Copperville Farm’s multiple stakes winner Dance to Bristol returns Saturday in the 7-furlong Grade 2, $250,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap at Laurel Park. The 4-year-old chestnut filly was broken and trained by Tim and Cary Frommer.
Dance to Bristol drew the 6 hole, will carry 114 pounds, and is 10/1 on the morning line. Jockey Xavier Perez gets the return call on the Ollie Figgins, III charge. Dance to Bristol has had two previous starts at the 7-furlong distance, finishing second both times. The filly has 2 wins and 4 seconds in 7 stakes starts.
A winner her last time out, Dance to Bristol will be stepping up in class after a 4 1/4-length win in a 5 1/2-furlong open claiming race on Feb. 6 at Laurel Park. The filly won the Pandera Stakes at Aqueduct during her juvenile campaign, and won the the Marshua Stakes by daylight with a 5 3/4-length score at Laurel Park as a 3-year-old.
The daughter of the 2004 Eclipse Award winning sprinter Speightstown was purchased by David Wantz for $42,000 from the consignment of Cary Frommer, agent at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic May Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale.
A consistent performer, Dance to Bristol has 4 wins and 7 seconds in 12 lifetime starts, and has bankrolled $204,090.
Reeves Thoroughbred Racing’s Gadget Girl broke her maiden on St. Valentine’s Day, winning a 5-furlong race on the turf by 2 3/4-lengths at Gulfstream Park. The dark bay filly conditioned by Kathy Ritvo was sent off as the morning-line favorite in the field of 11 entries, and was ridden to victory by Edgar Prado. The daughter of More Than Ready was broken and trained by Tim and Cary Frommer.