Casse Saddles Half of Mazarine Field


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Multiple Sovereign Award winner Mark Casse sends out four of the nine runners in Sunday's GIII Mazarine S. at Woodbine. Leading the quartet is Conrad Farms homebred Aubrieta (Speightster). A debut winner sprinting at this oval Sept. 11, the bay was second in the state-bred Shady Well S. Oct. 8 and returned to winning ways in the Glorious Song S. here 22 days later.

Live Oak's $550,000 OBSMAR buy Souper Hoity Toity (Uncle Mo) graduated at second asking on the grass here Oct. 1 and won an optional claimer on the local synthetic Nov. 6.

Spruce Stable's Mrs. Barbara (Bodemeister) may have just earned her diploma, but has already competed well in stakes company. Off the board in her turf sprint debut at Churchill June 17, she was second in a maiden special on the Woodbine synthetic a month later and completed the trifecta in the grass Catch a Glimpse S. here Aug. 21. Fourth in the turfy GI Natalma S. here Sept. 19, the dark bay rallied to victory in a two-turn maiden special weight on the local synthetic Nov. 7.

Rounding out the Casse quartet is Queen Judith (Empire Maker), who receives Lasix for the first time here. Closing strongly to take his debut at Kentucky Downs Sept. 5, the $260,000 OBSOPN purchase could only manage 10th last out in Keeneland's GII Jessamine S. Oct. 13.

Jonathan Thomas looks to upset the Casse crew with Kanta (Into Mischief). Fourth to Aubrieta in her Woodbine unveiling Sept. 11, the bay graduated next out when extended to two turns here Oct. 9.

Moira (Ghostzapper) earned her diploma and black-type badge in one foul swoop, rallying from well back to register a decisive score in the track-and-trip Princess Elizabeth S. Oct. 23.

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