My Miss Aurelia Joins Pletcher’s String at Saratoga
My Miss Aurelia, the 2011 juvenile female champion, arrived in trainer Todd Pletcher’s barn Wednesday morning and is stationed in the stall adjacent to his office.
Pletcher said he had no immediate plans for the 4-year-old filly, who has been in Ocala, Fla. on Barbara Banke’s Stonestreet farm, which was purchased last year by Banke from Vinery.
My Miss Aurelia has not raced since finishing third in March in the Grade 3 Azeri on March 16, beaten 5 ½ lengths by Tiz Miz Sue, who went on to win the Grade 1 Ogden Phipps Handicap at Belmont Park.
My Miss Aurelia won the first six starts of her career, including victories in the Grade 2 Adirondack at Saratoga, the Grade 1 Frizette at Belmont Park, the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies and the Grade 1 Cotillion. Last year, she finished second to Royal Delta in the Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic.