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Fierce Boots looks to steal another in Busher

  • Fierce Boots stole the Busanda in early January (Joe Labozzetta/Adam Coglianese Photography)

Trainer Todd Pletcher has entered two three-year-old fillies in Saturday's $100,000 Busher at Aqueduct, a race he won last year with eventual Kentucky Oaks heroine Princess of Sylmar.

Fierce Boots, who led wire-to-wire in winning the Busanda on January 4, is likely to employ the same tactics from post 2 in this 1 1/16-mile affair. Pletcher's other interest, My Jimmy Chew Girl, has form to find after dropping her last two in starter optional claiming company.

Vero Amore, a nose second in the six-furlong Ruthless on January 12, figures to enjoy the stretchout in distance as a daughter of 2003 Horse of the Year Mineshaft. Also invading from Parx is Joint Return, who made up a 19-length deficit to beat allowance foes by 4 3/4 length at the Philadelphia-area track on New Year's Day.

Ballylee, a homebred campaigned by Darley, impressively took her December 22 debut at Aqueduct by 3 1/4 lengths and would not have to improve much to become a stakes winner. Other candidates for a piece of the purse are Fleet of Gold and Ketel Twist, third and fourth, respectively, in the Busanda.

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