Ten years ago the Cinderella Stakes
for 2-year-old fillies here was won by a California-bred filly named Golden
Ballet for trainer Jenine Sahadi. Bred and originally owned by Jerry Dutton,
the filly would go on to capture three major stakes for 3-year-old fillies at
Santa Anita in 2001, including the Santa Anita Oaks.
Photo: Hollywood Park
Golden Ballet came to prominence
again Saturday in New York
as the dam of Drosselmeyer, winner of the Belmont Stakes. Retired octogenarian
Dutton’s shouts could be heard throughout Idaho.
Trainers who entered fillies for the
$60,000-added Cinderella for 2-year-old fillies at 5 ½ furlongs here Wednesday
can dream of a similar story with the winner.
Trainer Vladimir Cerin entered an
interesting duo in Gone Rebel and She’ll Heir, who will make their California debuts for
owners Holly and David Wilson after first-time-out maiden at Lone Star and
She’ll Heir, a Florida-bred by
Wildcat Heir, won a 4 ½-furlong maiden race at Keeneland on April 9 by 1 ½
lengths in 51.60.
Louisiana-bred Gone Rebel won a 4 ½-furlong maiden race at
Lone Star by 4 ¼ lengths in 52.40 on May 9.
“I had an agent who called me on
both of them,” said Cerin. “Both came in about 10 days after their wins, have
trained really well and shown ability.”