Harness racing's top-rated 2-year-old pacing fillies will be at Freestate Raceway tonight for the sixth renewal of the Lady Baltimore Stakes. There will be two 11-horse divisions worth $125,000 and one 10-horse division valued at $123,750.
The most competitive division promises to be the third, in which Glider, So Cozy and Sweet Reflection meet.
Glider, trained and driven by Mark O'Mara, who guided Jate Lobell to a 15-for-15 season last year, has won eight times in 11 starts this season.
Glider is coming off recent victories in the American-National at Sportsman's Park near Chicago and the Review Stakes at Springfield, Ill. The latter victory was in a career-best 1 minute 56 seconds for the mile.
So Cozy, driven by John Campbell, comes into the Lady Baltimore after scoring three straight stakes victories in the past month.
On July 31, So Cozy won the $796,750 Sweetheart Pace and one week later took a division of the Countess Adios, both at the Meadowlands. Trained by Jerry Riordan, she last week won a division of the Hanover Filly Stakes at Freestate.
Sweet Reflection, driven by Bill O'Donnell, was undefeated in five career starts before losing to So Cozy by a neck in the Countess Adios. Last week, Sweet Reflection easily won a Hanover division at Freestate.
The first division of the Lady Baltimore looks like a two-horse race between High Ty, driven by O'Donnell, and Eva Marie Semalu, driven by Benoit Cote.
Marcasite, winner of seven in 12 starts, is the likely favorite in the second division, with Campbell driving.