Overview of Dance Smartly Stakes at Woodbine

Dance Smartly Stakes is a Grade II for three -year-old and up fillies and mares at 1 1/4 miles on turf. Starship Jubilee and Rainha Da Bateria dead-heated in the 2017 Dance Smartly Stakes.

PP Horse Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Dream Dancing Florent Geroux Mark Casse 8/1
2 Mythical Mission John Velazquez Graham Motion 15/1
3 Saba Rafael Hernandez Roger Attfield 15/1
4 Liberty Kitten David Moran Michael De Paulo 20/1
5 Holy Helena Luis Contreras James Jerkens 5/2
6 Starship Jubilee Eurico Rosa Da Silva Kevin Attard 6/1
7 Inflexibility Javier Castellano Chad Brown 4/1
8 Santa Monica Jose Ortiz Chad Brown 3/1
9 Bletchley Patrick Husbands Mark Casse 10/1
10 Flower Fashion Joel Rosario Christophe Clement 20/1


Holy Helena will try for first time the Woodbine turf after registering two wins from three stakes starts on its synthetic surface. Holy Helena  closed out her 2017 campaign as the Canadian 3-year-old filly championship season with a runner-up finish against males in the Ontario Derby (Grade III). Holy Helena opened 2018 with three straight victories on turf, including a half-length score in the Sheepshead Bay Stakes (Grade II on Turf) at Belmont Park. Her win streak was snapped when she finished fifth in the New York Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (Grade II on Turf) at Belmont. Holy Helena has a 6-2-0 record from 10 starts and earnings of $1,027,333.

Inflexibility enters off a runner-up finish in the Beaugay Stakes (Grade III on Turf) at Belmont on May 22nd. She won an Allowance Optional Claiming race at Aqueduct on April 22nd. She won two Black Type Stakes races at Woodbine in 2017. Inflexibility has a 4-2-2 record from nine starts and earnings of $445,456.

Dream Dancing has four wins from 17 starts and earnings of $482,510. She ran sixth in her last race the Longines Just a Game Stakes, Grade I, at Belmont Park on June 6th. Her best Graded Stake finish in 2018 was second in the Marshua’s Stakes on January 13th at Gulfstream Park. She won the Del Mar Oaks, Grade I, at Del Mar on August 18, 2017. Her last eleven race were Graded Stakes.

Starship Jubilee and Rainha Da Bateria dead-heated in the 2017 Dance Smartly Stakes. In 2018 she has started three times all in Stake Races. She won the Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Stakes at Gulfstream Park on January 20th. She ran fourth in her last race the Nassau Stakes at Woodbine on May 27th. Starship Jubilee 2018 record is 1-1-0 from three start and earnings of $107,962.

Santa Monica has started two times in 2018. She recorded a win in an Allowance race at Keenland on April 28th. She finished third in her last outing the Sheepshead Bay Stakes, Grade II, at Belmont Park on May 5th.

Bletchley has started three time in 2018. Her 2018 record is 1-1-0 with earnings of  $58,142. She won an Allowance Optional Claiming race at Gulfstream Park on March 15th. She was second in her recent start the Nassau Stakes, Grade II, at Woodbine on May 27th.

Our Top Three Pick are:

  • Holy Helena
  • Inflexibility
  • Dream Dancing





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