Trainer Dermot Weld, who had Turf Festival success in 2002
when Dress to Thrill won the Matriarch, will be represented by Blue White Fire
in the Generous.
Photo: Hollywood Park
An Irish bred son of Montjeu and the Green Desert mare
Desert Ease, Blue White Fire has one win in four starts for owner-breeder
Moyglare Stud Farm Ltd. He’s hit the board in three of four while earning
Senor Rain will make his turf debut and try to give trainer
Peter Miller and owner Gary Barber their second consecutive win in the
Generous. Miller and Barber were successful a year ago with eventual Horse of
the Meet Comma to the Top.
An El Nino ridgling out of the Marquetry mare Make My Marq,
Senor Rain will be making his second start of the meet, having finished third
in the Real Quiet Stakes Nov. 12. The Indian bred is 2-for-5 with earnings of
$73,416 for Barber, who owns in partnership with his brother Cecil.
Miller will also be represented by Got Even, a 4 ¼ starter
allowance winner Nov. 13 over Cushion Track. The Stephen Got Even gelding and
the Blare of Trumpets mare Kathryns Birthday is 2-for-6 with earnings of
$45,800. Got Even is owned by a partnership that includes Altamira Racing,
Bruce Chandler, Jeff Fink and Marc Limeda.
Motown Men and Stoney Fleece step into open company after
finishing 2-3 behind Rousing Sermon in the California Cup Juvenile Oct. 29 at
Trained by co-breeder Doug O’Neill for Mark Gorman, Neil
Haymes and Sterling Stables LLC, Motown Men is 1-for-2 with earnings of
$57,800. His victory came versus maidens in his debut Sept. 5 at Del Mar.
O’Neill bred the Decarchy colt out of the Gilded Time mare Ringading with
The Barbers are also represented by Stoney Fleece, who is
trained by John Sadler. The son of Decarchy and the Deputed Testamony Gold
Fleece has won three of five and banked $96,680. He’s 2-for-4 since being
claimed for $40,000 by Sadler for the Barbers out of a debut victory July 28 at
Del Mar. One
of those wins came at the Generous distance in his initial try on turf Oct. 15
at Santa Anita.
Another colt who is 1-for-1 on grass is Handsome Mike. The
son of Scat Daddy and the Smart Strike mare Classic Strike defeated maidens by
one length as the 2-1 favorite at about 6 ½ furlongs Oct. 16 at Santa Anita.
Trained by Melody Conlon for owner-breeder John Liviakis,
Handsome Mike is 1-for-2. He’s earned $30,780.
A recent private purchase by David Heerensperger and John Xitco,
Major Magic is undefeated in two starts, winning on conventional dirt versus
maidens at Charles Town, then winning the $50,000 Chenery over the turf at
Away since July 16, the Kitten’s Joy colt out of the
Forestry mare Celestial Woods has earned $45,000. He is now in the stabled of
Neil Drysdale, who won the 1999 Generous for the Heerenspergers (David and
Jill) with Jokerman.
Recent maiden winner Battle Force will make his first start
at Hollywood Park for Woodford Racing LLC and trainer John Shirreffs. The Giant’s Causeway colt out of the Fusaichi Pegasus mare
Leo’s Pegasus is 1-for-2 with earnings of $36,000.
Devil in Disguise ships from Illinois
after winning the Royal Glint Oct. 29 at Hawthorne.
A son of Smarty Jones and the Forty
Devil in Disguise has one win in three starts and a bankroll of $26,58. He’s
now in the barn of Troy Taylor after a private purchase by North American
Thoroughbred Racing Co. Inc.
From inside out, the field for the 29th running
of the Generous Stakes: Handsome Mike, Rafael Bejarano rides, 116 pounds; Blue
White Fire, Garrett Gomez, 116; Motown Men, Brice Blanc, 116; Senor Rain,
Martin Garcia, 118; Got Even, Daniel Vergara, 116; Major Magic, Joe Talamo,
116; Battle Force, Mike Smith, 118; Stoney Fleece, Joel Rosario, 118 and Devil
in Disguise, Mario Gutierrez, 118.