The complexion of Saturday's $150,000 Bayakoa H. (G2)
changed when the connections of Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (G1) winner
Life is Sweet (Storm Cat) decided to bypass it following a short rest. Her
absence hurts the star quality of the 1 1/16-mile event at Hollywood Park, but
it generated more appeal at the entry box, providing a much more interesting
handicapping puzzle for bettors as a well-matched field of 11 distaffers will
head to the starting gate.