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She Be Wild seeks to make amends in Florida Oaks

SHE BE WILD (Offlee Wild), last year's juvenile filly champion, will be the second Eclipse Award from 2009 to compete at Tampa this meet when she meets nine others in the $175,000 Florida Oaks (G3) at 1 1/16 miles. The maiden claiming graduate, whose success in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) and Arlington-Washington Lassie (G3) was enough to garner divisional honors, is seeking her first win on dirt following a wide-trip fifth in the Forward Gal S. (G2) at Gulfstream on January 31.

Those looking to bet against the Wayne Catalano trainee have plenty of choices. DIVA DELITE (Repent), the iron lady of the field with 14 starts already on her record, enters off back-to-back wins in the Suncoast S. and Gasparilla S., the two main local preps for the Florida Oaks. She's a seven-time winner including her last four in succession. IMAGINARY SAINT (Saint Liam), third to Diva Delite in the Suncoast, has some upside and will be representing the potent Pletcher/Dominguez duo.

CUFF ME (Officer) won her first three races in New York, including an overnight stakes, before facing defeat as the even-money favorite in the January 9 Old Hat S. (G3). The Florida Oaks marks her first try beyond six furlongs, but she might last awhile if handled judiciously by Kent Desormeaux. A new arrival on the stakes scene, TESORO DE AMOR (Medaglia d'Oro), woke up in her dirt debut last time at Gulfstream, winning by nearly a length against maiden foes going 1 1/8 miles.

Los Alamitos Futurity Added to 2014-15 'Road to the Kentucky Derby' Series

The $500,000 Los Alamitos Futurity (Grade I) has been added to the list of races that comprise the 2014-15 “Road to the Kentucky Derby.” The series of 35 select races – 19 “Prep Season” races and 16 “Championship Series” races – will determine which horses qualify to the 141st running of the $2 million guaranteed Kentucky Derby.

Global View Nips Storming Inti at Wire to Win 23rd Running of Grade II American Turf

Glen Hill Farm's Global View caught Storming Inti in the closing strides

Midnight Lucky Romps in 28th Running of Grade I Humana Distaff

Midnight Lucky, making her first start in more than 11 months, took the lead out of the gate

Coffee Clique Catches Dame Marie Late to Win 29th Running of Grade II Churchill Distaff Turf Mile

Coffee Clique squeezed through an opening along the hedge

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