Photo: Hollywood Park
a stakes winner at the spring-summer meet, U R All That I Am will switch to the
turf in search of another in the $60,000 Fran’s Valentine on Sunday at Hollywood Park.
by owners Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC and trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, U R
All That I Am has won seven of 14 while earning $270,188.
latest victory came in the B. Thoughtful Stakes on April 24, which was
California Gold Rush Day.
1-2 favorite against four opponents, the 4-year-old Valid Wager filly and the
Fort Calgary mare Fort Silver won by a half-length over Ruffled Feathers.
the Fran’s Valentine, a one mile race restricted to California bred fillies and mares, U R All
That I Am will be making only her second start on grass. She was beaten a head
by Unzip Me when 19-1 in her first on the surface in the $100,000 Irish O’Brien
on the hillside course at Santa Anita on March 20.
Bejarano rides and she will carry 120 pounds.
for his first win in the Fran’s Valentine, Hollendorfer is also scheduled to run
You Lift Me Up, a mare he co-owns with George Todaro.
5-year-old daughter of Lord Carson and the Green Dancer mare Up On Her Toes,
You Lift Me Up has won eight of 32, amassing a $443,299 bankroll. She has had
most of her success on turf. Six of her victories and $349,235 of her earnings
have come on grass.
her first start of the meet, You Lift Me Up finished third, 1 ¼ lengths behind
winner Medaglia d’Amour, in the Wilshire Handicap, a Grade III, on May 1. She
has a win and two seconds in four races on the Hollywood Park
turf. She will carry high weight of 124 pounds. Joel Rosario has the mount.
in the B. Thoughtful, Lady Alex should appreciate the switch to turf. She is
2-for-2 on grass for owner Tom Mankiewicz and trainer John Sadler. A 4-year-old
daughter of Benchmark out of the Mutakkdim mare Go Ask Daisy, Lady Alex is
4-for-13 with earnings of $136,376. All of her wins have come since being
claimed for $40,000 out of a maiden race last June 14 at Hollywood Park.
Warrior is also a two time grass winner, but has yet to win around two turns
for breeder, owner and trainer Bruce Headley. The 5-year-old One Man Army mare
out of the Native Repent mare Marrakech Gold was most recently fifth in an
optional claimer on April 28 on Cushion Track.
behind Camille C. in the $150,000 Melair on April 24, Salty Fries will be
making her first start on turf Sunday. An In Excess filly out of the Salt Lake
mare Salty Steph, she is owned by breeder Legacy Ranch and trained by David
Hofmans. A winner of three of nine with earnings of $119,122, she was
supplemented to the Fran’s Valentine for $1,200. Salty Fries is the lone
3-year-old in the field.
the inside out, here is the lineup for the 15th running of the
$60,000 Fran’s Valentine Stakes: Lady Alex, Joe Talamo rides, 120 pounds; Woman
Warrior, Mike Smith, 120; Salty Fries, Alonso Quinonez, 116; You Lift Me Up,
Joel Rosario, 124 and U R All That I Am, Rafael Bejarano, 120.
Fran’s Valentine is the third of nine races on the Sunday card. Post time is 1