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'KATY' HEADS FORT ERIE BREEDER'S FIELD

Blushing Katy, winner of four races and $71,000 already this year, heads a 10-horse field of 3-year-old fillies in Monday's $35,000-added Breeder's Cup Stakes at the Fort Erie Race Track.

The mile event is the first stakes race and the first race on the turf course at Fort Erie this year.

It will also be the grass-racing debut for Blushing Katy, a chestnut daughter of Blushing Groom trained by Phil England and ridden by Robin Platts.

Despite her lack of turf experience, Blushing Katy looks classy enough to boss her challengers. She has finished first of second in her last five races and most recently scored a 10-length victory against allowance company over 6 1/2 furlongs at Woodbine.

Her closest challenger appears to be Miracles Happen, winner of a division of the Natalma Stakes over a mile on the turf at Woodbine last fall. Miracles Happen, ridden by Paul Ravera, won more than $67,000 as a 2-year-old, but has been off to a slow start this year, finishing far back in her first two starts.

Because of her stakes win, she will be highweighted at 120 pounds

The field, from the rail out, includes: Green Noble, Irwin Driedger, 116 pounds; A Letter From Mary, Robert King, 114; Secret Rhapsody, Jack Lauzon, 114; Carolita, Lloyd Duffy, 114; Skip the Stone, Jim McAleny, 114; L'Emigress, Larry Attard, 114; Blushing Katy, Robin Platts, 118; Miracles Happen, Paul Ravera, 118; Best By Two, also McAleny 114; and Promise From Above, Gary Stahlbaum, 114.

Skip the Stone and Best By Two are coupled as an entry, as are Miracles Happen and PromiseFrom Above.

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