Silent Sighs Going Straight to Kentucky Oaks

Mr. and Mrs. Martin Wygod's Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I) winner Silent Sighs will make her next start in the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), trainer Julio Canani confirmed. The California-bred daughter of Benchmark--Quiet Romance, by Bertrando won the Oaks over champion Halfbridled in what was her first start outside of state-bred company.

"She came back super, " Canani said. "She ate up everything and looks good today. I went into battle with a pocket knife and she turned into a weapon of mass destruction. I don't have enough time to run her anywhere else, so I have no choice (but) to run her in the Oaks next."

Silent Sighs, who also won the Sunshine Millions Ocala Stud Farm Oaks and California Breeders' Champion Stakes, has earned $442,700 with four wins and a second in five career starts.