Thoroughbred Racing

 
                === My Miss Aurelia headlines La Brea Stakes ===
 
 Arcadia,  CA  (Sports Network)  -  My  Miss  Aurelia,  second in  this  year's
 Breeders'  Cup  Ladies' Classic, returns to  the races on opening day of Santa
 Anita's  76th  season in  the $300,000  La Brea  Stakes. The  filly is the 4-5
 morning line favorite in the seven-horse field of 3-year-old fillies.
 
 Trained  by Steve  Asmussen, My  Miss Aurelia  will again  be ridden  by Corey
 Nakatani  in the  seven-furlong La Brea and break from post five. Nakatani has
 been  aboard the filly in her last two starts, winning the Cotillion Stakes at
 Parx Racing.
 
 "She's  doing great,"  said Scott Blasi, assistant to Asmussen. "She's a good-
 feeling filly. She's not mean, very manageable and self-reliant."
 
 My Miss Aurelia, owned by Stonestreet Stables and George Bolton, was beaten by
 Royal  Delta  in the Ladies'  Classic by just  1 1/2-lengths which stopped her
 career opening six race win streak.
 
 The  filly began  the streak  in  July 2011  by  winning her  first start  and
 continued  it  with  victories  in the  Adirondack,  Frizette,  Breeders'  Cup
 Juvenile Fillies, Mandys Gold Stakes and Cotillion.
 
 My  Miss Aurelia, who will carry 123 pounds, comes into her final race of 2012
 with six wins and a second from seven career starts for $2,386,000.
 
 Here is the complete field for the La Brea in post position order: Mama Kimbo,
 Mike  Smith,  9-2; Nechez  Dawn, Edwin  Maldonado, 10-1; Reneesgotzip, Garrett
 Gomez,  4-1;  Creditcardroulette, Joel  Rosario, 20-1;  My Miss Aurelia, Corey
 Nakatani, 4-5; Candrea, Martin Garcia, 12-1, and Book Review, Rafael Bejarano,
 6-1.
 
 Post-time for the La Brea is scheduled for 4:38 p.m. (ET) Wednesday.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 12/24 12:56:52 ET

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