Delaware in July. Visavis, by Indian Charlie, will be making her first two-turn start.