ELMONT, N.Y. – Lady Sheila Stable’s Holiday Disguise capitalized on class relief, tracking the early speed before a strong close to draw away to a 1 ½-length victory in the seventh running of the $100,000 Dancin Renee for New York-bred fillies 3-years-old and up on Saturday at Belmont Park.
“She was acting good in the paddock. Today, she did whatever I asked her to do,” said Lezcano, who won twice on Saturday to extend his meet-leading total to 36. “She broke good and settled well. When I asked her to go at the quarter pole, she put her head down and really took off to win the race. It was a very good performance.”
Rice saw Holiday Disguise post her first win since a 4 ¼-length score against state-breds in the Broadway in February at Aqueduct Racetrack, returning $5.60 on a $2 win wager. The 5-year-old Harlan’s Holiday mare improved her career record to 8-1-2 in 16 career starts and increased her total bankroll to $623,875.
“Getting away from graded stakes company and getting away from Come Dancing, who was running triple digit Beyer Speed Figures, was definitely a help. Jose rode her beautifully and that’s the way she wants to run,” Rice said. “She wants to sit behind the speed and close in the middle of the track.”
Jc’s Shooting Star, owned by Shooting Star Stable and trained by David Donk, finished in the money for the first time in six career stakes starts.
Pauseforthecuase and Leah’s Dream completed the order of finish. Out of Orbit was scratched.