Dr B Eyes Start in G3 Go For Wand Handicap

November 3, 2022

NYRA Press Office

OZONE PARK, N.Y.— Cash is King Racing and LC Racing’s Dr B, who finished a close second to Boston Post Road in the Pumpkin Pie on October 29 at Belmont at the Big A, could target a stretch out in distance in the Grade 3, $200,000 Go for Wand Handicap going one-mile on December 3 at Aqueduct.

Trained by Butch Reid, Jr., Dr B earned a career-best 94 Beyer for her strong Pumpkin Pie effort that saw her rally from third-of-6 to come up just three-quarter lengths shy of Boston Post Road in the seven-furlong sprint. The 4-year-old Liam’s Map filly boasts two other stakes placings when a close second in an off-the-turf edition of the Blue Sparkler last year at Monmouth Park and the Roamin Rachel on October 3 at Parx Racing.

“She came back very well,” Reid, Jr. said of the Pumpkin Pie effort. “We were very excited. That was a very good race for her. We thought she was going to run well, and she certainly backed us up on that. She seems to be getting better with every start. We’ve got an idea that a one-turn mile would be good. She finished well, so we’ve got our eye on the Go for Wand.”

Dr B has kept good company in her three seasons of racing, soundly defeating eventual graded stakes winner Leader of the Band in an optional claimer last April at Parx and finishing a good second in an August optional claimer at Saratoga to next-out Grade 1 Ballerina winner Goodnight Olive, who is the morning line favorite for Saturday’s Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint at Keeneland.

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