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Paris Prayer headlines Michigan Juvenile Fillies Stakes

Michigan’s two-year-old fillies will have one more chance to prove themselves in stakes competition this year in Saturday’s $50,000 Michigan Juvenile Fillies Stakes at Pinnacle Race Course.

A field of seven will enter the gates for Saturday’s one mile race. Last year’s champion juvenile filly Hustle Now won the 2009 running of the race.

The group is led by Sickle’s Image Stakes winner Paris Prayer. A daughter of Meadow Prayer, Paris Prayer won the Sept. 18 race by 5 1/4 lengths after rallying six wide out of the final turn. She enters the Michigan Juvenile Fillies off a runner-up finish in the Oct. 16 Michigan Sire Stakes. James Jackson trains Paris Prayer for owners Laura Jackson and Red Riding Hood Stable LLC. Tommy Molina will be in the irons.

Dixie Diva enters the race off an impressive 7 1/2 length score in an Oct. 24 maiden special weight race at Pinnacle. The Ulises filly rallied three wide down the stretch in that effort to secure the victory in her second start. Dixie Diva will be ridden by Federico Mata for owner and trainer Robert Gorham.

Harlan Trace will also try for her first stakes victory on Saturday. The Elusive Hour filly’s most recent start was a third place effort in the Sire Stakes. She is owned by Elkhorn Oake, Inc. and trained by James Jackson. Angel Stanley will have the riding assignment.

#. Horse / Jockey / Trainer / Odds

1. Dixie Diva / F Mata / R M Gorham / 15-1
2. Let Me Doit / O Bernal / L R Uelmen / 20-1
3. Juliets Secret / J Skerrett / R M Gorham / 10-1
4. Paris Prayer / T Molina / J R Jackson / 6-5
5. Harlan Trace / A O Stanley / J R Jackson / 6-1
6. Going For More / R D Allen, Jr. / G S Bennett / 2-1
7. Waxies Wilie / A A Marin / G R Fiesman / 8-1

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Retteles take two on Mount Pleasant’s getaway day

Fearless Fred much the best in Budwieser Futurity

Fearless Fred (4) pulls clear to win the Budweiser Futurity at Mount Pleasant Meadows.

Fearless Fred took command in the stretch to win Sunday’s $38,360 Budweiser Futurity at Mount Pleasant Meadows.

The two-year-old Fredricksburg gelding broke cleanly and challenged for the lead with Alley Rose 123 and Which Wich 501 in the race’s early goings. After a quick initial burst by Which Wich 501, Fearless Fred took control of the lead and never looked back. He was clear by a length in the middle of the stretch and extended his lead to a length and a quarter as he crossed the finish under an intermittent right hand whip by jockey Richard Rettele. Post time favorite Uno Corona dueled with Which Wich 501 and nipped her rival at the wire to take the runner-up spot.

Fearless Fred won the 400 yard race with a time of 20.446 seconds over a fast track. He left the gates as the second choice at odds of 1.90-to-one.

Fearless Fred was homebred in Texas by Walter Harrison and trained by Carol Rettele. The Budweiser Futurity was his fourth win from seven starts, as well as his first win in stakes company. His career earnings now total $20,899.

For an Equibase chart of the race, click here.

4 – Fearless Fred (Richard Rettele) 5.80 / 3.20 / 4.40
7 – Uno Corona (Oscar Delgado) 2.80 / 4.80
5 – Which Wich 501 (Tasha Fritz) 5.00

400 Yards
Time: 20.446 seconds

Your winner, Fearless Fred; Richard Rettele, up.

To see results from the rest of Mount Pleasant’s closing day stakes races, just click the link below.

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