Asked if he thought Broken Dreams could win the $70,000-added
Great Lady M Stakes Sunday, trainer Tom Proctor replied, “Is Marty Jones
Photo: Hollywood Park
When informed that the Jones-trained Unzip Me was not
entered in the six-furlong turf stake for fillies and mares, Proctor said with
a sigh of relief, “Maybe she will, if she’s fast enough.”
Unzip Me, a multiple stakes winner with 11 wins in 19
starts, has twiced foiled Proctor in bids for an initial stakes victory for
Broken Dreams. The Glen Hill Farm homebred mare finished second in both the Monrovia and Clockers Corner
Handicaps on the hillside turf course at Santa Anita.
Broken Dreams, a Florida-bred 5-year-old mare, has
recorded three firsts and five seconds in 11 starts.
Las Cienegas Handicap winner Separate Forest
blew out three furlongs in 37.80 on the main track for the Great Lady M., in
which she drew the outside post in a field of five under high weight of 122.
CANDY TO CARRY 123 IN AMERICAN HANDICAP
Trainer John Sadler confirmed Thursday that Sidney’s Candy would
start in the $150,000 American Handicap Saturday under high weight of 123
The 4-year-old colt drew post seven in a field of
eight under Joel Rosario in the Grade II test at one mile on turf. The chestnut
son of Candy Ride will try to duplicate the victory of his sire, who won the
race under 120 in 2003 when it was run at 1 1/8 miles on grass.
The last horse to win the American under as heavy an
impost was champion Tight Spot, who carried 123 in 1991.
PEDERSON SAVORS FRAN’S VALENTINE SCORE
Trainer Dean Pederson was making himself right at
home in Barn 64 South in his first full-time meet here.
“Hopefully that was the way to get the ball rolling,”
said Pederson of his first win at the meet with Logical Single, a 4-year-old
filly who captured the $73,350 Fran’s Valentine Stakes for California-bred
fillies and mares at one mile on turf Sunday.
Pederson, a Northern California
transplant, said he had won one stake here previously. “It was also a Cal-bred
stake, with a horse named Super Tuesday,” recalled Pederson. “She won a
three-horse photo. (Alex) Solis rode her.”
“Committing here full time, it’s nice to get the
first win of the meet,” added Pederson. “Hopefully, it won’t be the last.”
Logical Single is a Harris Farms homebred by
Singletary. “Mr. (John) Harris is the main reason we made the move,” said
Pederson. “He was a great client in Northern California
and encouraged me to move south.”