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Azeri Next Up For My Miss Aurelia
2YO Eclipse Award-winning filly & now 4YO mare My Miss Aurelia (Smart Strike-My Miss Storm Cat, by Sea Of Secrets) will make her seasonal debut on Saturday in the Gr3 Azeri Stakes at Oaklawn Park, reports drf.com. Her trainer Steve Asmussen noted: "It is the right spot to start her year", when ruling out the Gr1 Santa Margarita Stakes on the same day. My Miss Aurelia will carry 119 pounds over 8.5 furlongs in the Gr3 Azeri, while the Gr1 had her pegged to carry 123 pounds over 9 furlongs. She is being aimed at the Gr1 Apple Blosson Handicap at Oaklawn Park on April 12. Co-owned by Stonestreet Stable (which purchased yesterday's US$1.8 million 2YO at the OBS march Sale), My Miss Aurelia has won 6 of 8 starts and US$2,422,000. She won her first six straight, including the 2011 Gr1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies at Churchill Downs, 2011's Gr1 Frizette Stakes over 8 furlongs at Belmont Park & 2012's US$970,000 Gr1 Cotillion Stakes over 1700m at Parx.