Saint Liam Joins Probable Big 'Cap Line-Up

Saint Liam Joins Probable Big 'Cap Line-Up
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Saint Liam, winning the Donn Handicap, could run in the Santa Anita Handicap.
(from Santa Anita notes)
Donn Handicap (gr. I) winner Saint. Liam has joined the probable field for the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) March 5, according to racing secretary Rick Hammerle.

The mare Island Fashion, second to Southern Image in last year's Big 'Cap, is a possibility for the 1 ΒΌ mile-event, trainer Marcelo Polanco said Wednesday.

"We have some other races for her as options, but we'll see how the race shapes up," Polanco said.

Saint Liam, a 5-year-old Kentucky-bred horse trained by Richard Dutrow Jr., has a 6-5-1 record from 15 starts with earnings of $1,060,035 for owners Mr. and Mrs. William Warren Jr.

He won the Donn at Gulfstream Park on Feb. 5 by 3 3/4 lengths for his first grade I victory. He won the Clark Handicap (gr. II) at Churchill Downs prior to the Donn.

Island Fashion, a 5-year-old gray mare by Petionville  , was second in the seven-furlong Santa Monica Handicap (gr. I) as the favorite on Jan. 30. She has a 6-3-0 record from 18 starts with earnings of $1,777,970 for the Everest Stables of Jeffrey Nielsen.

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