Siren Lure, who won three consecutive sprint stakes last year including the Triple Bend Invitational Handicap (gr. I), is pointing for the Feb. 17 San Carlos Handicap (gr. II) at seven furlongs at Santa Anita. Trainer Art Sherman said that the 6-year-old gelded son of Joyeux Danseur-Cantamar, by Gulch, is training well at Hollywood Park and is scheduled to make his next start in the San Carlos.
Owned by Stuart Kesselman and Tony and Marilyn Melkonian, Siren Lure is also drawing interest internationally. Sherman said that people from Australia and Dubai have contacted him about running the gelding in those countries.
“We won't send him to Australia,” Sherman said, “but we're thinking about Dubai. We're nominating him to both the sprint (the 1,200-meter Dubai Golden Shaheen, UAE-I) and the mile (the 1,600-meter Godolphin Mile-UAE-II). I'd like to try to stretch him out a little this year.”
Both Dubai races are scheduled for March 31 as part of Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) day.
Sherman claimed Siren Lure for $50,000 at Bay Meadows in 2005 for Kesselman and the Melkonians. Last year the gelding began the season by winning the Impressive Luck and Daytona Handicaps at Santa Anita. He later won the Los Angeles Handicap (gr. III) and Triple Bend at Hollywood Park and the Pat O'Brien Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at Del Mar before running eighth in the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) at Churchill Downs and second in the Vernon O. Underwood Stakes (gr. III) at Hollywood.