After breaking through with her first graded stakes win one month ago, Iotapa seeks grade I glory when facing seven other older fillies and mares in the $350,000 Santa Margarita Stakes March 15 at Santa Anita Park.
- Bay Filly
- Born 2010
|Trainer||Richard E. Mandella|
|Owner||Ramona S. Bass, LLC, Claiborne Farm & Dilschneider|
|Breeder||Machmer Hall & Darley Stud|
|Spellbound View Five-Cross Pedigree||Bernardini||A.P. Indy|
|Layreebelle||Tale of the Cat|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Weanling||P.D.Q. Racing||Select Sales, agent||$190,000|
|Yearling||Roberta Scott||Warrendale Sales, agent||$260,000|
A Malibu Moon colt, who is a half brother to grade II winner Spellbound, was purchased by agent Demi O'Byrne for $1.3 million during the March 11 Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s selected sale of 2-year-olds in training.
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Spellbound made trainer Richard Mandella's quick cross-country trip worthwhile when she came from far out of it to capture the $200,000 La Canada Stakes (gr. II) by a neck at 16-1 odds Jan. 19 at Santa Anita Park.
Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer will have a pair of representatives -- Broken Sword and Curvy Cat -- as he seeks his third Bayakoa Stakes (gr. II) win in four years.
Two-year-old filly champion of 2012 Beholder will be the heavy favorite when she faces five foes in the April 6 Santa Anita Oaks for Spendthrift Farm and Richard Mandella.