Dreaming of Drew dominated in her return to the Tapeta and stamped herself as one to watch for next year's Woodbine Oaks and maybe even Queen's Plate while becoming her freshman sire (by Speightstown)'s second stakes winner. The chestnut earned a solid 81 Beyer Speed Figure for a second-out romp going short over this same strip July 18, but was out-nosed in the grassy Catch a Glimpse S. Aug. 23 and settled for fourth when stretched to a mile for the GI Natalma S. Sept. 20. Donning blinkers for the first time here, Dreaming of Drew jumped out to take early command by about a length through fractions of :24 flat, 48:71 and 1:13.72. Confidently handled as Bodacious Miss (Bodemeister) took first run at her heading for home, the favorite quickly hit another gear at the top of the game to kick away in dominant fashion.
“She's a dream,” said trainer Barbara Minshall. “She's been a great filly for us and I'm really looking forward to the future with her. Hopefully, she'll be an Oaks contender next year.”
Dreaming of Drew's dam Dreaming of Liz was victorious in the 2007 GIII Arlington-Washington Lassie S. on Polytrack. Her yearling filly by Speightster brought $75,000 at Keeneland September. Dreaming of Liz produced a Midnight Storm colt in 2020 before being bred back to Tapwrit.
PRINCESS ELIZABETH S., C$250,000, Woodbine, 10-31, (S), 2yo, f, 1 1/16m (AWT), 1:44.07, ft.
1–DREAMING OF DREW, 119, f, 2, by Speightster
1st Dam: Dreaming of Liz, by El Prado (Ire)
2nd Dam: Silver Maiden, by Silver Buck
3rd Dam: Rani Rose, by Quack
($95,000 RNA Ylg '19 FTKJUL). 1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN. O-Hoolie
Racing Stable, LLC; B-WinStar Farm, LLC (ON); T-Barbara J.
Minshall; J-Patrick Husbands. C$150,000. Lifetime Record:
5-2-2-0, $202,832. *Second black-type winner for freshman
sire (by Speightstown).
2–Il Malocchio, 119, f, 2, Souper Speedy–Egbert Bay, by Sligo
Bay (Ire). O/B-Franco Meli (ON); T-Martin Drexler. C$50,000.
3–Emmeline, 119, f, 2, Violence–Babcock, by Uncle Mo.
($16,000 Ylg '19 KEESEP). O-RCC Racing Stable Ltd. & Realm
Racing Stables; B-William D. Graham (ON); T-John Mattine.
Margins: 3 3/4, 3, 1. Odds: 0.95, 9.40, 57.15.
Also Ran: Bodacious Miss, Curlin's Catch, Bequia, Dance With Destiny, El Bayern. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.