Cammarota Racing's Miss Marissa (He's Had Enough) goes for her fourth-straight victory and third over nine panels in Aqueduct's GIII Comely S. Friday. The James Ryerson pupil kicked off her streak with a Monmouth allowance victory July 11, and cleared her next condition at Saratoga Aug. 13 at odds of 20-1. She added to her career ROI last out with a 10-1 upset in the GII Black-Eyed Susan S. Oct. 3.
“We're very pleased with how she's training,” Ryerson said. “We gave her a little blowout before this and she's done well since the Black-Eyed Susan and we're looking forward to it… Early on, we thought she'd stretch out. She really likes the two-turn pace scenario. I think it's just getting that stretch out and the two turns, her efforts have been much better.”
Project Whiskey (Tapizar), a 38-1 upset winner of the GIII Delaware Oaks July 4, was sixth in the Black-Eyeed Susan.
Gale (Tonalist), a $450,000 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic purchase, looks to add to her own streak. The Maryland-bred aired by 6 1/2 lengths on the Laurel lawn Oct. 22, then ran up the score to 13 1/2 lengths in a rained-off one-mile allowance back there Nov. 5. Both of those wins came when employing aggressive front-end tactics that she figures to use again under first-time pilot Jose Ortiz.
New York-breds Makingcents (Goldencents) and Ice Princess (Palace Malice) have both shown an affinity for this distance, having finished one-two in the restricted Fleet Indian S. at Saratoga Sept. 4. Both also own wins at Aqueduct.
Thankful (American Pharoah), a $625,000 FTSAUG yearling, defeated Mrs. Danvers (Tapit) in a Sept. 27 N1X allowance over a one-turn mile. The latter came back to clear that condition Oct. 25, and is the somewhat surprising 5-2 favorite on the morning line.