Edward A. Cox, Jr.’s Naples Bay, winner of the Grade 3 Noble Damsel at Belmont Park in mid-September, headlines a field of eight fillies and mares scheduled to start in the Grade 3 My Charmer Handicap, run at the distance of 1 1/8 miles on the Calder Casino & Race Course turf Thursday, Nov. 22.
Trained by Christophe Clement, who won the My Charmer in 1995 with Danish and in 2005 with Snowdrops, Naples Bay is a two-time winner in 2012, adding an allowance victory on the Monmouth Park grass course in August to her Noble Damsel triumph.
The daughter of Giant’s Causeway, who exits a seventh-place finish in the $100,000 Lady Baltimore Stakes at Laurel Park where she was beaten less than three lengths, has drawn post five and will be ridden by Luis Saez.
Mackie Racing’s Kya One was fifth behind Naples Bay in the Nobel Damsel, her first North American start having competed exclusively in her native France for the first 19 outings of her career. The Chad Brown-trained daughter of One Cool Cat is Group 3-placed with a third-place performance in the 2011 La Coupe at Maisons-Laffitte Racecourse while under the care of conditioner Yves De Nicolay, and will be ridden from post one in the My Charmer by Paco Lopez.
Three Chimneys Racing, LLC’s Janicellaine, trained by Roger Attfield, enters the My Charmer off a third-place effort in the $125,000 Dowager Stakes at Keeneland where she was beaten one length for everything. Prior to that performance, the Irish-bred daughter of Beat Hollow crossed the wire second in the Flaming Page Stakes at Woodbine.
Janicellaine has drawn post three for the My Charmer and is to be ridden by Gabriel Saez.
Other notables in the My Charmer field include Alters Racing Stable, Inc.’s Wicked Night, third in the $50,000 Ms Brookski Stakes at Calder in late July, and Miller Racing, LLC’s Speak Easy Gal, last seen finishing second, beaten a neck, when meeting male rivals in the $125,000 Bonnie Heath Turf Cup.
Completing the field for the race is Mark Hoffman and Earl Trostrud, Jr.’s Hooh Why, Gary Aiken’s Callmethesqueeze, and Tonys Investments, LLC’s My Pal Chrisy.
First race post time at Calder on Thursday is 11 a.m. The My Charmer is scheduled as race eight on the Thanksgiving Day program with an approximate post time of 2:32 p.m.