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Breeders Cup 2015

Dawnie Macho Tops Landaluce

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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 Park.


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.


The Florida 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 Holly Wilson.


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 Landaluce.


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 Garcia, 117.


The Landaluce is the eighth of nine races. Post time is 1 p.m.




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