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Jakarta leads the field for the Barbara Fritchie, also at seven eighths.

A race before the General George, Three Diamonds Farm’s Jakarta returns from a southern trip to head the Barbara Fritchie.

Rejuvenated since moved from turf and synthetic surfaces to dirt by current trainer Mike Trombetta, she tallied a front-running three-length triumph at odds of 18-1 in the Mrs. Claus Stales Dec. 28 at Parx Racing.

Following that race, she raced in the seven-furlong Inside Information Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream Park, finishing third after contesting the pace.

“She’s a nice mare,” said Three Diamonds Farm’s Kirk Wycoff, who noted the 7-year-old daughter of Bustin Stones  will be bred this year to Essential Quality .

Fellow stakes winners Belle of the NorthGlass CeilingKaylasaurus, and Prodigy Doll are also entered in the Fritchie. 

Stronach Stables homebred Belle of the North won the Nov. 27 Safely Kept over the course and distance for trainer Jose Corrales, who stretched her out to 1 1/8 miles in her most recent start, the Dec. 26 Carousel, where she ran fourth.

“She runs her best probably at a straight mile. I tried her in the mile and an eighth and it did not work for her. Looking back I don’t think she was ready for that,” Corrales said. 

Co-owned by New York-based trainer Charlton Baker and Michael Foster, Glass Ceiling takes a two-race win streak into the Fritchie.

Bold ConfectionFille d’Esprit, and Regal Retort complete the field.

Entries: Barbara Fritchie S. (G3)

Laurel Park, Saturday, February 19, 2022, Race 8

  • Grade III
  • 7f
  • Dirt 
  • $250,000
  • 4 yo’s & up Fillies and Mares
  • 4:14 PM (local)
1Fille d’Esprit (MD)Xavier Perez122John J. Robb6/1
2Glass Ceiling (KY)Dylan Davis122Charlton Baker7/5
3Kaylasaurus (PA)Julio A. Hernandez122Timothy C. Kreiser6/1
4Regal Retort (KY)Jorge Ruiz122Steven M. Asmussen10/1
5Prodigy Doll (KY)Jevian Toledo122Phil Schoenthal20/1
6Bold Confection (KY)Frankie Pennington122John C. Servis15/1
7Jakarta (PA)Victor R. Carrasco122Michael J. Trombetta3/1
8Belle of the North (KY)Horacio Karamanos122Jose Corrales8/1
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