Photo: Hollywood Park
Dawnie Macho, who defeated maidens by five lengths in a
record setting debut last month at Arlington Park, will make her first start
for trainer John Sadler in the $100,000 Landaluce Stakes Sunday at Hollywood
Purchased privately by owners Gary and Cecil Barber, the
Macho Uno filly out of the Montbrook mare Blush Of Dawn will face seven other
2-year-old fillies in the ungraded race at six furlongs.
A $5,000 yearling purchase last August at an Ocala sale,
Dawnie Macho completed the 4 ½ furlongs on June 12 in 51.16 seconds, eclipsing
the previous track record of 51.22 for the distance. The old record had been
set by My Dominick James on June 8, 2008.
bred, who earned $16,000 for the victory, will be ridden by Joe Talamo. Sadler
is looking for his second win in the race in three years, having won in 2008
with Emmy Darling.
She’ll Heir, who survived a stewards’ inquiry to win the
Cinderella Stakes in her first start in California
on June 9, will be looking to remain undefeated.
The daughter of Wildcat Heir and the Favorite Trick mare The
Tricks On Me, She’ll Heir won at first asking at Keeneland on April 9. She was
subsequently purchased privately by trainer Vladimir Cerin for owners David and
Her two wins have been worth $62,580. Rafael Bejarano will
again ride and she will carry high weight of 120 pounds.
Second behind eventual Hollywood Juvenile Championship
winner J P’s Gusto when the 1-5 favorite in the Willard L. Proctor Memorial on
May 31, Belleofthebridle will try to stay perfect against her own sex in the
Owned by a partnership and trained by Walther Solis,
Belleofthebridle won by 5 ¾ lengths in her debut in the first race of the
spring-summer meet on April 21. The daughter of Yes It’s True and the Unbridled
mare Unbridled Appeal has earned $36,920.
Another first out winner in the field is Moonstruck Maya. A
daughter of Malibu Moon and the Crafty Prospector mare Astickyproposition, she
debuted with a nose victory as the 4-5 favorite against only three opponents on
June 16. She is owned by West Point Thoroughbreds and trained by Craig Dollase.
Her win was worth $24,600.
The field also includes Hi Ho Yodeler, who was fourth in the
Cinderella, Izshelegal, Michailasheartlite, who defeated $32,000 maidens on June
18 and Cinderella runner-up Swiss Wild Cat.
Owned by 3R3 Racing LLC and Randy and Lisa Lynch, Izshelegal
is a first time starter by Maria’s Mon out of the A.P. Indy mare Unkatzable.
She is trained by Terry Knight.
From inside out, the field for the 66th
Landaluce: Belleofthebridle, David Flores rides, 117 pounds; Dawnie Macho, Joe
Talamo, 117; Moonstruck Maya, Joel Rosario, 117; Izshelegal, Victor Espinoza,
115; She’ll Heir, Rafael Bejarano, 120; Michailasheartlite, Corey Nakatani,
117; Swiss Wild Cat, Christian Santiago Reyes, 117 and Hi Ho Yodeler, Martin
The Landaluce is the eighth of nine races. Post time is 1