"She still looks a little bit heavy to me," McAnally said. "She might need this race, but it should set her up for future races." Four are probable for the $200,000 Las Palmas, for fillies and mares, 3-year-old and up, at 1 1/8 miles on the turf: Magic Mission (Victor Espinoza), 112; Tates Creek (Jerry Bailey), 120; Tout Charmant (Alex Solis), 121, and Voodoo Dancer (Corey Nakatani), 121. Possible for the Las Palmas is I'm The Business (Patrick Valenzuela), 114.
Tout Charmant, a Grade I stakes winner who hasn't run since last March 23, returns to the races in Sunday's Las Palmas Handicap (gr. IIT) after an unsuccessful trip to the breeding shed. "They bred her to Storm Cat, (but) she didn't take," trainer Ron McAnally said Wednesday morning. "Forty days later after the scan, they realized she wasn't in foal. I've had her back with me since last summer at Del Mar." Tout Charmant, a 6-year-old Kentucky-bred daughter of Slewvescent who is owned by Stonerside Stable, has an 8-9-1 record from 27 starts, with earnings of $1,721,879.