Practical Joke's Girl With a Dream Takes Letellier Memorial

Girl With a Dream turns for home in front | Hodges Photography/Jan Brubaker

Girl With a Dream broke sharply and made all to win the Letellier Memorial S. and become the fifth stakes winner for her freshman sire Practical Joke (Into Mischief) Monday at Fair Grounds. The 3-5 favorite, adding Lasix for this effort, grabbed the lead and was pressed through an opening quarter in :22.49. She was joined by stablemate Com' on Sweet Luv at the top of the lane after a half in :46.42 and determinedly held that rival at bay to the wire.

Girl With a Dream graduated by 6 3/4 lengths in her five-furlong bow at Ellis Park July 24. A well-beaten eighth after a troubled trip in the Sept. 5 GI Spinaway S., she was second in a Keeneland optional claimer Oct. 21 before winning a six-furlong Churchill allowance last time out Nov. 13.

Henley, a half-sister to multiple graded stakes winner and multiple Grade I placed Mr. Commons (Artie Schiller), produced a filly by Twirling Candy last year and was bred to Gift Box for 2022. Her yearling filly sold for $110,000 at this year's Keeneland September sale. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by TVG.

LETELLIER MEMORIAL S., $75,000, Fair Grounds, 12-27, 2yo, f, 6f, 1:10.84, ft.
1–GIRL WITH A DREAM, 122, f, 2, by Practical Joke
                1st Dam: Henley, by Corinthian
                2nd Dam: Joustabout, by Apalachee
                3rd Dam: Fleetside Review, by Quadratic
($115,000 Ylg '20 KEESEP). 1ST BLACK TYPE WIN. O-Jim Bakke
& Gerald Isbister; B-Machmer Hall & D + J Racing Stable LLC
(KY); T-Brad H. Cox; J-Florent Geroux. $47,250. Lifetime
Record: 5-3-1-0, $170,720. *Fifth stakes winner for freshman
sire (by Into Mischief).
2–Com' On Sweet Luv, 118, f, 2, Jimmy Creed–Like a Charm, by
Quality Road. 1ST BLACK TYPE. O-James Paliafito, JoAnn
Adams & Anna Marie Carrico; B-James Paliafito (KY); T-Brad H.
Cox. $15,000.
3–Mystique Saboteur, 116, f, 2, Gun Runner–Jemima's Pearl,
by Distorted Humor. ($50,000 Ylg '20 KEEJAN; $27,000 RNA Ylg
'20 KEESEP). 1ST BLACK TYPE. O-Rebel Thoroughbreds, LLC;
B-Gulf Coast Stables LLC (LA); T-Steve Margolis. $7,500.
Margins: 1, 6, 3/4. Odds: 0.70, 2.00, 17.70.
Also Ran: Implosion, Runnin Happy, Red Hot Moon, Julesforyou. Scratched: Microbiome.

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