Killer Graces, a maiden when she was purchased privately by Hall of
Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer for a partnership, became a Grade I
winner when she captured the Hollywood Starlet on Dec. 10. Next up:
Saturday’s Grade III Santa Ysabel Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at 1
The chestnut daughter of Congaree has two bullet works at Santa Anita going into the race.
“She’s training very good,” said Hollendorfer assistant Dan
Ward. “She was a maiden when we bought her right after her first race
(second by a nose at Hollywood Park last May 11) and she’s really been a
Joe Talamo concurs. “It seems like every race she gets better and
better,” said the 22-year-old jockey, who has ridden Killer Graces in
six of her eight races, winning three, including the Hollywood Starlet.
“She’s been working up a storm.”
The field for the Santa Ysabel, which goes as race three on a
10-race program: Coup de Coeur, Joel Rosario; Eden’s Moon, Martin
Garcia; Batalha, Chantal Sutherland; Willa B Awesome, Martin Pedroza;
Lady of Shamrock, Mike Smith; Killer Graces, Talamo; and Charm the
Maker, Rafael Bejarano.
Charm the Maker blew out three furlongs on Santa Anita’s fast main track Thursday in 36.60, breezing, for Ron McAnally.