Top Two from Oak Leaf Move on to Breeders' Cup
Updated: Tuesday, October 4, 2005 8:48 AM
Posted: Tuesday, October 4, 2005 8:48 AM
Diamond Omi and Wild Fit, the top two finishers in Saturday's Oak Leaf Stakes (gr. II) at Oak Tree at Santa Anita, are both set to square off again in the Oct. 29 Alberto VO5 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I).
Trainer Bob Baffert said that Donald Dizney's Diamond Omi came out of her initial career stakes win in good order and will head to New York for the World Thoroughbred Championships.
"She's fine," Baffert said. "She'll go (to the Breeders' Cup) If she doesn't get sick. I've got a bunch of sick horses in my barn."
Diamond Omi, a daughter of Giant's Causeway
and the Fappiano mare Hum Along, has won two of four career starts for a bankroll of $160,740.
Del Mar Debutante (gr. I) winner Wild Fit finished second by three-quarters of a length in the Oak Leaf, but trainer Jeff Mullins is hoping a better trip for the Brewer Racing Stable and Murray Smith-owned daughter of Wild Wonder
in the Breeders' Cup.
"She'll definitely go (to the Breeders' Cup)," Mullins said. "She was really rank early on (in the Oak Leaf) which may have taken something away at the end. But she ran good and is doing good today."
Wild Fit has won two of her three career starts and has earned $220,600.
Both Diamond Omi and Wild Fit will complete most of their Breeders' Cup preparations over their home track at Santa Anita and ship in to New York just a few days before the World Thoroughbred Championships.
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