Reddam, O'Neill Gamble On Winendynme

Reddam, O'Neill Gamble On Winendynme
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Megahertz heads the list of nominees to the Beverly Hills.
(from Hollywood Park notes)
Trainer Doug O'Neill and owner J. Paul Reddam are at it again. Earlier at the Hollywood Park meet, Reddam purchased Andujar privately after an impressive allowance victory, transferred her to the O'Neill stable and watched her romp to a seven-length victory in the Milady Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) on June 4.

Earlier this month, Reddam bought Winendynme privately from Fred Sahadi following a pair of restricted stakes wins on the turf locally and turned her over to O'Neill. She will make her first start for him in the $200,000 Beverly Hills Handicap (gr. IIT) on Saturday.

"She breezed a nice three-quarters in 1:14 on the main track here yesterday," said assistant trainer Leandro Mora Sunday. Corey Nakatani has the call in the Beverly Hills at 1 1/4 miles on turf.

Winendynme, a 4-year-old daughter of Dynaformer, won five of 12 starts for previous trainer Jenine Sahadi, but has never raced at longer than one mile.

Megahertz heads the list of nominees to the Beverly Hills.

Other probable starters include Agata (Victor Espinoza), Halo Ola (Jose Valdivia, Jr.) and Uraib (Jon Court).

Possibles are headed by a duo of New York-based horses trained by Christophe Clement - Joyful Chaos and Spotlight. Clement won the race two years ago with Voodoo Dancer.

Agata, winner of her last two races, worked six furlongs on the main track in 1:13 3/5 Sunday under Espinoza.

"She was third in a group I in France at 1 1/4 miles last year," said trainer Julio Canani, who expects her relish the distance.

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