Saint Liam Joins Probable Big 'Cap Line-Up
Date Posted: 2/23/2005 5:54:48 PM
Last Updated: 2/25/2005 5:30:13 PM

Saint Liam, winning the Donn Handicap, could run in the Santa Anita Handicap.
Photo: AP/Equi-Photo, Gary I Rothstein
(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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