Lava Man, who can match legendary Native Diver with a third consecutive victory in the $750,000 Hollywood Gold Cup Handicap (gr. I) June 30, has been assigned high weight of 124 pounds for the 1 1/4-mile classic.
- Chestnut Colt
- Born 2011
|Jockey||Mike E. Smith|
|Owner||Janavar Thoroughbreds LLC|
|Breeder||Janavar Thoroughbreds, LLC|
|Mr. Splash View Five-Cross Pedigree||Old Fashioned||Unbridled's Song|
|Bint Baladee (GB)|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||St. George Sales, agent||($17,000)|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.
With no clear standout in a field of 10 entered for Sunday's closing day $150,000-added Sunset Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Hollywood Park turf, the 1 1/2-mile event could be an opportunity for the stayers Runaway Dancer and T.H. Approval to determine which is best.
Eastern Sand, the 1-2 favorite in Saturday's $100,000 Silky Sullivan Handicap (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds, needed every step of the 1 1/8-mile distance, getting to the wire first in his final lunge to defeat Mr. Splash by a head at Golden Gate Fields.
Eastern Sand, the runner-up in the Oak Tree Derby (gr. IIT), heads a field of seven 3-year-olds entered in Saturday's $100,000 Silky Sullivan (gr. IIIT) on the grass at Golden Gate Fields.