Bell's the One prevails in the Grade 2 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes at Keeneland on Oct. 9, 2021. Keeneland/Coady Photography.

Bell’s the One, Sconsin Meet Again in Dream Supreme

Edited Press Release

Lothenbach Stables’ five-time graded stakes winner Bell’s the One was tabbed as the 7-5 morning line favorite in the 16th running of the $300,000 Dream Supreme Stakes at Churchill Downs on Nov. 13.

Bell’s the One will enter the Dream Supreme following a narrow victory in the $250,000 Thoroughbred Club of America (G2) at Keeneland. Trainer Neil Pessin opted to not run Bell’s the One in last Saturday’s $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1) in lieu of Saturday’s race. The 5-year-old mare has a record of 10-4-2 in 21 starts with purse earnings of $1,336,825.

In 18 of her previous races, Bell’s the One was never made the favorite. However, the daughter of Majesticperfection garnered respect from bettors in her last three starts when she was sent off as the post time favorite. 

“She’s one of the best mares, if not the best horse, I’ve ever had,” Pessin said after the TCA. “The only thing I regret with her is she never gets the respect she deserves. I don’t what this mare has to do to earn respect, but she’s definitely got mine.”

Chief among her rivals in the Dream Supreme is Lloyd Madison Farm’s multiple graded stakes winning homebred Sconsin. Trained by Greg Foley, Sconsin was made the slight 9-5 second choice on the morning line. 

Bell’s the One and Sconsin have faced one another five times throughout their careers. In their latest renewal, Sconsin bested Bell’s the One by a half-length in the $300,000 Open Mind. Previously, Bell’s the One got the better of Sconsin by three-quarters of a length in the $110,000 Roxelana. 

Sconsin also did not run in the Filly and Mare Sprint and has been off since her victory over Bell’s the One in the Open Mind. The 4-year-old homebred filly will enter Saturday’s affair with a record of 5-4-1 in 15 starts with earnings of $783,362.