Photo: Hollywood Park
Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer nominated
Dance to My Tune to both the $250,000 Vanity Handicap at 1 1/8 miles on June 13
and the $60,000-added Desert Stormer Handicap at six furlongs Saturday.
Rather than face Zenyatta again in
the Vanity, Hollendorfer indicated the 6-year-old chestnut mare will shorten up
in the Desert Stormer.
Dance to My Tune, second to Zenyatta
in the Santa Margarita Handicap, seeks to end an 18-race losing streak, dating
to her last win in the Jammed Lovely Stakes in 2007 at Woodbine. Rafael
Bejarano will ride.
Jockey Mike Smith, who won the
Desert Stormer last year on Coco Belle, will seek a record-equaling third
victory aboard Free Flying Soul. Eddie Delahoussaye won the race three times.
Trainer John Sadler, who saddled
Coco Belle, seeks a repeat with Alpha Kitten (Tyler Baze).
Other probable starters include
Sweet August Moon (Joe Talamo), New
Mexico import Came West (Alonso Quinonez) and at
least one of five Bob Baffert nominees: Fund Raiser, Moon de French, Rapport,
Toro Bonito and Via Veneto.