undefeated since switched to turf, leading most of the way in the
$52,750 feature Thursday at Betfair Hollywood Park.Owned by Anthony Fanticola
and Joseph Scardino and trained by Mike Mitchell, the 3-year-old Silent
Name filly has won three in a row on grass after beginning her career
with a pair of seconds and a third on Del
Out of the Tabasco Cat
mare Catalina Cat, Fanticola took over from Ricspretentiousgal while
between horses into the first turn, relaxed well under jockey Joe Talamo
and repelled all challengers in the final quarter
of a mile.
Bred in Ontario, Canada by
Hedgestone Management and Frank Mermenst, Fanticola, who won by
three-quarters of a length, covered the 1 1/16 miles in 1:41.77 and paid
$13.40, $6.80 and $4.80. She’s earned $144,800.
The victory was the 905th
at Hollywood Park for Mitchell, who is second on the all-time list at
the historic track, which will have its final day of racing Sunday, Dec.
Bobby Frankel, the legendary Hall of Famer who died in 2009, leads with 952 wins.
Wittgenstein, a 19-1 shot,
was second, a half-length in front of 11-1 outsider Fantastic Mizz, who
finished a head in front of a troubled Flashy Ways.
Making her third start on
the BHP grass – she finished seventh in the Grade II Honeymoon Handicap
and eighth in the Grade I American Oaks earlier in the year –
Wittgenstein paid $14.20 and $10. The show price on
Fantastic Mizz was $8.40.
Completing the order of
finish were Silver Hustler, 2-1 favorite Indecise, Ricspretentiousgal
and 7-2 second choice Miss Well Molded.