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Briecat Returns Running in Cool Air

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Briecat was ready off the bench, edging 11-10 favorite Givine by a nose to win the $66,640 Cool Air Stakes Wednesday at Hollywood Park.

 

Away since finishing fourth in the restricted Santa Lucia Stakes March 27 at Santa Anita, the 6-year-old daughter of Adcat and the Marlin mare Silk Briefcase angled inside the eventual runner-up when rallying in the stretch and was up in the final strides.

 

Ridden by Victor Espinoza, Briecat earned her 10th win in 29 starts and lifted her earnings to $627,567. She completed the six furlongs on turf in 1:09.44.

 

Owned by David and Holly Wilson and trained by Vladimir Cerin, the Florida bred paid $15.40, $4.20 and $3.20. It was the first time the two-time Grade II winner had run a distance less than one mile since she finished fourth in the Mesa Handicap March 14, 2009 at Turf Paradise.

 

Winner of the Great Lady M. Stakes May 29 at the Cool Air distance, Givine moved up to join leaders Rare Sunset and Home Sweet Aspen with about a quarter of a mile to run, gained a clear advantage, but couldn’t hold off the winner. Givine returned $2.60 and $2.40. The show price on A Jealous Woman, who finished 1 ¼ lengths behind Givine, was $3.60.

 

Rare Sunset, an Arizona shipper seeking her third consecutive victory, was fourth, then came Bella Diamante, Elle Special and Home Sweet Aspen, the 19-10 second choice who was making her initial start on grass for owner-breeder Jenny Craig and trainer John Sadler.

 

A former regular on the Southern California circuit, jockey Aaron Gryder gained his first win at Hollywood Park in well over two years when directing favored Bruno’s Wager to a 1 ¾ length victory in the fourth race Wednesday.

 

Currently third in the rider standings at Golden Gate Fields behind Russell Baze and Kevin Krigger, Gryder won the $8,000 claimer for Northern California based trainer Andy Mathis.

 

A winner for the sixth time in 19 starts, Bruno’s Wager was claimed out of the win as the 8-5 choice by co-owner and trainer Jerry Hollendorfer.

 

The most recent win at Hollywood Park before Wednesday for Gryder, 41, was with Bob Benoit in the 10th race July 12, 2009.

 

 

 

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