Photo: Hollywood Park
Of Freedom, a rapid winner in his first start of 2010 earlier in the
month, will be trying to help trainer John Sadler make some history in the Los
who won the Grade III in 2009 with Red Arrow, is looking for his fifth victory
in the race. He is currently tied with Buster Millerick for the most Los Angeles wins.
by Gary and Cecil Barber, Cost Of Freedom, a 7-year-old Cee’s Tizzy gelding out
of the Moscow Ballet mare, won by 4 ½ lengths in 1:08.36 at the Los Angeles
Handicap distance on May 6.
was the California’s
bred initial outing since he finished third, a head behind winner Dancing In
Silks, in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint last Nov. 7 at Santa Anita. Claimed for
$50,000 by the Barbers on July 28, 2008 at Del Mar, Cost Of Freedom has won seven of 14
in his career while earning $606,105. Tyler Baze will ride the 122 pound top
and M One Rifle, who chased Cost Of Freedom nearly four weeks ago, return in
the Los Angeles.
The other scheduled participants are Bet On Victor, Hiya Silver, Jiggly, My
Summer Slew and E Z’s Gentleman.
One Rifle, who lost his best chance at the start in his 4-year-old debut when
he hopped at the break, earned his biggest victory in the Malibu Stakes last
Dec. 26 at Santa Anita.
by Bruce Headley, who owns the gelding in a partnership, M One Rifle, a
4-year-old son of One Man Army and the Bertrando mare Leanessa, has won four of
nine and $386,372. David Flores will ride M One Rifle for the first time as
regular jockey Mike Smith has the call on Drosselmeyer in the Belmont Stakes.
and Headley teamed to win the Los
Angeles with Street Boss in 2008, the third win in the
race for the trainer. Headley’s earlier victories came with Son Of A Pistol in
1999 and Kona Gold in 2002.
the inside out, the field for the 58th Los Angeles Handicap: Hiya
Silver, Joe Talamo rides, 114 pounds; My Summer Slew, Alonso Quinonez, 114;
Cost Of Freedom, Tyler Baze, 122; Bet On Victor, Rafael Bejarano, 114;
Stoneside, Martin Pedroza, 115; Jiggly, Victor Espinoza, 114; E Z’s Gentleman,
Christian Santiago Reyes, 116 and M One Rifle, David Flores, 119.