By Christie DeBernardis
Point of Honor (Curlin) suffered the first loss of her young career last out at Gulfstream and looks to return to winning ways in Pimlico’s GII Black-Eyed Susan S. Friday. Graduating by six lengths in her Gulfstream unveiling Dec. 16, the George Weaver pupil followed suit with a win the Suncoast S. at Tampa Feb. 9, but could only manage fourth last time in the GII Gulfstream Park Oaks Mar. 30.
Also exiting the Gulfstream Park Oaks is third-place finisher Cookie Dough (Brethren). The dark bay captured a pair of Florida-bred stakes by 14 lengths in September and missed by just a head in the GII Davona Dale S. Mar. 2.
Repole Stable’s Always Shopping (Awesome Again) enters off a pair of black-type wins. Earning her diploma in the Busanda S. Feb. 3, the Todd Pletcher trainee captured the nine-panel GII Gazelle S. at Aqueduct last time Apr. 6. Pletcher also enters Gazelle third-place finisher Off Topic (Street Sense).
‘TDN Rising Star’ Brill (Medaglia d’Oro) has been knocking at the door of a graded stakes win in her last few starts and looks to break through here. Third in the GI Chandelier S. last term, the $1 million FTKJUL topper finished second to fellow ‘Rising Star’ Lyrical Lady (More Than Ready) in her seasonal bow at Oaklawn Mar. 22 and she completed the trifecta in that oval’s GIII Fantasy S. last time Apr. 12.