Photo: Hollywood Park
Undefeated in two starts, Amarish will try to become the third
consecutive 2-year-old – joining J P’s Gusto in 2010 and Majestic City
last year – to win both the Willard L. Proctor Memorial and Hollywood
Trained by Jeff Bonde for owner Jerry Durant, Amarish, a Scat Daddy
gelding out of the Awesome Again mare Issues, defeated maidens by 7 ¾
lengths in his debut May 26 before winning the Proctor by 4 ½ lengths
June 16. He’s earned $91,200.
Sadler will saddle a pair – Carson’s Crown and Scherer Magic.
The former, a Harlan’s Holiday colt out of the Dare and Go mare
Delicatessa, won by three-quarters of a length at first asking June 14.
Carson’s Crown’s win was worth $30,000 to owners Ike and Dawn Thrash.
An Iowa bred, Scherer Magic will be making his first start for
Sadler and owner Gary Barber after being claimed for $50,000 out of a 7 ¼
length debut victory June 14. The Doneraile Court gelding out of the
Touch Gold mare She’s a Nasty One earned $17,400 for the win.
Winner of the 1996 Juvenile with Swiss Yodeler, Mike Harrington will
be represented by Just Call Me Al, a horse he owns and bred with wife
Patricia. A son of Redattore and the Allen’s Prospect mare Alacrity,
Just Call Me Al was fifth in the Proctor after a debut win May 6. He’s
Strong Wind has one win in three attempts for a partnership that
includes the Roncelli Family Trust and Bill Tomasic and trainer Steve
Knapp. The son of Tribal Rule and the Memo mare Chalk Face won by 6 ¼
lengths June 30. He has banked $39,360.
Confederate Recon is winless in three outings for GEM
Racing Stable and trainer Eric Guillot. The son of 2007 Juvenile
Championship winner Salute the Sarge – also trained by Guillot – and the
Indian Charlie mare Building Bridges has earned $18,400. He was fifth
behind Carson’s Crown in his last appearance.
Completing the cast is Dirty Swagg, a half-brother to Vanity
Handicap winner and Hollywood Gold Cup also-ran Love Theway Youare. The
son of Street Hero and the Tabasco Cat mare Diversa earned $1,000 for
owner, breeder and trainer Myung Kwon Cho when finishing fifth in his
debut versus maidens July 1.
From inside out, the field for the 73rd Hollywood Juvenile
Championship: Dirty Swagg, Garrett Gomez rides, 115 pounds; Confederate
Recon, Agapito Delgadillo, 115; Carson’s Crown, Martin Pedroza, 119;
Just Call Me Al, Martin Garcia, 119; Scherer Magic, Joe Talamo, 117;
Amarish, Edwin Maldonado, 121 and Strong Wind, Kevin Krigger, 119.