Killer Graces heads a lineup of seven 3-year-old fillies going 1 1/8
miles on turf in the 32nd running of the Grade II, $150,000 Providencia
The Providencia will mark the first start on turf for the
daughter of Congaree who won the Grade I Hollywood Starlet last December
at Hollywood Park and who ran second to Willa B Awesome in the Grade
III Santa Ysabel Stakes at Santa Anita on Jan. 28.
Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer for a partnership, Killer Graces
will be ridden for the first time by Bejarano while carrying high weight
of 123 pounds. She is the most accomplished runner in the field with
earnings of $414,830 from a 3-4-0 record in 10 career starts. The
Providencia is carded as the eighth race.
The complete field for the Providencia Stakes, with jockeys and
weights in post position order: Lady of Shamrock, Smith, 118; Island
Paradise, David Flores, 118; Killer Graces, Bejarano, 123; Byrama,
Gomez, 118; Charm the Maker, Rosario, 118; Ms Pianist, Martin Pedroza,
118, and Indigo River, Talamo, 118.
Following three successive stakes victories in England,
Irish-bred Belle Royale will make her U.S. debut for trainer Simon
Callaghan in the $75,000 American Beauty Stakes for older fillies and
mares at one mile on turf. Rosario rides the 4-year-old Val Royal filly,
who earned $161,611 in Great Britain from an 8-7-0 record in 24 starts.
She carries high weight of 123 pounds in the field of nine. The
American Beauty will go as the 10th race.
The complete field for the American Beauty Stakes, with jockeys
and weights in post position order: Rosehill Dew, Gomez, 116; Calle
Vista, Garcia, 116; A Jealous Woman, Brice Blanc, 116; Belle Royale,
Rosario, 123; Imperialistic Diva, Eswan Flores, 116; Sweetly Peppered,
Bejarano, 120; Briecat, Talamo, 118; Gem of Soul, Edwin Maldonado, 116,
and Go Forth North, David Flores, 116.