Weekend at Pimlico

April 03, 1999|By Bob Pickering


With racing shut down tomorrow in observance of Easter, Pimlico presents the $50,000 Primonetta Stakes today as the feature on an 11 race card.

If the entry remains intact, Burning Daylight Farms provides trainer Ferris Allen with an excellent chance of finishing one-two in the six-furlong event for fillies and mares. Argentine-bred Passeggiata, presently the stronger half of Allen's coupling, is making her initial appearance at Old Hilltop.

At Laurel, she put a string of four victories together, including the Francis Scott Key Stakes and Barbara Fritchie Handicap.

Palette Knife, on the other hand, is still seeking her first victory locally. The daughter of Broad Brush is also experiencing a drought in stakes competition. Her last victory in an added-money event was recorded last summer at Colonial Downs in a minor attraction for state-breds. Mz. Ann and Valay Bullet appear to have the best chance of upsetting the Allen duo. Valay Bullet won two minor stakes (Timonium's Winning Colors and Laurel's Stallion Auction) last year but has yet to earn a spot on the board in two efforts this season. Mz. Ann finished among the also rans as a lukewarm favorite in the Conniver Stakes after winning an optional claiming event.

Sam's Sunny Halo, Nothing Special and Acrilla complete the field.

Pub Date: 4/03/99

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