Broken Dreams Defends Sen. Ken Maddy Title
by Jack Shinar
Date Posted: 10/17/2012 6:31:56 PM
Last Updated: 10/20/2012 3:52:14 PM
Broken Dreams winning the 2011 Sen. Ken Maddy Stakes.
Broken Dreams is back to defend her title in the $100,000 Senator Ken Maddy Stakes (gr. IIIT) against eight opponents Oct. 20 on the hillside turf course at Santa Anita Park.
Glen Hill Farms' 6-year-old homebred shortens up to the about 6 1/2-furlong distance. Last time, she set the pace in the 1 1/16-mile Yellow Ribbon Handicap (gr. IIT) and faded to last in a field of eight on the Del Mar turf Sept. 3.
Trained by Tom Proctor, the daughter of Broken Vow came from off the pace in last year's Senator Maddy to post a half-length win over Givine, who also returns for this year's renewal.
The Ken Maddy is the eighth on the Santa Anita Saturday program and is set for a 4:38 p.m. PDT post.
Broken Dreams has a win and two seconds over the course. Garrett Gomez, who was aboard for last year's victory and also guided the chestnut mare to a victory in the Osunitas Stakes at Del Mar July 21, has the mount. They break from post 3.
Byrama has won both of her starts on the hillside for trainer Simon Callaghan. The Great Britain-bred 3-year-old daughter of Byron, racing for Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, is coming off a half-length tally over the layout in the Unzip Me Stakes Sept. 29. Rafael Bejarano is aboard Byrama, who gets a three-pound weight allowance against her older rivals. They break from post 6.
Marsha Naify's French-bred Givine, from the Julio Canani barn, attempts to snap a 10-race losing streak. Though often close, she has not won since taking the Great Lady M. Stakes at Betfair Hollywood Park in May 2011. In last year's Senator Maddy, she rallied strongly from last in the six-horse field only to come up a bit short.
Missdealornodeal makes an immediate turnaround for trainer Neil French after finishing second Oct. 13 on the hillside in a division of the John Deere California Cup Distaff. She previously had a win and a second in two tries over the course.
Veteran stakes performers Briecat and Miss Mittagong will both be trying the unique downhill course for the first time after disappointing recent efforts. Briecat, trained by Vladimir Cerin for Holly and David Wilson, was sixth in the one-mile Adoration Stakes on Del Mar's Polytrack Sept. 2. Miss Mittagong, from the Ben Cecil stable, was last in the Zenyatta Stakes (gr. IT) on dirt Sept. 29 at Santa Anita.
Kindle tries grass for the first time after a three-length tally in the Bangles and Beads Stakes for Gary Mandella at Fairplex Park Sept. 21.
$100,000 Senator Ken Maddy Stakes (gr. IIIT, Race 8, 4:38 p.m.), Fillies & Mares 3 & Up, About 6 1/2 Furlongs (Turf)
PP, Horse, Jockey, Weight, Trainer
1. Missdealornodeal (CA), K Krigger, 118, N French
2. Teroda (KY), J Talamo, 118, J W Sadler
3. Broken Dreams (FL), G K Gomez, 118, T F Proctor
4. Ninth Infantry (KY), C Sutherland, 118, D Bernstein
5. Givine (FR), T Baze, 118, J C Canani
6. Byrama (GB), R Bejarano, 115, S Callaghan
7. Briecat (FL), M Garcia, 118, V Cerin
8. Miss Mittagong (KY), M Gutierrez, 118, B D Cecil
9. Kindle (KY), E A Maldonado, 118, G Mandella
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