SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. _ Todd Pletcher already had the strongest crop of 2-year-olds of any trainer on the grounds. Then he got arguably the most impressive juvenile filly winner of the meet sent to him.\r\nValiant Passion, who overcame traffic trouble to win a 5 1/2-furlong maiden race by 9 1/4 lengths, will make her first start for Pletcher in Sunday&rsquo;s Grade 1, $250,000 Spinaway Stakes at Saratoga. She is one of four horses Pletcher entered in the Spinaway, a seven-furlong race which drew a field of eight.\r\nIn her debut, Valiant Passion was steadied between horses from the beginning of the far turn until the five-sixteenths pole before finally getting running room. Once clear, Valiant Passion made a three-wide sweep to the lead turning for home and finished full of run. Shortly thereafter, she was purchased privately by Team Valor International and turned over to Pletcher.\r\n&ldquo;She was obviously loaded up for a long time before she was able to get clear, and once she got clear she ran away impressively,&rdquo; Pletcher said. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re thankful to have the opportunity.&rdquo;\r\nValiant Passion will break from post 5 under Julien Leparoux, who was aboard the filly in her debut.\r\nPletcher will also send out R Heat Lightning and the Mike Repole-owned entry of Sky Hosoya and Stopspendingmaria. Sky Hosoya, who won a maiden race for a claiming price of $50,000, looks like she will part of the pace. Stopspendingmaria was second after setting the pace in the Schuylerville. Pletcher hopes to get an off-the-pace trip Sunday despite her breaking from post 2.\r\n&ldquo;I would have preferred to switch posts, but we&rsquo;ll let her settle a bit then come with a run,&rdquo; Pletcher said. &ldquo;With a fast track and some other pace in there hopefully things will work out.&rdquo;\r\nPletcher likes the outside post for R Heat Lightning, who won a maiden race at Delaware Park by five lengths before finishing second in the Colleen Stakes at Monmouth.\r\nAlienation, who finished second to the Pletcher-trained Position Limit in the Adirondack, figures to be part of the early pace under Channing Hill from post 3.\r\nAbide, a debut winner by 3 1/2 lengths on Aug. 1, could be compromised by her rail draw, according to trainer Steve Asmussen.\r\n&ldquo;She&rsquo;s a lighter-framed Tiznow filly who I think needs a little room,&rdquo; Asmussen said.\r\nLe Mi Geaux was a 9-1 upset winner of the Grade 3 Schuylerville on opening day in the mud, and will likely be overlooked again.\r\nCoax Liberty, third in the Adirondack, completes the field.