With luck, Cloneylass would have won her first stakes in the Sweet Life Stakes at Santa Anita last month.
from off the pace by jockey Corey Nakatani, she was in trouble through
the final sixteenth, hampered by a loose horse, and lost by a
half-length to pacesetter Bloemer Girl. A chance for revenge arrives in
Monday’s $100,000 La Habra Stakes for 3-year-old fillies over the same
about 6 1/2 furlongs on the hillside turf course as the Sweet Life.
think she came out of the race better than she went into it,” said
Jamie Lloyd, who trains Cloneylass. “We ran straight into the back [of
the loose horse] but she re-rallied. She really gutted it out to come
back on again.”
But Lloyd acknowledges that the Grade 3 La Habra Stakes is far more difficult.