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Hostility Has Edge in Speed

September 19, 2002|MARK RATZKY

Take four young fillies who like to do their work on the lead, mix in a pair of imports from the hot Paul Aguirre barn, and you have the makings a very interesting renewal of the $50,000 Bustles and Bows Stakes.

The speed in this 6 1/2-furlong feature may be Hostility, who has a victory in the Time To Leave Stakes to her credit at Bay Meadows and gets the slight edge with Tyler Baze aboard for her introduction to the tight turns here.

The daughter of Devil His Due is trained by the high-percentage Tom Roberts, who won with his first starter at this meet after taking a vacation from the racing wars.

Following her game Bay Area decision, Hostility found the :21 4/5 opening split of the CTBA Stakes and a swift filly named Humorous Lady to be too much to handle and faded in that July 26 affair, but she's come back to work well, including four morning spins over this tricky course.

The other stakes winner in the field is My Honey Bunny, an offspring of the impressive first-year stallion Swiss Yodeler who took the Juan Gonzalez at Pleasanton in late June and also runs on high octane. Zam Zam and Local Law each broke their maidens in front-running fashion, while the Irish-bred, English-raced pair of Margaret's Fancy and Amanda Louise are the wild cards in the lineup and figure to be making the best late impression.

The picks: 1. Good Cop 2. Davis 3. Ms Powful 4. Bonusita 5. Unchain The Stars 6. Blue Souvie 7. In Season 8. Devilish Quest 9. Salish Slew 10. Hostility 11. Sweet Peaches

Post time: 12:30 p.m.

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