Photo: Hollywood Park
Eblouissante, a 2-year-old half sister to retired
Horse of the Year Zenyatta, is making herself at home in the John Shirreffs
stable, which had been home to Zenyatta for more than four years.
Eblouissante, a dark bay or brown filly by Bernardini
out of the Kris S. mare Vertigineux, arrived here Thursday.
“She’s been galloping,” said assistant trainer
Michelle Jensen. “She doesn’t look like Zenyatta, but she’s a big elegant filly
and she’s got the presence, that royal aura.”
U R ALL THAT I AM WORKS FOR FRAN’S VALENTINE DEFENSE
U R All That I Am, who won the Fran’s Valentine
Stakes by 2 ¼ lengths last year, seeks to become the first repeat winner in the
16-year history of the race May 22.
U R All That I Am, a 5-year-old chestnut mare in the
Jerry Hollendorfer stable, worked four furlongs in 49 seconds here Sunday.
Winner of the Work The Crowd Stakes on the Golden
Gate Fields turf in her last start on April 23, U R All That I Am has won 10 of
24 starts and earned $404,529 for owner-breeder Tommy Town Thoroughbreds.
Rafael Bejarano has the call in the $70,000-added
Fran’s Valentine for California-bred fillies and mares at one mile on turf.
Trainer Art Sherman said that he is on the fence with
Ultra Blend between the Fran’s Valentine and the Milady Handicap the previous
Others under Fran’s Valentine consideration include
Logical Single (Chantal Sutherland), Jax El (Alonso Quinonez) and Ruffled
Feathers, who worked six furlongs in 1:14.60 Sunday.