Providencia Quartet in Senorita Rematch
by Jack Shinar
Date Posted: 4/30/2009 7:45:49 PM
Last Updated: 5/2/2009 1:08:20 PM
Acting Lady, who won the Providencia Stakes on April 4, takes on several familiar foes in the Senorita Stakes.
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Acting Lady, Mrs Kipling, Pasar Silbano and Burg Berg, the first four finishers in that order in the Providencia Stakes (gr. IIT) at one mile on the Santa Anita turf April 4, meet again in the $100,000 Senorita Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Hollywood Park May 3.
The one-mile test for 3-year-old fillies on turf attracted a field of 10.
Acting Lady, a 20-1 longshot trained by Doug O’Neill, won the Providencia by a half-length in a game effort over Mrs Kipling, an English import making her U.S. debut for Neil Drysdale at 16-1. Pacesetter Pasar Silbano, from the Jim Cassidy barn, faded to third, three-quarters of a length in front of the Paco Gonzalez trainee Burg Berg.
Acting Lady (Victor Espinoza), Mrs Kipling (David Flores), Pasar Silbano (Mike Smith) and Burg Berg (Tyler Baze) will be joined in the Senorita by Santa Ysabel Stakes (gr. IIIT) winner Century Park (Joel Rosario), trained by Bob Baffert.
Pride Dancer, last of 11 all the way around in the Providencia, tries to rebound for trainer Boby Frankel. An allowance winner in France, the Irish-bred took some action in her disappointing American debut.
Jeff Mullins enters a pair: Candilejas, who turned in a fourth-place finish in the Santa Ynez (gr. II) in January, and Empressive Lady, most recently fifth in the March 29 Santa Paula (gr. III). Both are trying the turf for the first time.
The Irish-bred Lexlenos is a first-time starter in the United States for trainer Paddy Gallagher.
The Senorita is the first of three turf races at the meet in the 3-year-old filly division, followed by the $150,000 Honeymoon Handicap (gr. IIT) May 31 and the $700,000 American Oaks (gr. IT) July 5.
$100,000 Senorita Stakes (gr. IIIT, Race 8, 4:30 p.m.), 3-Year-Old Fillies, 1 Mile (Turf)
PP. Horse, Weight, Jockey
1. Lexlenos (IRE), 115, Alex O. Solis
2. Acting Lady (KY), 121, Victor Espinoza
3. Pasar Silbano (IRE), 115, Mike E. Smith
4. Century Park (FL), 121, Joel Rosario
5. Mrs Kipling (IRE), 115, David R. Flores
6. Candilejas (KY), 115, Martin Garcia
7. Pride Dancer (IRE), 115, Joseph Talamo
8. Burg Berg (KY), 117, Tyler Baze
9. Dash Dot Dash (KY), 119, Brice Blanc
10. Empressive Lady (KY), 115, Michael C. Baze
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