Sailors Sunset set a track record on the Hollywood Park Cushion Track in December and trainer Marcelo Polanco likes the way his 4-year-old gelding is coming up to the $100,000-added Los Angeles Handicap (gr. III) at six furlongs on Saturday.
- Chestnut Horse
- Born 2003
- KY -Bred
Midnight Lute, who scored his first career stakes victory last October in Keeneland's Perryville (gr. III), returns to the Lexington track for the $400,000 Commonwealth Breeders' Cup (gr. II) on Saturday.
A pair of grade I winning sprint standouts dueled throughout Saturday's seven-furlong San Carlos Handicap (gr. II) before the Bobby Frankel-trained 4-year-old Latent Heat prevailed in the final strides by a neck over an equally determined Proud Tower Too at Santa Anita.
Grade I winner Siren Lure goes after his seventh stakes victory since being claimed by his current owners for $50,000 in 2005 in Saturday's $150,000 San Carlos Handicap (gr. II) at Santa Anita.
Racing seems to have its share of ills these days, which is why the first injection of Derby Fever is being given out earlier and earlier each year. Even taken in small doses in November, it can start the blood pumping, and what better way to brace for the long winter than by getting a brief whiff of roses or hearing even the faintest strains of "My Old Kentucky Home?"
|Trainer||Robert J. Frankel|
|Jockey||David Romero Flores|
|Owner||Saud bin Khaled|
|Breeder||Palides Investments N. V. Inc|
|Ramsgate View Five-Cross Pedigree||Runaway Groom||Blushing Groom (FR)|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Lane's End, agent||($15,000)|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.
|Hard Not to Like|