Valbenny (IRE)

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Clement Seeks More Grade I Glory in Del Mar Oaks

Clement Seeks More Grade I Glory in Del Mar Oaks

Having come west for a grade I victory at Del Mar three weeks ago, the New York-based Christophe Clement outfit is poised to try it again. The Clement-trained Rutherienne, winner of six of her seven career starts for owner-breeder Virginia Kraft-Payson, pursues victory in the Del Mar Oaks (gr. I) Aug. 18 on the seaside track's Jimmy Durante Turf Course.

Pletcher Springs Panty Raid on American Oaks

Pletcher Springs Panty Raid on American Oaks

Glencrest Farm's Panty Raid, making her turf debut for trainer Todd Pletcher, got a dream stalking trip under Edgar Prado to win the $750,000 American Oaks (gr. IT) for 3-year-old fillies in a mild surprise on the Hollywood Park turf course Saturday.

Communique Joins American Oaks Field; 9 or 10 Likely

G. Watts Humphrey Jr.'s Communique, a closing fourth in the Regret Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the Churchill Downs turf June 16, has accepted an invitation from Hollywood Park racing secretary Martin Panza to compete in the $750,000 American Oaks (gr. IT) on July 7, trainer Rusty Arnold said Friday from Kentucky.

Valbenny Atones in Impressive Senorita Score

Favored Valbenny became a leading contender for the American Oaks (gr. IT) this summer after her impressive late charge to capture the $111,600 Senorita Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-old fillies Saturday over the Hollywood Park grass course.

Super Freaky Pops Providencia Surprise

Stalking Super Freaky surged to the lead leaving the eighth pole and dug in gamely under jockey Jon Court for her first graded stakes victory in the $112,600 Providencia Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-old fillies on the Santa Anita grass Saturday.

Valbenny's Late Charge Captures Miesque

Irish-bred Valbenny, making her first U.S. start, rallied impressively from tenth in the final quarter under jockey Alex Solis to win the Miesque Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the Hollywood Park turf by three-quarters of a length over favorite Mystic Soul Saturday.

Connections

Trainer Bobby Frankel
Jockey Alex O. Solis
Owner Lael Stables
Breeder Ken Lynch

Pedigree

Valbenny (IRE) View Five-Cross Pedigree Val Royal (FR) Royal Academy
Vadlava
Dark Indian (IRE) Indian Ridge (IRE)
Dark Hyacinth

Auction History

Sale / Hip Type Buyer Consignor Price
FTKNOV2007
Hip 117
Broodmare Nicoma, agent for Lael Stable Three Chimneys Sales, agent $1,200,000

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