Worldly will attempt to become the sixth horse to sweep Hollywood Park's turf stakes for 3-year-olds in Saturday's $150,000 Cinema Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIIT).
- Bay Gelding
- Born 2004
Merv Griffin's Cobalt Blue, winner of the San Felipe Stakes (gr. II) two starts back, returns to the races in Saturday's $75,000 Alydar Stakes at Hollywood Park.
Liquidity, hoping to bounce back from a sixth-place finish in the Louisiana Derby (gr. II) on March 10, has been installed as the 5-2 favorite for Saturday's $750,000 Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) for 3-year-olds.
With favored Ravel out of the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) with an injury, new candidates Black Seventeen and Level Red have surfaced for the 70th running of the the West Coast's major 3-year-old steppingstone on April 7.
Cobalt Blue could be entertainer Merv Griffin's first Kentucky Derby starter after the inexperienced colt went gate to wire for a sharp two-length win in the $250,000 San Felipe Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita Saturday.
Show business entrepreneur Merv Griffin, whose Derby hopes were dashed last year, and trainer Bob Baffert, a fixture on the Triple Crown trail since 1996, each reach the crossroads of their aspirations this year in Saturday's $250,000 San Felipe Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita.
|Trainer||K. Gordon Amthor|
|Jockey||Rickey A. Walcott|
|Owner||Ken & Joan Amthor|
|Breeder||Dr. & Mrs. Ronald H Grothaus DVM|
|Level Red View Five-Cross Pedigree||Aptitude||A.P. Indy|
|Sedona Berry||Strawberry Road (AUS)|
|Tromphe de Naskra|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Weanling||BBK Partnership||Valkyre Stud, agent for Hickory Hill Farm||$160,000|
|Yearling||Needham-Betz Thoroughbreds, agent||($225,000)|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.