Dance to Bristol waltzes at Laurel Park
Saturday, February 04, 2012
Copperville Farm's Dance to Bristol scored an easy win in Laurel Park's $100,000 Marshua S. for 3-year-old fillies on Feb. 4. This was the second career stakes win for the daughter of Speightstown; she took the $60,000 Pandera S. at Aqueduct in Dec. and was also second in Laurel's $75,000 Smart Halo S. last year.

Sent off the 4-5 favorite under Elias Peltrouche, Dance to Bristol pressed the early pace before ranging up to take the lead in mid-stretch and pulling away to win by 5-3/4 lengths in 1:10.05 for the six furlongs.

“This is a nice filly. I’ve ridden her the last four or five times,” said Peltroche.

“She’s just growing up a little, I believe,” said winning trainer Ollie Figgins III. “She likes this track.  We were quietly confident. I never tell him (Peltrouche) how to ride her. She has speed and she puts herself where she needs to be. We’ll see how she is. It’s not out of the question that we’ll stretch her out.”

Dance to Bristol improved her career mark to 3-3-0 from seven starts. She has earned $123,350. Bred in Kentucky by Mr. and Mrs. David Gartner, Dance to Bristol sold for $42,000 at the 2011 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-old sale. The filly's dam, Dance to Dawn, is a half-sister to millionaire and Grade 1 winner Chief Honcho.
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