Cat Moves, a Grade I winner last year, heads a strong field of nine fillies and mares for Saturday's running of the My Juliet Stakes at Philadelphia Park. The 27th running of the race named for one of the track's all-time greats will be contested on the main track at six furlongs and carries a purse of $250,000.
Cat Moves won the Grade I Prioress Stakes at Belmont Park in just the third start of her career. She finished her year with a third in the Grade I Test Stakes at Saratoga and a disappointing fifth in the Grade II Fitz Dixon Cotillion Stakes here at Philly. The Tale of the Cat filly makes her 2010 debut off a 7-month layoff and Ramon Dominguez comes in for the ride.
Ready to test Cat Moves will be Zayat Stables' Heart Ashley. The 4-year-old Lion Heart filly was a multiple Grade III winner last year, taking the Cicada last March at Aqueduct and the Miss Preakness Stakes at Pimlico. Last year, she was not able to handle Cat Moves, finishing behind her in both the Prioress and the Test.
Pinkarella is coming off a six-length win in the $250K Sugar Maple Stakes at Charlestown. Travis Dunkelberger is set to ride.
D'wild Ride is the biggest money earner in the field having banked better than $357,000. Daniel Centeno has the mount on D'wild Ride.