Golden Itiz, who earned the only graded win of his career in
the 2010 Affirmed Handicap, returns to Cushion Track in the $60,000 Yo Eleven
Stakes Friday night at Hollywood Park.
Photo: Hollywood Park
The 7 ½ furlong race attracted four others. Post time is
7:05 p.m. for the first of two Friday night programs during the 26-day Autumn
meet, which kicks off Thursday.
Owned by the Jay Em Ess Stable of the late Mace Siegel and
his daughter Samantha and trained by Ron Ellis, Golden Itiz has won four of
nine and earned $160,480. He will make his first start in blinkers Friday.
A 4-year-old son of Tiznow and the Dixieland Band mare
Golden Tiy, Golden Itiz, who won the Grade III Affirmed by a half-length as the
9-10 favorite, is 3-for-4 over Cushion Track. His most recent win came in an
allowance going seven furlongs when defeating Red Door Drive by a half-length July 10.
Bob Baffert, who led the trainer standings during the 2011
Spring/Summer meet, will be represented by Tweebster and Racing Aptitude in the
Owned by Kaleem Shah Inc., Tweebster, a 4-year-old Tapit
ridgling out of the Open Forum mare H.R.H. Doodle, has won three of 13 and
He has not been worse than second in three races over
Cushion Track, winning twice. The gray has been idle since finishing seventh in
the Santa Anita Handicap March 9.
A 3-year-old Aptitude gelding out of the Saint Ballado mare
Ecclesiastes, Racing Aptitude has won twice in 10 starts. Owned by breeder Don
Dizney, Racing Aptitude has earned $106,260. He will be making his initial
appearance at Hollywood
El Gato Malo will be seeking his first win since Sept. 8,
2009 for West Point Thoroughbreds and trainer Craig Dollase.
The 6-year-old El Corredor gelding and the Mountain Cat mare
One Bad Cat has six wins in 19 lifetime outings with a bankroll of $597,348.
His last victory came in an optional claimer over the grass at Del Mar. He is
0-for-7 since, including a last place finish in the Grade III Morvich Oct. 10
at Santa Anita.
Winner of the Grade I Breeders’ Futurity at Keeneland prior
to a runner-up finish in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile in 2008 at Santa Anita,
Square Eddie exits the Grade I Ancient Title Oct. 8. for owner J. Paul Reddam
and trainer Doug O’Neill. The 5-year-old Smart Strike horse out of the El Gran
Senor mare Forty Gran has won three of 17 and earned $854,756. He trailed in
the Grade III Native Diver Handicap Dec. 12, 2009 in his only previous start
over Cushion Track.
From inside out, the field for the Yo Eleven: Tweebster,
Rafael Bejarano rides, 118 pounds; Racing Aptitude, Martin Garcia, 116; Golden
Itiz, Joe Talamo, 124; El Gato Malo, David Flores; 118 and Square Eddie, Joel
After the races are over Friday night, a concert starring
Steel Pulse will begin at approximately 10:30 p.m. at the North