Glen Hill Farm’s homebred Broken Dreams
will defend her title against eight other fillies and mares in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Senator Ken Maddy
Stakes for fillies and mares at about 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside
Trained by Tom Proctor,
the 6-year-old Florida-bred mare comes off a last place finish going 1 1/16
miles on turf in the Grade II Yellow Ribbon Handicap at Del Mar Sept. 3.
In addition to her Maddy win last year, she has two
exemplary seconds down the hill, both behind recently retired course specialist
Unzip Me; in the Grade III Monrovia Handicap on Jan. 2, 2011, and in the
Clockers’ Corner Handicap on March 5, 2011.
Although she weakened after setting the pace in the Yellow
Ribbon, she was an impressive gate to wire winner of the one mile Osunitas at Del Mar July 21. With
her proven affinity for the course, the venerable Broken Dreams would appear to
be the horse to beat Saturday. Along with a 3-1-2-0 record down the hill, her
overall mark is 21-6-5-1, with
earnings of $317,682.
Broken Dreams will again be ridden by Garrett Gomez, who guided her to victory in
last year’s Maddy and who has been aboard for five of her career
Although a 3-year-old tackling older, the Simon Callaghan-trained Byrama has the look
of a “now” commodity, inasmuch as she won her most recent start,
the Unzip Me Stakes, at Santa Anita on Sept. 29, and she retains the services
of co-leading rider Rafael Bejarano.
The 5-2 favorite when facing 11 other sophomores in the
Unzip Me, Byrama made a sweeping four-wide move turning for home and won going
away by a half-length. With her win in the Unzip Me, Byrama is now a perfect
two for two down the hill and would again relish a fast pace to run at.
Always highly regarded, the English-bred Byrama, who is
owned by Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, has $222,634 in earnings from a
Veteran trainer Neil
French will be well represented by the 6-year-old California-bred
daughter of Benchmark, Missdealornodeal. Haltered three starts
back for $32,000, she then rattled off two good seconds going five furlongs on
turf at Del
Mar; in Aug. 10 Daisycutter Handicap and in a second condition allowance on
who has won twice with her, will again ride Missdealornodeal for VIP Farms.
One for two down the hillside turf course, her overall mark
is 18-7-5-2, with earnings of $278,103. She is one of several Maddy entrants
who have run well down the hill when forwardly placed.
Trainer Ben Cecil
will send out Miss Mittagong, who
although she has run poorly in last two starts; the Grade I Zenyatta going 1
1/16 miles on dirt and the restricted Adoration on Polytrack Sept. 2, she has a
good measure of back class and should appreciate the return to turf.
Third in the Grade I Santa Margarita on March 17, second in
the Grade II Santa Maria Feb. 18, and third in the Grade II Robert J. Frankel
(turf) on Jan. 1, the 5-year-old Kentucky-bred daughter of Pleasantly Perfect will
sprint for the first time in 17 months as she tries the hillside turf course
for the first time Saturday. Owned by
Kristina Cecil and Zillah Reddam,
Miss Mittagong has $211,324 in earnings from a record of 20-3-3-5.
Gary and Cecil
Barber’s Teroda, a 4-year-old Kentucky-bred daughter of
Limehouse, has an impressive 4-2-1-1 record over the course and gets the
services of co-leading rider Joe Talamo
in the Maddy.
Trained by John Sadler,
Teroda has been idle since running a troubled seventh, beaten 3 ¾ lengths, in
the Aug. 10 Daisycutter. An allowance winner over the course on Feb. 17, her
best efforts down the hill have come when she’s allowed to settle off the
pace and make a run. Her overall mark
of 13-3-3-3 has produced earnings of $164,753.
David and Holly
Wilson’s 7-year-old Briecat adds depth to the Maddy lineup, as
the Grade II stakes winner will try the hillside for the first time Saturday.
Winless from eight starts this year, she was a winner of the restricted Cool
Air Stakes going six furlongs on turf at Betfair Hollywood
Park on Dec. 7, 2011, a
race in which she rallied from off the pace. Trained
by Vladimir Cerin, Briecat has amassed $681,938 in earnings from a
record of 37-10-5-2.
lightly raced 4-year-old trained by Gary
Mandella, comes off a facile win in the 6 ½ furlong Bangles and
Beads over Fairplex
bullring on Sept. 21. A perfect two for two on synthetic surfaces, the speedy
daughter of Indian Charlie will be trying turf for the first time. She has
earnings of $83,200 from a 6-3-1-0 record.
broke out and was never a factor in the six furlong CERF Stakes Sept. 5, but a
return to grass should be to her liking. Second in the Clockers’ Corner
Handicap coming down the hill on Feb. 25, Givine has two seconds from five
lifetime starts over the course. Owned by
Marsh Naify and trained by Julio Canani, the stakes winning
5-year-old mare has an overall record of 20-6-4-3, with earnings of $227,941.
The complete field for
the Senator Ken Maddy, which will be run as the eighth on a nine-race card,
with jockeys and weights in post position order: Missdealornodeal, Kevin
Krigger, 119; Teroda, Joe Talamo, 118; Broken Dreams, Garrett Gomez, 118; Ninth
Infantry, Chantal Sutherland, 118; Givine (FR), Tyler Baze, 118; Byrama, Rafael
Bejarano, 115; Briecat, Martin Garcia, 118; Miss Mittagong, Mario Gutierrez,
118, and Kindle, Edwin Maldonado, 118.
post time on Saturday is 1 p.m.