Juvenile Fillies Set to Contest $200,000 Soviet Problem

Juvenile Fillies Set to Contest $200,000 Soviet Problem

Category : News - Sun 07/12/2014 - 11:12 EST

The $200,000 Soviet Problem Stakes for two year-old fillies is the featured eighth race at Los Alamitos Race Course December 7 as a competitive field of six is set to go a mile on the dirt.

The Walther Solis trained My Fiona is the 8/5 morning line choice after posting three wins in five starts this year for earnings of $244,100.  Rafael Bejarano gets the call on My Fiona again after the pair collaborated to win the Golden State Juvenile Fillies October 31 at Santa Anita in a Breeders’ Cup Friday undercard event.  My Fiona, a daughter of 2004 Horse of the Year Ghostzapper, has never finished off the board.  She will break from post number four. 

Heat the Rocks goes maiden to stakes 

Heat the Rocks is the 2/1 second choice for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer after a sharp maiden-breaking score November 7 at Del Mar over the Polytrack.  Prior to that winning effort, Heat the Rocks began her career with a fourth place effort followed by a runner-up finish at Santa Anita.  The daughter of Unusual Heat will be facing winners for the first time while looking for her first career victory on dirt. Elvis Trujillo has the mount breaking from the rail. 

Niassa must step up 

The rest of the field will have their work cut out for them.  Easter Fever and Princess Bertrando - both 5/1 on the morning line – are a combined 2 for 13 to start their careers.  Niassa (6/1), is two for three lifetime for trainer William Morey, but will need to show up with a faster race in the Soviet Problem to threaten the top two.   

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