Proper Attire targets new streak in Sunday’s $75,000 Jameela

July 2, 2021

Turf Sprint Among Four Stakes on Independence Day Holiday Card; Record Rainbow 6 Carryover Nears $1.4 Million for Saturday

BALTIMORE – Bird Mobberley’s filly Proper Attire, who began her sophomore campaign with three straight wins, gets the chance to start a new streak and pick up her first career stakes victory in the process in Sunday’s $75,000 Jameela at historic Pimlico Race Course.

The 33rd running of the Jameela for Maryland-bred/sired fillies and mares 3 and up is scheduled for five furlongs on the grass. It is the first of four stakes worth $375,000 in purses on an 11-race Independence Day holiday program.

A chestnut daughter of Imagining trained by John Salzman Jr., Proper Attire is the lone 3-year-old in the Jameela, which saw 12 entries including multiple stakes winners Hello Beautiful and Never Enough Time for main track only.

Proper Attire has already beaten her elders, taking a six-furlong allowance April 23 at Pimlico, also against state-breds, to cap a season-opening run that began with back-to-back optional claiming allowance triumphs going 5 ½ furlongs Jan. 24 and Feb. 27 at Laurel Park. All three wins came in front-running fashion.

The speedy Proper Attire led the way again in her two most recent starts, the one-mile Hilltop May 14 at Pimlico – her only previous try on turf – and a pressured pace in the June 13 Stormy Blues, beaten less than two lengths when fourth to seven-time stakes winner Street Lute. Originally carded for the turf, the five-furlong Stormy Blues was contested on the main track.

Mobberley’s late parents, Jack and Gretchen, were well-respected Maryland horsemen who produced several stakes winners from Summer Hill Farm in West Friendship, Md., the racing and breeding operation they launched in the 1960s. Bird Mobberley has five wins and two seconds from 14 starters in 2021, after going 1-for-31 last year.

“It’s great for somebody like her that’s grown up in this business to finally have a decent horse,” Salzman said. “She’s a great owner. You’re not going to find a better owner anywhere. You can pretty much do whatever you want to do and they go with the flow. I’ve got nothing but good things to say.”

Colts Neck Stables’ Introduced, a two-time stakes winner on the dirt including an off-the-turf Smart N Fancy last summer at Saratoga, was entered but scratched when the Stormy Blues came off the grass. The 5-year-old mare, a six-time winner of $283,551 in purse earnings, picked up her other stakes victory in the 2019 Miss Disco at Laurel. She has a record of 3-3-1 from 12 career tries on turf.

“She’s been consistent. She’s done it the hard way. She’s been off the turf a couple times and she still has fired for the most part,” trainer Jorge Duarte Jr. said. “She’s definitely earned a big spot in our barn.”

C & B Stables’ Paisley Singing was third behind undefeated Chub Wagon and five-time stakes winner Hello Beautiful in the six-furlong Shine Again June 13 on Pimlico’s main track at odds of 59-1. Winless in five tries last year, the 4-year-old filly has hit the board of six of seven 2021 starts including three wins. She has one third in two lifetime turf attempts and is 2-for-3 on wet tracks.

Dendrobia, fifth in last year’s Jameela, Rapidashqueen, Can the Queen, Quiet Company, Carolina Ice, Ellanation and Spun Glass round out the field.

Record Rainbow 6 Carryover Nears $1.4 Million for Saturday

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 went unsolved for the 26th consecutive racing day Friday at historic Pimlico Race Course, growing the Maryland state record carryover jackpot to $1,396,320.23 for Saturday’s eight-race program.

First race post time is 12:40 p.m.

No horses were live to take down the jackpot heading into Friday’s eighth-race finale, won by Goldie’s Boy ($). A total of $138,779 was bet into the popular multi-race wager on top of $1,351,928.63 carried over from the last live program June 27.

Multiple tickets with all six winners were each worth $505.90.

Last solved for a $23,346.70 payout May 7, the Rainbow 6 jackpot is paid out only when there is a single unique ticket sold with all six winners. On days when there is no unique ticket, 60 percent of that day’s pool goes back to those bettors holding tickets with the most winners while 40 percent is carried over to the jackpot pool.

Introduced in Maryland April 2, 2015 on opening day of Pimlico’s spring meet, the Rainbow 6 has far surpassed its previous state record carryover of $345,898.33 spanning 31 racing programs before being solved by one lucky bettor for a life-changing $399,545.94 payout April 15, 2018 at Laurel Park. The winning ticket was purchased through Maine off-track betting.

A mandatory payout of the Rainbow 6 is scheduled for Sunday’s Independence Day program featuring four stakes worth $375,000 in purses.

Saturday’s Rainbow 6 begins in Race 3, a five-furlong claiming sprint for 2-year-old maidens. First-time starters Slaats, a Palace colt trained by meet leader Claudio Gonzalez, and Heavenly Trip from the barn of trainer Brittany Russell are both entered for the $40,000 tag and figure prominently.

The feature comes in Race 7, an entry-level allowance for 3-year-olds and up scheduled for five furlongs on the grass. River Tiber, a maiden special weight winner over older horses May 27 at Churchill Downs in his sophomore debut, and Forced, third after setting the pace in a similar spot May 21 at Pimlico are expected to vie for favoritism. Day the Music Died, third in the March 13 Not For Love at Laurel Park, will be dangerous should the race come off the turf.

Pimlico Entries for Sunday, July 4

Maryland Jockey Club Press Release

Photo: Proper Attire, (MJC)

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