The Thoroughbred Corp.'s Habibti, who is an Eclipse Award finalist in the 2-year-old filly catageory, returns to the races after a two-month absence in Sunday's Las Virgenes Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park. Another 2-year-old filly Eclipse Award finalist, You, is also expected to start in the Las Virgenes.
Habibti worked five furlongs on Santa Anita's fast main track Tuesday in a bullet :58.80.In other Las Virgenes developments:
- Undefeated Bella Bella Bella worked five furlongs in 1:01.40 Wednesday for Jenine Sahadi.
Probable for the $200,000 Las Virgenes : Bella Bella Bella, (Chris McCarron); Habibti, (Victor Espinoza); Respectful, (no rider); Rich Musique, (Pat Valenzuela); Spring Meadow, (Corey Nakatani); Tali'sluckybusride, (Jose Valdivia Jr.); and You, (Jerry Bailey). Possible: Stonebridge Lady.