Though run down by Zenyatta in Santa Anita's Grade I
Santa Margarita Handicap in March, the appropriately named Dance to My Tune
provided quite a challenge for the two-time champion older female's surging
Dan Ward, assistant to trainer Jerry Hollendorfer,
thinks the front-running Dance to My Tune could be more dangerous in Saturday's
Grade I, $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes at 1 1/16 miles -- 1/16 of a mile
shorter than the Santa Margarita.
Ward, who pointed out that all of Dance to My Tune's
wins have been on a surface much like Del
Mar's, isn't predicting a victory, but he did say, "We'll do our best in
the Hirsch. We expect to make her [Zenyatta] work for it [a potential
The possible field for the Hirsch remains at four,
with the chance of three more. Potential starters besides Dance to My Tune are
Princess Taylor, Rinterval and, of course, Zenyatta. Listed as possible are
Made for Magic, Will O Way
and Wynning Ride.