The Malibu also marks the return of Triple Crown participants Sunday Break, making his first starts since running third in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), U S S Tinosa, out of action since a sixth-place showing in the Preakness (gr. I), and Castle Gondolfo, who was 12th in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I). He'll make his first start for owner Paul Reddam and trainer Craig Dollase.Sprint specialists Debonair Joe, a 52-1 shot who won the Dec. 7 Vernon O. Underwood (gr. III) at Hollywood, and My Cousin Matt, winner of four of his past five starts, including the Great State Challenge Sprint Stakes Dec. 7, are also entered.
$200,000 Malibu Stakes (gr. I), 3-year-olds, 7 furlongs
PP Horse, Weight, Jockey
1 Mayakovsky (FL), 119, Tony Farina
2 Sunday Break (JPN), 119, Kent J. Desormeaux
3 Timely Action (KY), 115, Alex O. Solis
4 American System (IN), 117, Patrick Valenzuela
5 U S S Tinosa (OH), 115, Russell A. Baze
6 Castle Gandolfo (KY), 115, Corey S. Nakatani
7 Shah Jehan (KY), 115 , David Flores
8 My Cousin Matt (FL), 119, Ramon A. Dominguez
9 Total Limit (KY), 115, Laffit A. Pincay, Jr.
10 Debonair Joe (CA), 119, Julie A. Krone
11 Golden Hare (KY), 117, Mike E. Smith