Lovely Lucky targets River Memories
ELMONT, N.Y. – Robert Masiello’s Giggle Factory has won three of her last four starts, including a half-length score last out in a 1 1/16-mile optional-claimer on June 12 over the Belmont inner turf.
The grey daughter of The Factor is out of the Entrepreneur mare High Finance, whose multiple graded-stakes winning daughter Watsdachances captured the 2015 Grade 1 Beverly D. at Arlington Park.
Giggle Factory has posted a record of 17-5-3-0 for purse earnings of $207,948 and has yet to try stakes company.
“Now that we get out of conditions it would be nice to find her a stake where she could benefit from a little bit of black type,” trainer Tom Albertrani said. “She does have some pedigree that would value from that.”
Giggle Factory graduated at seventh asking in a maiden claimer in October 2020 at Belmont Park and worked her way up the ladder, closing out her 2021 campaign with a smart allowance score over the Belmont turf.
She opened her current campaign with a runner-up effort in February over the Tampa Bay Downs turf and followed with a solid frontrunning score two starts back in an April 9 allowance over the Big A turf that garnered a career-best 88 Beyer.
“She’s really improved quite a bit from last year,” Albertrani said. “She finished up the fall in good form and we just spot her accordingly. We wait to get the right signals from her, and we run her when we think she’s doing well.”
Hickory Plains’ Sweet Sensation failed to fire when last-of-5 in the Grade 2 Wonder Again contested over a yielding turf on June 9 at Belmont.
Albertrani said the sophomore daughter of Tapizar, who won a maiden claimer in April at Tampa, may not have appreciated the soft going.
“Maybe that or a bit of a class markup,” said Albertrani. “We’ll drop her back into a better level where she can be a bit more competitive.”
Albertrani said Elizabeth Mateo’s Lovely Lucky, who finished off-the-board in the Grade 1 New York last Friday, will point to the $150,000 River Memories at 12 furlongs for older fillies and mares on July 10 at Belmont Park.
The 6-year-old graded-stakes placed daughter of Lookin At Lucky was third in the early running of the 10-furlong New York before being eased to the finish by jockey Jose Ortiz.
Albertrani said Lovely Lucky, who boasts two wins at 11 furlongs, will appreciate the added ground of the River Memories.
“She was pretty rank in the New York and never really got settled. We’re going to try her back next month in the River Memories,” Albertrani said.
Lovely Lucky picked up graded black type with a third-place finish in the Grade 2 Sheepshead Bay in May at Belmont.
NYRA Press Office/Edited
Main Photo: Giggle Factory winning a 1 1/16th mile Allowance at Aqueduct April 9, 2022. (NYRA/Coglianese)