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Carina Mia Headlines Wednesday's Shine Again at Saratoga

by NYRA Press Release

August 1, 2017

Three Chimneys Farm's Carina Mia will look to capitalize on some class relief in her first start for trainer Chad Brown as part of a field of 10 fillies and mares 4-years-old and up in Wednesday's $100,000 Shine Again at seven furlongs on Saratoga Race Course's main track.

Carina Mia enters having run in seven consecutive Grade 1 races while under the care of Hall of Famer Bill Mott, including a win in the 2016 Acorn. The 4-year-old daughter of Malibu Moon is coming off a fourth-place finish in the Grade 1 Ogden Phipps on June 10, Belmont Stakes Day, and has registered 90-or-better Beyers in seven of her last right races.

In the third race following a freshening after the Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint that capped her 2016 campaign, Carina Mia will break from post 3 with Javier Castellano aboard.

Fellow Brown trainee Going for Broke will make her first appearance at the races since a third-place finish in the Grade 3 Comely on November 26 at Aqueduct Racetrack. The 4-year-old will be running at the Spa for the first time since a runner-up effort in the Grade 1 Alabama on August 20.

Going for Broke, 3-2-1 from seven starts, will be cutting back to the Shine Again distance after his last four starts coming in routes of greater than a mile. Irad Ortiz, Jr. will leave from the rail.

Indulgent will also drop down in class for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin. After a troubled trip in the Grade 3 Bed o' Roses, the 4-year-old daughter of Bernardini will look to recapture the form that led to a runner-up performance in the Grade 3 Distaff Handicap on April 7 at Aqueduct. Luis Saez will be in the irons from post 2.

Graded stakes veteran Birdatthewire, for trainer Tom Proctor, will be seeking his first win since the 2015 Grade 1 La Brea. Her last start at Saratoga saw her overcome a sluggish start to finish fourth in the Grade 1 Ballerina on August 27. Jockey Jose Ortiz has the call from post 6.

Zito will saddle Wheatfield, who had made five straight graded stakes starts, getting a piece of the purse in running second to Distina in the Grade 2 Inside Information on March 18 at Gulfstream Park. Exiting the outside post, the 5-year-old will have the services of jockey Tyler Gaffalione.

Rounding out the field is Repole Stable's Clipthecouponannie, a Pletcher trainee who will break from post 7 with Hall of Famer John Velazquez; Discreet Senorita, for trainer David Jacobson, from post 4 with Ricardo Santana, Jr. aboard, Momameamaria, a 5-year-old Quality Road mare for trainer David Cannizzo from post 8; Absatootly, fresh off a second-place output in the Dancin Renee, out of post 5 for trainer Charlie Baker; and Pawleys Express, making her takes debut for trainer Ralph Nicks out of post 9.