Sweet Catomine, whose 3-year-old debut was delayed Jan. 9 when racing at Santa Anita Park was postponed due to heavy rains and slick track conditions, returns Sunday in the rescheduled $100,000 Santa Ysabel (gr. III).
The Santa Ysabel, for 3-year-old fillies at 1 1/16 miles, will be presented as the third race on the nine-race program. The field is much the same as was entered for the first running.
Mike Pegram's Pussycat Doll, a three-length maiden winner Dec. 31 for trainer Bob Baffert at Santa Anita, was the lone addition to the field.
Winner of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) at Lone Star Park Oct. 30, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Wygod's Sweet Catomine appears to be a lock to be named Eclipse Award winner as top 2-year-old filly of 2004 when honors are announced in Los Angeles on Jan. 24.
She'll carry high weight of 124 pounds and David Flores against five rivals, including entrymate Revealed.
Prior to winning the Juvenile Fillies, Sweet Catomine captured the Oak Leaf Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Oct. 2. The Julio Canani-trained filly worked three furlongs Thursday in :35 flat in her final blowout for the Santa Ysabel.$100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes (gr. III), 3-year-old fillies, 1 1/16 miles
PP. Horse, Jockey, Weight
1. (a)Revealed, Jon Court, 115
2. Andrea's Wish, Jose Valdivia Jr., 115
3. Island Escape, Pat Valenzuela, 115
4. On London Time, Garrett Gomez, 115
5. (a)Sweet Catomine, David Flores, 124
6. Pussycat Doll, Rene Douglas, 115
(a) Mr. & Mrs. Martin Wygod entry