In Saturday's Hollywood Turf Cup,
Lucayan will try to rebound from a subpar performance in the Grade I
Canadian International over a yielding course Oct. 27 at Woodbine.
Trained by Hall of Famer Neil Drysdale for Pandora Stud, Lucayan is seeking his first win in his seventh start in North America.
The French bred son of
Turtle Bowl and the Grand Lodge mare La Vitava has hit the board in
three graded events for Drysdale, including a second behind Obviously in
the Grade II American Handicap May 25.
Temeraine will be making his initial appearance in California for
owner-breeder Niall Racing and trainer Tom Proctor.
The 4-year-old Arch
gelding and the Known Fact mare Lonely Fact has won five of 17 and
banked $455,629. He was fifth in the Canadian International in his most
Woodbine is one of seven
tracks where Temeraine has competed, following Tampa Bay Downs,
Keeneland, Churchill Downs, Arlington Park, Kentucky Downs and
Artic North returns to California after splitting the field in the Grade III Red Smith Handicap Nov. 16 at Aqueduct.
Trained by Peter Miller
for Wachtel Stable and Leonard Friedman, the 4-year-old North Light
gelding and the Royal Academy mare Ms Isadorable has won twice in five
races and earned $80,935.
Winless in 14 starts in
2013, Huntsville will stretch to 12 furlongs for the first time since
finishing last in the Grade II San Luis Rey March 16.
Owned by co-breeder
Madeline Auerbach and trainer Barry Abrams, who won the 2010 Turf Cup
with Unusual Suspect, the 4-year-old gelded son of Unusual Heat and the
Jade Hunter mare Lethal Hunter has won three of 35
and earned $281,271.
Segway will step into a
graded race for the first time in his career for owner-breeders Alain
and Gerard Wertheimer and Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella.
The 4-year-old Giant’s
Causeway gelding out of the Seattle Slew mare Slow Down steps up after
winning an optional claimer by 1 ½ lengths Oct. 27 at Santa Anita.
Mandella is seeking his
fourth win in the Turf Cup, having won previously with The Hague (1982),
Lazy Lode (1999) and Boboman (2006).
Irish Surf is wheeling
back in 13 days for Thor-Bred Stable and breeder Gaineway Farm after
trailing in the Grade I Hollywood Derby.
Trained by Dan Hendricks,
the 3-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway and the Seattle Slew mare
Surfside has won twice in 13 starts and earned $121,860.From inside out, the field for the 31st
Hollywood Turf Cup: Artic North, Joe Talamo rides, 120 pounds; Irish
Surf, Jose Valdivia, Jr., 116; Segway, Mike Smith, 120; Huntsville,
Corey Nakatani, 120; Temeraine,
Gary Stevens, 122 and Lucayan, Joel Rosario, 120.