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Killer Graces Training Well for Santa Ysabel

December 10, 2011.Killer Graces ridden by Joe Talamo taking the lead in the stretch and winning the Hollywood Starlet at Hollywood Park, Inglewood, CA

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 1/16 miles.

 

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 pleasant surprise.”

 

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.

 

 

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