Max Fields Expected for Hollywood Derby, Matriarch

Maximum 14-horse lineups were shaping up Wednesday for the $600,000 Hollywood Derby and $500,000 Matriarch, the grade I highlights for the three-day Hollywood Park Turf Festival on Sunday.

Probable for the Matriarch for fillies and mares at one mile: Acago, Julie Krone, 120 pounds; Belleski, Victor Espinoza, 123; Chopinina, Richard Dos Ramos, 123; Dancal, Javier Castellano, 123; Dedication, Corey Nakatani, 123; Dress To Thrill, Patrick Valenzuela, 123; Etoile Montante, Jerry Bailey, 120; Garden In The Rain, Tyler Baze, 123; Heat Haze, John Velazquez, 123; Island Fashion, Iggy Puglisi, 120; Magic Mission, Kent Desormeaux, 123; Maiden Tower, David Flores, 120; Mer de Corail, Mike Smith, 123, and Musical Chimes, Edgar Prado, 120.

Probables for the Hollywood Derby at 1 1/4 miles: Alberto Giacometti (Jose Valdivia, Jr.), Bis Repetitas (Espinoza), Californian (Desormeaux), Fairly Ransom (Alex Solis), Fortune Writers (Ryan Fogelsonger), Kicken Kris (Castellano), Senor Swinger (Bailey), Sigint (Baze), Sign of The Wolf (Brice Blanc), Silver Tree (Prado), Stanley Park (Eric Saint-Martin), Sweet Return (Krone), Urban King (Valenzuela) and Willard Straight (Velazquez).

All starters will carry 122 pounds.

Three other candidates on the bubble in case of any Derby defections: Darinski (Flores), Buckland Manor (Nakatani) and Blue Blood Boot.

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