has one significant item missing on an otherwise impressive
resume: a Grade I victory. John Sadler hopes to fill that void when the
4-year-old filly runs in Saturday’s Grade I Yellow Ribbon Stakes
presented by Emirates Airline.
“Absolutely,” Sadler said when asked if he had designs on a Grade I win
for the chestnut daughter of Pleasantly Perfect owned by Jerry and Ann
Moss. “Cozi Rosie is doing really, really well. She comes off a nice win
the (Grade II) John Mabee (at Del Mar on Aug. 14) and was unlucky at
Hollywood. She had a few trips that weren’t very good (finishing third
in the Grade I Gamely as the 19-10 favorite and second in the Grade I
Beverly Hills Handicap at 9-10).
“But she’s been ultra-consistent all year,” Sadler continued. “She ran
really well here last winter (winning the Grade II Buena Vista), then
got beat a lip (a half-length) in the Santa Barbara, so this is her
time, I’m hoping.” Cozi Rosie has a 5-3-2 record from 13 starts, with
earnings of $477,280.
Probable for the Yellow Ribbon: Cambina, City to City, Cozi Rosie,
Dubawi Heights, Malibu Pier, Medaglia d’Amour and Well Monied.