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Miss Valentine gets second SW of 2012


Friday, November 16, 2012 |

Miss Valentine prevails in the Chase the Dream S.
Afleet Alex's 4-year-old daughter Miss Valentine scored a fifth career stakes tally at Aqueduct on Friday, coming from off the pace in the $80,000 Chase the Dream S. for fillies and mares. Miss Valentine is one of ten stakes horses in 2012 by Afleet Alex, with eight of the ten either having earned black type at least twice this year.

Breaking from the rail, Miss Valentine let the speed  go to the front and settled in the back of the five horse field. Joel Rosario asked his mount to pick up the pace outside the quarter pole, going four wide into the final quarter mile. Miss Valentine wore down the front-running Beautiful But Blue inside the final furlong, edging away to win by a length and a quarter. The final time for one mile over the fast main track was 1:39 flat.

A Waterville Lake Stable’s homebred trained by Christophe Clement, Miss Valentine is now 4-for-6 at the one-mile distance and has earned $371,500 with a career record of 6-5-1 in 17 starts.

In her juvenile campaign in 2010, Miss Valentine captured her Belmont debut in October 2010 before going on to win the Swirlaway S. and finish second in the East View.

The following year, Miss Valentine won the Serena’s Song S. at Monmouth and Mom’s Command S. at Belmont and also ran second in the Grade 3 Monmouth Oaks. This April she won Aqueduct's $75,000 Northern Willy S.

Foaled at Berkshire Stud in Pine Plains, New York, Miss Valentine is one of five winners in as many foals to start out of the multiple black type-placed Gilded Time mare Miss Yiayia ($175,970). She is also the dam of Thunder Chief, by Thunder Gulch ($164,930). Her last reported foal is a 2-year-old colt by Tapit.