Off a long layoff, Holiday Disguise seeks fourth straight win in Bay Ridge
by NYRA Press Office
Lady Sheila Stable's Holiday Disguise returns to the racetrack after a more than seven-month layoff, leading a field of five older New York-bred fillies and mares in the fourth running of the $100,000 Bay Ridge, carded as Race 3 on Monday at Aqueduct, and contested at 1 ⅛ miles.
The Harlan Holiday filly has three wins in four starts. After finishing fourth in her debut on March 18 at Aqueduct, she broke her maiden in a seven-furlong sprint at the Big A on April 9, captured a 6 ½ furlong allowance race on May 7 at Belmont Park in impressive fashion, and scored a 1 ¼ length victory in the seven-furlong Bouwerie Stakes at Belmont on May 29.
Stretching out to two turns for the first time, Holiday Disguise draws the rail for trainer Linda Rice and jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr.
Matthew Shera's Super Allison looks to regain her 2016 stakes-winning form with the help of new trainer George Weaver. Since capturing the New York Oaks at Finger Lakes in July 2016, the daughter of Super Saver has failed to finish in the money in seven straight starts. The best performances of her 2017 campaign were fifth-place efforts in the Saratoga Dew on August 14 at Saratoga Race Course and Dancing Renee at Belmont Park on June 17, where she returned to the track after a nearly nine-month layoff.
Hector Diaz, Jr. gets the mount and will break from post 3.
Charlton Baker-owned and trained Riot Worthy will look to stretch out to the Bay Ridge distance of 1 ⅛ miles for the first time in her 25th career start. The daughter of Patriot Act looks to bounce back from a fifth-place finish in the seven-furlong $125,000 New York Stallion Series Staten Island on November 12 and recapture the form from two races back, when she posted a career best 87 Beyer Speed Figure in a second-place finish in a 6 ½ furlong allowance race at Belmont on October 25.
Riot Worthy will break from post 2 with Manny Franco in the irons.
Rounding out the field is George and Stephanie Autry's Frost Wise, trained by Michael Dilger, who will break from post 4 with Kendrick Carmouche in the saddle; and drawing the outside post is Michael Imperio's Frostie Anne, for trainer Rudy Rodriguez with jockey Trevor McCarthy getting the call.