Tom Hall

Zenyatta Assigned 129 For June 27 Vanity

Unbeaten champion expected to start in Hollywood stakes.

Zenyatta, the undefeated champion older filly or mare of 2008, was assigned high weight of 129 pounds for the June 27 $300,000 Vanity Handicap (gr. I) at Hollywood Park.

The 5-year-old Street Cry mare carried 126 pounds when she won her first start this year, the Milady Handicap (gr. II) at Hollywood May 23.

Zenyatta, who won the Vanity last year while carrying high weight of 126 pounds, would carry the most weight in the race since Azeri repeated under 127 pounds in the 2003 running. Gamely won under a record 131 pounds in 1968, while 1960 winner Silver Spoon carried 130 pounds.

Owned by Jerry and Ann Moss and trained by John Shirreffs, Zenyatta has posted five of her 10 wins at Hollywood Park.

The complete list of Vanity weights follows: Zenyatta, 129; Life Is Sweet, 122; Dawn After Dawn, 116; Briecat, 114; Modification, 114; You Lift Me Up, 114; Allicansayis Wow, 113; Forest Melody, 113, and Hot n’ Dusty, 111.

"She had a very good work Friday," said Shirreffs of a six-furlong drill in a bullet 1:12.60.