Charm the Giant, winner of the Hillsboro Handicap at Bay Meadows in her last start, heads a field of 10 fillies and mares as Hollywood Park opens its 68th spring/summer meet on Wednesday with the Wilshire Handicap (gr. IIIT) at one mile on the Lakeside Turf Course.
- Bay Filly
- Born 2003
- FL -Bred
|Trainer||Robert J. Frankel|
|Jockey||John R. Velazquez|
|Witch Woman View Five-Cross Pedigree||Awesome Again||Deputy Minister|
|Ms. Deep Pockets||Buckaroo|
|On the Square|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Two-year-old||Martin Racing Stable||Adena Springs||$50,000|
|Broodmare||GB Associates||Adena Springs, agent||$8,000|
Balance should be considered a solid favorite among seven entrants in Saturday's 70th running of Santa Anita's $300,000 Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap (gr. I) for fillies and mares at 1 1/8 miles.
John Amerman's Balance, a two-time grade I winner last year, resembled her old self while winning the $200,000 La Canada Stakes (gr. II) for 4-year-old fillies by 4 1/4 lengths over Bai and Bai Sunday at Santa Anita.
Balance, winner of last year's Las Virgenes Stakes (gr. I) and Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I), could be sitting on a big effort in Sunday's $200,000 La Canada (gr. II) at Santa Anita with her second start following a lengthy layoff for trainer David Hofmans.