Updated on 09/15/2011 2:10PM

You takes on Cashier's Dream

Email

ELMONT, N.Y. - On talent, it's virtually impossible to separate Cashier's Dream and You, who will meet for the third time in Saturday's Grade 1 Frizette at Belmont Park. Perhaps it may be important to factor intent into the handicapping equation.

The Frizette, a $500,000 race run at 1 1/16 miles is a prep for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies on Oct. 27. Cashier's Dream is not nominated to the Breeders' Cup and would have to be supplemented to the Juvenile Fillies for a fee of $90,000. Her connections would prefer not to do that, and hope a victory Saturday would cement divisional honors for Cashier's Dream. Since being purchased by the partnership of Team Valor and Heilligbrodt Racing, Cashier's Dream won the Grade 3 Debutante and Grade 1 Spin-

away.

"This is not a prep for us," trainer Steve Asmussen said.

Conversely, You is using the Frizette as a stepping-stone to the Juvenile Fillies. She is making her first start in almost eight weeks, or since she ran down Cashier's Dream late in the Adirondack at Saratoga in a swiftly run 6 1/2-furlong race.

Bobby Frankel, You's trainer, said he believes his filly is fit enough for the Frizette, but that he wants something left in the tank for the Breeders' Cup.

"If that filly can set some fast fractions and go wire to wire all the more power to her," Frankel said of Cashier's Dream.

It is no secret that Cashier's Dream, who breaks from the rail, will be on the lead while setting fast fractions. The question is whether she can carry her speed 1 1/16 miles. "I love the filly, she's tremendously talented. We don't have any excuses going in," Asmussen said. "I am curious how exactly she'll get a mile and a sixteenth. I don't even pretend to have any guarantees in that regard. She's far exceeded what was expected of her to this point."

You is a daughter of You and I, who won the Met Mile and the Brooklyn (1 1/8 miles) at Belmont and owns the track record here for seven furlongs. Frankel is confident You can get the distance.

If neither You nor Cashier's Dream can get the distance, then Riskaverse looks like the most logical upsetter. Although bred for the turf, Riskaverse handled the dirt just fine winning an entry-level dirt allowance race at a mile here on Sept. 21.

Cherokee Girl, who is 2 for 2 at Belmont and Maryland shipper Treasure Coast Gem complete the field.

THE FIELD

FRIZETTE

Purse $500,000, 1 1/16 miles, Grade 1

PPHORSEJOCKEYODDS

1Cashier's DreamD. MecheEven

2Cherokee GirlJ. Velazquez10-1

3YouE. Prado4-5

4Treasure Coast GemJ. Chavez30-1

5RiskaverseR. Davis12-1

All starters carry 120 pounds

Odds by Mike Watchmaker

TV: 5:00-6:00 p.m. (Eastern) taped, Fox Sports New York

Subscribers, to purchase Past Performances.


Non-subscribers, to purchase Past Performances.

*