Polonius, front-running winner of the Will Rogers Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the Hollywood Park turf last time out, appears to have the speed advantage once again when he faces just four 3-year-old rivals in the $150,000 Cinema Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIIT).
- Bay Colt
- Born 2005
|Jockey||Martin A. Pedroza|
|Owner||B. J. Wright|
|Breeder||Mr. & Mrs. Samuel H. Rogers Jr.|
|Polonius View Five-Cross Pedigree||Broken Vow||Unbridled|
|Word o' Ransom||Red Ransom|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Gus King||The Acorn, agent for White Oaks||$100,000|
|Two-year-old||B.J. Wright & Bluegrass Industries||Hebert Bloodstock, agent||$150,000|
Front-running favorite Polonius gamely repelled the late charge of Indian Sun to post a half-length victory in the $106,800 Will Rogers Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds on the Hollywood Park turf.
After making a detour for the Triple Crown trail this spring, Cecil Peacock's Indian Sun gets back on the grass May 17 at Hollywood Park, facing five sophomore rivals in the $100,000 Will Rogers Stakes (gr. IIIT) at one mile.
Colonel John has been installed as a slight favorite over El Gato Malo in the $750,000 Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) April 5. A larger-than-expected field of 11 was entered in the 1 1/8-mile synthetic track test for 3-year-olds.