11/27/2008 12:00AM

Winning Doe has a great deal going for her


MIAMI - Winning Doe will have good karma and even better breeding on her side when she runs as the possible favorite in Saturday's $75,000 Live Oak Georgia Debutante Stakes at Calder.

As the name of the race implies, the Georgia Debutante is sponsored by Live Oak Plantation owner Charlotte Weber, who also happens to be the owner of Winning Doe. Even better, Winning Doe is a half-sister to Weber homebreds Revved Up and Miesque's Approval, who between them earned more than

$4 million and one Eclipse Award.

The 1 1/16-mile Georgia Debutante, restricted to 2-year-old fillies who are progeny of stallions nominated to the Georgia breeding program, will be Winning Doe's second start and first around two turns. She launched her career less than two weeks ago by rallying in the final strides to post a hard-fought nose decision going five furlongs on the turf, and will have to improve significantly on the 60 Beyer Speed Figure she earned. Her breeding suggests the extra distance should go a long way towards accomplishing that goal.

Her trainer, Marty Wolfson, has entered two fillies, and if Winning Doe doesn't go off as the public's choice, her uncoupled stablemate Hot Chili Pepper likely will. A daughter of Mecke, Hot Chili Pepper finished a tiring fourth after challenging for the lead through midstretch in her grass debut in the John Franks Juvenile Fillies Turf here on Nov. 8.

Wolfson won the 2006 Georgia Debutante with Snow Cone.

Although jockey Jermaine Bridgmohan has been the regular rider for both of Wolfson's fillies, he opted to keep the mount on Winning Doe with Javier Santiago picking up the call on Hot Chili Pepper.

Trainer Ron Spatz also has entered two in the race, Brazilianbombshell and the maiden Wild Actress. Brazilianbombshell finished fifth after encountering early trouble in the Franks Juvenile Turf and is one of only three members of the field with a victory on grass. Speed Note also won her maiden on the turf.

Other contenders include Aspetuck Hill, Oilgonewile, and Tailbytherail.

Clement gets closer to milestone

Trainer Christophe Clement inched closer to his 1,000th career winner, when he sent out out Eden's Storm to an impressive maiden victory in Thursday's second race.

Eden's Storm was the 997th winner of Clement's career.

Clement failed to gain win number 998 later in the afternoon when Perfect Casting finished off the board in the featured eighth event.

Vanquisher rallied to an apparent victory in the Thanksgiving Day feature only to be disqualified and placed behind Fair Weather Stan for interfering with that rival in late stretch.