Photo: Hollywood Park
Gotta Have Her, making her second start of 2010, won for the
second time on the Hollywood
grass with a last-to-first victory in the $150,000 Royal Heroine Mile.
by Green Lantern Stables and trained by Jenine Sahadi, the 6-year-old Royal
mare out of the Rahy mare Winnowing won for the ninth time in 27 starts. She
has earned $972,608.
winning for the third time at the distance, Gotta Have Her, the 11-10 favorite,
was clocked in 1:34.98. She now has three graded victories after the Grade II
off the pace after a rugged beginning under jockey Tyler Baze, Gotta Have Her
angled outside for the stretch run, took over the lead with less than an eighth
of a mile to run and defeated a stubborn Burg Berg by a half-length.
got shut off really bad right out of the gate and after that I just had to go out
there and ride the rest of the race with a lot of confidence,’’ said Baze, who
has been aboard for five of Gotta Have Her’s wins. “I know she’s going to give
me what she has. Whatever’s in her tank, she’s always going to give it. She
always has and she always will.
a very special mare for me and I’m looking forward to bigger and better things
high weight at 121 pounds, Gotta Have Her paid $4.20, $2.80 and $2.10. Burg
Berg, an 8-1 shot who set the pace, returned $6 and $2.80. She finished one
length in front of 7-5 second choice U R All That I Am, who paid $2.20 to show.
shut out in the stakes, Joel Rosario did win four times Saturday – after three
victories Friday night – to pull into a tie atop the jockey standings with Rafael
Bejarano. Both have 61 wins with 10 days remaining. Baze is third with 57.
victories came with Spirit Of Cochise in the third, Rockstar Ben in the
seventh, Precious Union in the ninth and Very Vintage in the 10th.