Florida-bred My Place Anytime will be jumping up in class today when she takes on a field of 11 in the $75,000 Cornucopia Stakes at Parx Racing in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. The six furlong sprint over the dirt is for fillies and mares, 3-years-old and up.
Owned by Bruno Schickedanz of King City, Ontario, My Place Anytime is a 5-year-old mare who rattled off five straight wins in the claiming and optional claiming ranks at Monmouth Park during her 2012 campaign. Trained by Yvon Belsoeur, My Place Anytime spent the winter in Florida where she missed the board in two races at Tampa Bay Downs and one race at Gulfstream Park. After a three month layoff, she returned to the friendly confines of Monmouth Park and quickly found her way back to the winner’s circle. My Place Anytime dominated a sloppy six furlong mid-level allowance/optional claiming race by five-and-three-quarter lengths in her comeback on June 7. She followed-up this win with another five-and-three-quarter length victory in the six furlong $61,000 Blue Sparkler Stakes at Monmouth Park on June 22. My Place Anytime’s string of seven consecutive wins in Oceanport ended with a seventh place finish in the six furlong $127,000 Regret Stakes on July 28.
My Place Anytime is the daughter of Don Six out of Your Place Anytime, by Out of Place. She was bred in Florida by Patricia Generazio of Osterville, Mass.
My Place Anytime will break from post four with Pablo Fragoso as her rider.
Loading into post three next to My Place Anytime is the 5-2 morning line favorite, Winning Image. Although she finished in ninth place in her last start, the Grade 2 Presque Isle Downs Masters Stakes, Winning Image won four straight stakes races between December and July. The 6-year-old mare finished her 2012 campaign by winning the six furlong $100,000 Willa On the Move Stakes at Laurel Park on Dec. 15. Her next start would not be until the $68,000 My Juliet Stakes at Parx Racing on May 25; however, Winning Image retained her winning ways with a victory by two-and-a-quarter lengths. She kept it up when she moved to Delaware Park, winning the six furlong $50,000 Dashing Beauty Stakes by a neck on June 27. Winning Image got her fourth straight stakes win at Delaware Park on July 20, when she won the $100,000 Sweet and Sassy Stakes by a length-and-a-half.
Winning Image will have Jose C. Caraballo has her rider for the Cornucopia Stakes.
Loading into the gate on the other side of My Place Anytime in post five is the 4-1 morning line second choice, Geeky Gorgeous. Geeky Gorgeous is a 4-year-old dark-bay or brown filly who was defeated by My Place Anytime in the Blue Sparkler Stakes; however, she turned the tables on the Florida-bred when she won the Regret Stakes by two-and-a-half lengths. Geeky Gorgeous then went on to win her next start, the six furlong $61,000 New Jersey Breeders Handicap at Monmouth Park on Sept. 21. Geeky Gorgeous has seven wins from 14 lifetime starts, and she has been firing bullet works since the middle of August.
Geeky Gorgeous will have Joe Bravo as her pilot in the Cornucopia.
The complete field of horses and jockeys for the Cornucopia Stakes in order of post position is: Great Lookinblonde (Roberto Alvarado, Jr.); Ms. Rhetta (Frankie Pennington); Winning Image (Jose C. Caraballo); My Place Anytime (Pablo Fragoso); Geeky Gorgeous (Joe Bravo); Wardelle (Eriluis Vaz); Ageless (Luis Garcia); Evening Show (John Bisono); She’s Ordained (Kendrick Carmouche); Atthispointintime (Hector Caballero); and Irish Exchange (Luis Hiraldo).
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