Social Scene drew post one for the first heat of the Jugette and trainer Casie Coleman’s speedster could be poised to use it to her advantage.
The filly is coming off a track-record 1:52.2 win in New York Sire Stakes action on Sept. 11 at Monticello Raceway and also set track records this season at Yonkers (1:52) and Batavia (1:53.1). All three of those tracks are half-mile ovals, just like Delaware.
“She’s a very fast filly, but she’s not the easiest filly to handle,” Coleman said. “Everywhere she goes she seems to either set a track record or she chokes and finishes last. We’re hoping she does the win part.”
Social Scene, a daughter of American Ideal-On The Catwalk, has won six of 11 races this year and earned $166,793.
“The rail is awesome at Delaware; as everyone knows, it’s the best spot to be,” Coleman said. “With her, she can leave a ton if you want, but she’s best if you just let her settle and try to move at the three-quarter pole. If you fire her off the gate she usually gets too revved up and she might choke.
“She’s never raced against a horse like I Luv The Nitelife yet. But she went (1):52 over tracks like Batavia and Monticello and Yonkers; those are some pretty serious miles over those tracks.”
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