BY BROCK SHERIDAN
Florida-bred Singsational, who won a maiden special weight by 12 ½ lengths last out, will make her first start in stakes company Friday at Remington Park in the $75,000 Trapeze for 2-year-old fillies at a mile.
In her fourth career start, the bay daughter by first-crop sire Audible led start-to-finish going a mile at Remington Park on Oct. 12 for Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen. She had been unsuccessful in her first three races under the same conditions with two fifth-place finishes at Ellis Park in August before finishing fourth going a mile on the turf against maiden fillies at Remington on Sept. 22.
Singsational has earned $26,135 in her four starts for owner Winchell Thoroughbreds, who purchased her for $90,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at this year’s Ocala Breeders’ Sales Spring Sale.
Singsational is out of Stifled Heiress, by Munnings and was bred by Jean White, Wavertree Farm and SGV Thoroughbreds LLC.
Set to break from post six in the nine-horse field, Singsational is 5-1 on the morning line and Stewart Elliot gets the return mount.
The morning line favorite at 7-5 is West Omaha for trainer Brad Cox and owners Gary and Mary West.
West Omaha also comes into the Trapeze out of a wire-to-wire maiden special weight victory in her second attempt, when she won by four lengths going seven furlongs at Churchill downs on Nov. 3.
That came after a troubled trip in her debut in a Churchill Downs maiden special weight on Sept. 21 when she rallied from five lengths back to finish third, behind winner heat of Candy Landy. However, she was placed second through the disqualification of the winner.
West Omaha is by West Coast out of Birthday Bash, by Medaglia d’Oro and has earned $93,000 in her two starts.
Flavien Prat will ride West Omaha and they have drawn post one.
Asmussen will also saddle Tx Women for Arts, who is 3-1 in the program and has post two.
Tx Women for Arts exits a second-place finish to Candy Aisle in the $100,000 Zia Park Princess going six furlongs at Zia Park on Nov. 28 and a third behind Florida-bred winner Chi Chi in the $50,000 E.L. Gaylord going six-and-a-half furlongs at Remington on Sept. 24.
Tx Women for Arts is the most experienced Trapeze contender with two wins, a second and two thirds from seven starts including a victory in the $100,000 Prairie Gold Lassie sprinting five-and-a-half furlongs at Prairie Meadows in July.
Tx Woman for Arts is owned by J. Kirk and Judy Robison, for whom she has earned $139,427.
Tyler Gaffalione will ride.
The other stakes winner entered for the Trapeze is Miss Code West, who has won two state-bred stakes at Remington Park for trainer Kevin Scholl and owners Jeffry L. Puryear and Julie Puryear.
Miss Code West will be ridden by Floyd Wethey Jr. from post four.
Rounding out the field are Midnight Lady with jockey Richard Bracho, Laurie’s Secret has Richard Eramia up, Jose Angel Medina rides Gypsian, Krik Tak will have Jose Alvarez in the saddle and Iram Vargas Diego is named to ride Magnolia Avenue.
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