BY BROCK SHERIDAN
Florida-bred Mystic Lake steps into stakes company for the first time Sunday when the Florida-bred filly makes her third career start in the CA$125,000 Glorious Song for 2-year-olds fillies at seven furlongs on the synthetic main track at Woodbine.
A length-and-a-half winner of a maiden special weight for fillies going six furlongs on the all-weather surface at Woodbine in her second start, Mystic Lake has been labeled with 10-1 morning line odds among the nine fillies entered for the Glorious Song. The Woodbine victory was a welcomed performance by the connections of Mystic Lake after she was a disappointing ninth as the 7-5 favorite in her first career start against Florida-bred maiden special weight fillies going five-and-a-half furlongs at Gulfstream Park on Aug. 6.
Trained by Saffie Joseph Jr. and owned by Mark and Clint Cornett’s C2 Racing and Thomas Carney’s Stefania Farms LLC, the dark bay or brown Mystic Lake is by Mo Town out of Salty Soul, by Itsmyluckyday and was bred in Florida by Peggy Costanzo.
An earner of $32,000 in her two starts, Mystic Lake twice went through the auction ring at Ocala Breeders’ Sales company.
Francis and Barbara Vanlangendonck consigned her to last year’s OBS October Yearling Sale under their Summerfield banner and sold her for $3,500 to Tom McCrocklin as agent. McCrocklin then consigned her to this year’s OBS March Sale where Turf Express Racing Partners had the final bid of $130,000.
Mystic Lake has drawn post six and Tyler Conner has taken the riding assignment.
Favored at 5-2 in the program is Rosa, who is cross-entered against seven colts and geldings and two other fillies in the prevous race at Woodbine, the CA$125,000 Display at seven furlongs on the synthetic.
A chestnut daughter of Street Boss, Rosa is one of two fillies in the Glorious Song with stakes-winning credentials having most recently taken the Presque Isle Downs Debutante at six-and-a-half furlongs on synthetic on Sept. 25 in her third career start.
After winning a maiden special weight against fillies on July 9 at Woodbine, Rosa finished fourth behind winner Airosa in the CA$143,750 Catch a Glimpse over six-and-a-half furlongs on the turf at Woodbine on Aug. 20.
Rosa – Coady Photography
Rosa has earned $85,143 in three starts for owner Donato Lanni in the name of his Lanni Bloodstock LLC and has Kazushi Kimira named to ride from post one.
The other stake winner entered in the Glorious Song is She’s Fire for trainer Kevin Rice and owner Gail Rice of Reddick, Fla.
She’s Fire won the $79,000 Fitz Dixon Jr. Memorial Juvenile by three-and-a-quarter lengths at Presque Isle Downs going six-and-a-half furlongs on the synthetic main track there on Sept. 26.
The bay daughter of Flameaway finished a troubled 11th, but placed 10th after being bumped at the start of the Grade 1 Johnnie Walker Natalma won by She Feels Pretty going a mile on the Woodbine turf two starts back on Sept. 16.
An earner of $117,870 from two wins in six starts, She’s Fire was also fourth twice behind winner Amidst Waves in the $106,000 Colleen at Monmouth Park in July and in the $145,000 Bolton Landing at Saratoga Race Course in August.
She’s Fire is 6-1 on the morning line and will break from post three with jockey Sahin Civaci.
Other fillies entered for the Glorious Song are Tripolina, who also has Kazushi Kimura taking the call; Zo Lee and Adam Beschizza in the saddle, Uphill Dance and jockey Justin Stein, A Little Frisky has Ryan Munger as her pilot, Witwatersrand and with Patrick Husbands taking the riding chores and Bolt Enoree will be ridden by Ruben Hernandez.
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