Florida-bred Ms. Bucchero will use her last-out victory against allowance horses as a springboard to a possible upset in the $100,000 What A Summer at Laurel Park Saturday. The Diane Morici trainee is 20-1 on the morning line for the six furlong tilt that has attracted a field of nine fillies and mares.

Ms. Bucchero is also entered in a Parx Racing allowance to be run Wednesday.

Owned by Morici Racing Stable LLC, Ms. Bucchero was a nose winner last out after leading from the start in an upper-level allowance race run at six furlongs on a track labeled good on Dec. 17 at Laurel.

The What A Summer will be her third race against stakes company after finishing out of the money in both the $100,000 Dashing Beauty won by Alva Starr going six furlongs at Delaware Park in July and in the $100,000 Weather Vane won by Apple Picker at Pimlico on Sept. 16.

The daughter of Bucchero out of Give Glory to God, by Mutakddim has been a solid performer in her other races, having produced a career record of five wins and a second in nine starts with earnings of $136,500.

She was bred in Florida by Pamela Edel. Joel Rosario is named to ride from the inside post.

The morning line favorite at 9-5 is Kant Hurry Love, who in her most recent start was second, beaten just a neck by Hot Fudge in the $116,000 Garland of Roses going six furlongs at Aqueduct on Dec. 9.

Kant Hurry Love, trained by David Duggan for Ken Wheeler Jr., has five wins, seven seconds and four thirds in 19 lifetime starts while earning $424,850.

Tim McCarthy has the riding assignment from post six.

Completing the field are Headland, Prodigy Doll, In My Opinion, Beneath the Stars, White Chocolate, Baytown Lovely and Vinegar Veggies.

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