Photo: Hollywood Park
Jerry and Ann Moss will try to win a second Grade 1 at the spring-summer meet
when Cozi Rosie faces seven other 3-year-old fillies in the $250,000 American
Oaks Saturday at Hollywood
Oaks, which is run at 1 ¼ miles, is one of two graded races on turf Saturday.
It is preceded by the $150,000 Royal Heroine Mile for older fillies and mares.
The Royal Heroine will go as the fourth race while the American Oaks is the
eighth. Post time is 1 p.m.
Mosses, who won a memorable third consecutive Vanity with the undefeated
Zenyatta on June 13, saw Cozi Rosie earn her first graded win almost two months
ago for trainer John Sadler.
daughter of Pleasantly Perfect and the Golden Fleece mare Felidia won the
Senorita on May 2. This Grade III score preceded a head loss to heavily favored
Evening Jewel in the Honeymoon Handicap on May 31.
by the Mosses in Kentucky,
Cozi Rosie has three wins in eight starts. She has earned $157,280. Like all
others in the Oaks field, she will be trying 10 furlongs for the first time.
Mike Smith retains the mount. All starters will carry 121 pounds.
a Danehill Dancer filly out of the Sadler’s Wells mare Showbiz, will be looking
to give trainer Simon Callaghan, owner Michael Tabor and jockey Brice Blanc
their second graded stakes victory in one week. On June 26, Turning Top won her
fourth in a row for Callaghan and Tabor, taking the Beverly Hills Handicap
her initial try over the Hollywood
Park turf course on May
20, Conniption won a first level allowance by 1 ¼ lengths as the 2-1 favorite.
She has won two of six while earning $50,078. She will try to become the first
Irish bred winner of the American Oaks.
who finished in a dead heat for fourth in the Honeymoon Handicap, has yet to
win a graded stakes. Owned by Arnold Zetcher and trained by Ben Cecil, the
Singspiel filly out of the Rahy mare Fragrant Oasis has won two of seven and
earned $127,693. Her victories came in her first two races in the United States
last Oct. 10 and Jan. 29, both at Santa Anita.
To City, who finished one length behind Cozi Rosie when completing the trifecta
in the Honeymoon, has not been worse than third in six races on turf for owners
William De Burgh, Mark DeDomenico and trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. She has three
wins on the surface, including stakes successes in the China Doll and
Providencia at Santa Anita.
daughter of City Zip and the Storm Cat mare Stormbow, City To City has won five
of 13. Her bankroll stands at $223,054.
by John Shirreffs for owner-breeders Pam and Marty Wygod, Harmonious is
stepping up in class after going 2-for-2 on the local turf course. The
Dynaformer filly out of the Storm Cat mare Jade Tree defeated maidens on May
16, then won a first level allowance on June 12. She has won two of three and
has earned $52,420.
by breeders Mr. and Mrs. Larry Williams and trained by Steve Specht, Antares
World is returning to turf after finishing fourth in the Hollywood Oaks on June
would be first California
bred to win the American Oaks. She is 5-for-10 with earnings of $179,718, but
all of her victories have come in Northern California.
Magic will be making her turf debut for owner-trainer Myung Kwon Cho after an
easy maiden score over Cushion Track on June 20. The daughter of Ecton Park
and the Honor Grades mare Weekend Kaper has one win in four tries and has
the field is Riviera Chic, who was supplemented to the field for $5,000 on
Sunday by trainer James Lloyd.
the inside out, the field for the 9th American Oaks: Riviera Chic,
Victor Espinoza rides, 121 pounds; Antares World, Frank Alvarado, 121; Weekend
Magic, Alsonso Quionez, 121; Harmonious, Martin Garcia, 121; City To City, Joel
Rosario, 121: Andina, Rafael Bejarano, 121 and Cozi Rosie, Mike Smith, 121.
though defending champion Tuscan Evening is awaiting a stakes date at Arlington Park, Hollendorfer has a chance to win
the Royal Heroine Mile for a second year in a row.
trainer will be represented by U R All That I Am in the Grade II.
daughter of Valid Wager and the Fort Calgary mare Fort Silver
owned by breeder Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, U R All That I Am is aiming for her
third stakes win of the meet.
4-year-old won the 7 ½ furlong B. Thoughtful over Cushion Track on California
Gold Rush Day (April 24) , then stretched to a mile on turf and won the Fran’s
Valentine on May 23. Both of those victories came in races restricted to California breds.
R All That I Am’s last win against open company came in an optional claimer at
six furlongs over Tapeta last Oct. 4 at Golden Gate Fields.
has won eight of 15 and earned $307,628. Hollendorfer is trying to become the
third trainer with multiple victories in the race. Julio Canani has won three
and the late Bobby Frankel won twice.
Have Her, a consistent 6-year-old daughter of Royal Academy
and the Rahy mare Winnowing is exiting a Grade 1 for owner Green Lantern
Stables and trainer Jenine Sahadi. She finished sixth in the Gamely on May 29,
a race won by Tuscan Evening.
than third only once in nine races on grass at the Royal Heroine distance,
Gotta Have Her has eight wins in 26 lifetime starts and has earned $882,608.
the field of six are Burg Berg, who has won three of 12 and earned $140,555 for
owner-breeders John and Cheryl Toffan and trainer Paco Gonzalez, Rosey de
Megeve, second behind Turning Top in the Redondo Beach on June 5, Spring Style,
idle since finishing sixth in the Buena Vista Handicap on Feb. 15 at Santa
Anita and Exquisite.
field for the 14th Royal Heroine Mile: U R All That I Am, Rafael
Bejarano rides, 117 pounds; Gotta Have Her, Tyler Baze, 121; Rosey de Megeve,
Martin Garcia, 117; Spring Style, Alonso Quinonez, 117; Burg Berg, Joel
Rosario, 117 and Exquisite, Victor Espinoza, 117.