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Added Trip Should Benefit Bedazzle Me in Bison City

Bedazzle Me , a daughter of Frac Daddy , will look to pull off the upset in the Aug. 13 $250,000 Bison City Stakes at Woodbine.

The Bison City, a 1 1/16-mile fixture that follows the Woodbine Oaks as the second leg of the Triple Tiara for 3-year-old fillies foaled in Canada, attracted a field of nine, including Anthony Pottinger trainee Bedazzle Me.

Owned by Robert and Patricia Weber, who co-bred the filly with Michael Byrne, Bedazzle Me has recorded 10 top-four finishes and is 1-2-4 from 12 career starts.

“She is a very consistent horse,” praised Pottinger. “I like the way she tries every time. That’s the way she has always been. I feel confident coming into this race. She is doing very well.”

In eight starts as a 2-year-old, Bedazzle Me went 0-1-4. She broke her maiden in her first 3-year-old start, a three-quarter-length triumph at seven panels over the Tapeta May 5.

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The gray will make her stakes debut in the Bison City, slated as race eight on Sunday’s 11-race program.

Bedazzle Me has taken to the Woodbine turf in her past two starts, finishing fourth, beaten only a length, over one mile on the inner on June 10, followed by a fifth in her most recent start, a seven-furlong trek on the E.P. Taylor July 8.

Pottinger believes his filly will appreciate the stretch out in the Bison City.

“I like the distance of this race for her,” Pottinger said. “I think she is at her best when she sits a few lengths off the lead and then she comes running. She is very strong in the late running.”

Pottinger, who sent out Wickedblackbullet  to a third-place finish in the 2022 Simcoe Stakes and Desdemona  to a third in the 2020 Eternal Search Stakes, was immediately impressed with Bedazzle Me.

“The first time we breezed her, you could tell this horse had talent,” Pottinger said. “She was showing us signs that she could become a nice horse and she has. Anything we asked of her, she always did it and did it well. The one thing with her around the barn is that she will kick.

“But we love having her with us. When the day of the race comes, she puts on her game face.”

The 2-1 morning line favorite is the Mark Casse-trained Me and My Shadow , who was fourth last time out in the Woodbine Oaks. Barbara Minshall’s Fortyfiveseventy , who finished just ahead of Me and My Shadow in the Oaks in third, is the second choice at 5-2.

Entries: Bison City S.

Woodbine, Sunday, August 13, 2023, Race 8

  • STK
  • 1 1/16m
  • All Weather Track
  • $250,000
  • 3 yo Fillies
  • 4:54 PM (local)

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