Will she or won\'t she?
August 30, 2007
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Despite finishing third in last week’s $718,600 Fan Hanover Filly Pace at Mohawk Racetrack, trainer Steve Elliott says starting against the colts in the Little Brown Jug “is not out of the question.”
Elliott says that co-owner \"Toby Lynch is still pushing for the Jug but I’m kind of looking at the Jugette. We’ll see how she races Monday at Freehold in the Shady Daisy Stakes. If she goes a big mile you’ve got to think about entering her in the Jug.”
Elliott says Southwind Tempo got brutalized in the Fan Hanover. “That’s going to happen in that class. If you go against good horses you will get roughed up now and then. She seems to have handled it well. She ate a good breakfast the next day.”
Tidewaterdragonfly won the Fan Hanover in 1:50.4 followed by Me And My Baby and Southwind Tempo. All three fillies are eligible to the Jugette which will be contested on Wednesday, Sept. 19.
Elliott also has the lightly raced colt Cinderella Guy as a possible Jug starter.
“He’s only made four lifetime starts, but he was second in 1:50.2 in his last start (Aug. 11) in a Kentucky Sire Stakes at The Red Mile. I just got him so I don’t know too much about him. My idea is to start him a couple of times and see if he can go with the best.”
Cinderella Guy, who has two wins, a second and a third in four starts, will start in Sunday’s KYSS and in the $200,000 final on Sept. 9 at The Red Mile. (LBJ)