Ask the Moon seeks another G1

Updated: August 26, 2011, 12:41 PM ET
By Mike Welsch | Daily Racing Form



SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- Ask the Moon, the front-running upset winner of the Grade 1 Ruffian Invitational here July 31, is entered back for Sunday's Grade 1, $300,000 Personal Ensign Invitational going 1 1/4 miles.

Ask the Moon, who drew post 3, may relish the expected wet-track conditions as she is 4 for 8 on such surfaces.

Her competition includes Pachattack, who is entered back just two weeks after she finished fifth in the Grade 1 Beverly D. on turf. Pachattack has never raced on dirt, but did win the Maple Leaf Stakes over Woodbine's synthetic surface going 1 1/4 miles last fall.

The field also includes Ruffian Invitational runner-up Super Espresso, recent allowance winner Protesting, Acronym, and Tiz Miz Sue, who finished third in the Ruffian but was disqualified and placed fourth.

The Personal Ensign will go as race 10 on an 11-race card.