This weekend at Laurel

January 24, 1998|By Bob Pickering

Today: Only a half-dozen fillies passed the entry box for the 16th running of the Jameela Stakes, a six-furlong sprint for 3-year-old Maryland-bred fillies. A purse of $60,000 is up for grabs.

Likely favorite in the abbreviated event is Tulip Hill Farm's Cosmo Topper, a daughter of Compelling Sound trained by Jerry Robb. In her last outing, Cosmo Topper was sent a distance of ground, was within striking distance the entire route but failed to fire and settled for show money.

Trainer John McKee has entered Howard Hoffman's Gabe's Girl and Lost Wolf. Gabe's Girl was a 62-to-1 shot when the runner-up in the Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship, and Lost Wolf is the only last-time winner in the field, a $14,500 claiming race.

Allen's Pride, the likely favorite, Rammer and Miss Pocket Picker round out the field.

Tomorrow: Wire Me Collect, a well-traveled son of Clever Trick which has won stakes at several tracks in the East, heads a field of seven speedy sprinters set to do battle over 5 1/2 furlongs in the Hoover Stakes.

The event carries a $50,000 purse.

After winning back-to-back stakes at Belmont Park and Laurel, the Robert Camac-trained runner headed back to New York, where he finished fourth in Aqueduct's Gravesend Handicap.

Manage a Buck, from the Circle Horse Racing Stable, is coming off an off-pace head victory in the Northern Wolf Stakes here earlier this month. He is trained by Ben Feliciano Jr. and will be ridden again by Mario Pino.

Get My Glitter and Matter of Hope were victorious the last time they were sent postward.

Others entered are P.A.'s Iron Man and South West Hostage.

Game Quoit, the track-record-holder for today's distance, rounds out the field. He was an also-ran in his first start this season after going 0-for-10 last year.

Pub Date: 1/24/98

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