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Mar 15, 2013

My Miss Aurelia headlines Azeri Stakes


Hot Springs, AR (Sports Network) - Champion filly My Miss Aurelia heads a field of seven older females in Saturday's $150,000 Azeri Stakes at Oaklawn Park.

Owned by Stonestreet Stables and George Bolton, My Miss Aurelia will be making her first start of the year in the Grade III 1 1/16-mile race on Oaklawn's main track. The 4-year-old filly will be ridden by Corey Nakatani from the outside post.

Trained by Steve Asmussen, My Miss Aurelia has won six of eight career starts for $2,422,000. She captured the 2011 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies race at Churchill Downs, which secured her that year's Eclipse Award as champion 2- year-old filly.

She won the Mandys Gold Stakes at Saratoga to begin her 3-year-old campaign., then followed with a victory in the Cotillion Stakes over Alabama Stakes winner Questing at Parx Racing.

In the 2012 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic at Santa Anita, My Miss Aurelia finished second, 1 1/2 lengths behind Royal Delta. The filly closed out the year with a third in the La Brea Stakes at Santa Anita.

Here is the field for the Azeri from the rail out: Tiz Miz Sue, Joe Rocco Jr.; Holy Heavens, Israel Ocampo; She's All In, Luis Quinonez; Songs and Sonnets, Garrett Gomez; Keiai Tokyo, Rosemary Homeister Jr.; Don't Tell Sophia, Robby Albarado; My Miss Aurelia, Corey Nakatani.

The Azeri has an approximate post-time of 6:13 p.m. (ET).

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