Three Graded Stakes Highlight Hollywood Park's Saturday
Updated: Saturday, July 7, 2001 10:34 PM
Posted: Friday, July 6, 2001 3:46 PM
Out Of Mind and Freedom Crest, who both went to the sidelines not long after scoring their first graded stakes victories, return to action Saturday in Hollywood Park's 32nd running of the $100,000 Bel Air Handicap (gr. II) at 1 1/16 miles.
A tendon injury took Out of Mind, a 6 year old Brazilian-bred trained by Richard Mandella, out of racing following last year's Hollywood Gold Cup. He came into the Gold Cup having just beaten Early Pioneer and Skimming in the Mervyn LeRoy (gr. II). He is reunited with jockey Eddie Delahoussaye in the Bel Air and will be the starting high weight at 118 pounds.
Freedom Crest bled while racing in the San Antonio Handicap in February. The setback ended a three-race winning streak for the 5-year-old gelding trained by former Mandella assistant Richard Baltas. Jockey Gary Stevens will be in the irons when Freedom Quest, carrying 117 pounds, joins the field of seven entered for the Bel Air--one of three graded stakes on the Hollywood Park card.
The complete field for the Bel Air Handicap, in post position order with jockeys and weights:
1) Freedom Crest, Gary Stevens, 117;
2) Smile Again, Laffit Pincay Jr., 113;
3) Penamacor, Chris McCarron, 115;
4) Jorrocks, Kent Desormeaux, 113;
5) Out Of Mind, Eddie Delahoussaye, 118;
6) Lesters Boy, Tyler Baze, 113,
7) Dig For It, Alex Solis, 113.
Also on Saturday's card is the $100,000 Royal Heroine Stakes (gr. III), a one mile test on the turf for fillies and mares.
The complete field for the Royal Heroine, in post position order with jockeys and weights:
1) La Ronge, Gary Stevens, 117;
2) a-Brianda, Mike Smith, 113;
3) Garden In The Rain, Brice Blanc, 119;
4) Al Desima, Laffit Pincay, Jr., 115;
5) Janet, Eddie Delahoussaye, 123;
6) Dianehill, Alex Solis, 119;
7) Kalatiara, Chris McCarron, 113,
8) a-Southern House, Omar Berrio, 113.
A field of seven 2-year-old fillies set for the 57th running of the $100,000 Landaluce Stakes (gr. III) at six furlongs.
The complete field for the Landaluce, in post position order with jockeys and weights:
1) Respectful, Corey Nakatani, 114;
2) Who Loves Aleyna, Eddie Delahoussaye, 116;
3) Siphina, Luis Jauregui, 116;
4) Ile De France, Alex Solis, 116;
5) Miss Jeanne Cat, Russell Baze, 119;
6) Roaring Blaze, Chance Rollins, 116,
7) Georgia's Storm, Chris McCarron, 119.
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