La Brea Can Cap Big 2004 for Yearly Report

Golden Eagle Farm's Yearly Report, who set a Lone Star Park record for seven furlongs in her most recent start, shoots for her first grade I victory in Monday's $250,000 La Brea Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Santa Anita Park.

The California-bred daughter of General Meeting won the Stonerside Stakes Oct. 29 by 9 1/4 lengths in a time of 1:20.67, her fourth stakes win of the year.

The La Brea, at the same seven-furlong distance, drew a field of 13.

Yearly Report's previous stakes wins in 2004 were all in grade II events, including the Santa Ynez at seven furlongs at Santa Anita in January. The others came in the Black Eyed Susan at Pimlico and the Delaware Oaks.

Jerry Bailey will ride the Bob Baffert-trained filly and break from post 11.

Bending Strings, a daughter of American Chance, also owns a pair of graded stakes wins at seven furlongs – in the Nassau County Breeders' Cup (gr. II) at Belmont on May 8 and the First Flight Handicap (gr. II) on Oct. 30 at Aqueduct. She's coming off a second-place finish by a nose to Daydreaming in the Nov. 26 Top Flight Handicap (gr. II) at a mile.

Victor Espinoza, breaking from post 9, rides for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin.

The La Brea also drew Del Mar Oaks (gr. IT) winner Amorama (Fr), making her first career start on dirt for trainer Julio Canani. She finished fifth behind Light Jig while facing older in the 1 ¼-mile Yellow Ribbon Stakes (gr. IT) on Oct. 2 at Santa Anita in her most recent start. David Flores will be aboard.

Graded stakes winner Susan's Angel, who captured the 1 1/16-mile Turfway Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. III) on Sept. 18, will go to the post for trainer D. Wayne Lukas and be ridden by Tyler Baze.

Elusive Diva won Hollywood Park's Railbird (gr. III) at seven panels May 2 for trainer Mark Glatt.

$250,000 La Brea Stakes (gr. IT), 3-year-old fillies, 7 furlongs
PP. Horse, Weight, Jockey
1. Costume Designer (KY), 115, Jon K. Court
2. Sweet Lips (FL), 117, Garrett K. Gomez
3. Elusive Diva (KY), 119, Kent J. Desormeaux
4. Nyramba (GB), 117, Rene R. Douglas
5. Mea Domina (KY), 119, Gary L. Stevens
6. Tizakitty (KY), 117, Jose Valdivia, Jr.
7. Susan's Angel (KY), 121, Tyler Baze
8. Iflookscouldkill (FL), 115, Felipe F. Martinez
9. Bending Strings (KY), 121, Victor Espinoza
10. Amorama (FR), 121, David Romero Flores
11. Yearly Report (CA), 123, Jerry D. Bailey
12. Alphabet Kisses (CA), 117, Mike E. Smith
13. Salty Romance (KY), 117, Tony Farina

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