Forward Gal attracts Dancinginherdreams, R Heat Lightning
With champion Awesome Feather (Awesome of Course) sidelined by a tendon issue, DANCINGINHERDREAMS (Tapit) and R HEAT LIGHTNING (Trippi) are the leading three-year-old fillies in training in South Florida, and the two runners will open 2011 against each other in Sunday's $200,000 Forward Gal S. (G2) at Gulfstream Park. A total of seven fillies are entered in the seven-furlong test.
DEVILISH LADY (Sweetsouthernsaint) will bring commendable form into Sunday's class check, recording four consecutive wins for trainer Antonio Sano. Claimed for $16,000 last September, the dark bay lass dropped her first start for her new connections before taking her game to a new level, winning a pair of races at Calder by a combined 12 3/4 lengths before storming into Tampa Bay Downs with a pair of impressive victories, capturing the December 26 Sandpiper S. by eight lengths and the January 15 Gasparilla S. by 6 3/4 lengths. Regular rider Daniel Centeno has the mount.
ALEXANDRA RYLEE (Afleet Alex) will step up following a nice showing in her stakes debut, a 4 1/2-length score in the December 21 Brandywine S. at Parx Racing, and POMEROYS PISTOL (Pomeroy) is the only member of the field with a start over the local track, finishing second in the January 5 Old Hat S. (G3). Last-out allowance winner EVIL QUEEN (Hear No Evil) and Hawthorne stakes winner THIRD CHANCE (Kafwain) round out the line-up.
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