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who finished fifth in the Santa Anita Derby in his first start in Southern
California on April 3, will try a shorter distance in the $100,000 Lazaro S.
Barrera Memorial Stakes on Saturday at Hollywood Park.
by Olympia Star Incorporated and trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, Skipshot will
face nine other 3-year-olds in the Grade III at seven furlongs on Cushion Track.
son of the recently deceased Skip Away and the Sunny’s Halo mare Heavenly Note,
Skipshot finished 7 ¾ lengths behind Sidney’s Candy in the Santa Anita Derby
while defeating half the field.
$120,000 purchase as a 2-year-old, Skipshot won three of six in Northern California
prior to his Grade 1 debut. He was off the board in two of his first three
races, then won three in succession at Golden Gate Fields between Jan. 31-March
earnings of $71,030, Skipshot will be ridden by Rafael Bejarano and will carry
terms of victories, Macias is the most accomplished member of the Barrera field.
by Bob Baffert for Ahmed Zayat, the Purge colt out of the Tropular mare Azeina
has won four times in eight starts while earning $167,597.
will be making his first appearance of 2010 on something other than turf. In
his most recent main track effort, Macias was fourth in the Hollywood Prevue, a
Grade III, last Nov. 21. His first two victories came on the Pro Ride at Santa
Anita, including a neck win in the Jack Goodman last Oct. 31.
who will be ridden by David Flores, will carry top weight of 123 pounds.
who is looking for his first win in the Barrera, is also scheduled to start
gray son of Tapit and the Boston
mare Harve de Grace owned by Kaleem Shah, Concord Point has won twice in three
races, banking $56,750. He will be making his Hollywood
debut. Martin Garcia has the mount and Concord Point will carry 117.
off a sharp third place finish in the Harry Henson on turf in his first race of
the year, Smiling Tiger will switch to the main in search of his third lifetime
by Jeff Bonde for owners Philip Lebherz and Alan Klein, the son of Hold That
Tiger and the Cahill
Road mare Shandra
Smiles has not been worse than third in his five race career.
An earner of
$123,864, Smiling Tiger is seeking his initial score in a graded stakes. In
2009, he was third in both the Best Pal, a Grade II, and the Del Mar Futurity,
a Grade 1. Victor Espinoza will ride and the chestnut will carry 121.
Capital, claimed out of a victory against $40,000 California
bred maidens on March 13 by trainer Doug O’Neill, will shorten up in distance
for the Barrera. He was second behind heavily-favored Alphie’s Bet in the
$200,000 Snow Chief Stakes at nine furlongs on April 24.
Man Has A Sign, who has one win in four starts for trainer Julio Canani, will
be making his first start on Cushion Track after finishing fourth in the
Henson, Dixie Trouper is also switching surfaces after checking in sixth in the
Henson while Domonation is returning to the scene of his lone win after a
fourth place finish in a Santa Anita allowance on April 14.
field is completed by Hawaiian Springs, a well-beaten third by the
promising Golden Itiz in his first race in more than three months for
trainer Kathy Walsh on April 28 and Mr Tokyo, who finished third in the Snow
is the complete lineup for the 17th running of the $100,000 Lazaro
S. Barrera Memorial Stakes: Mr Tokyo, Alonso Quinonez rides, 115 pounds; Dixie
Trouper, Joe Talamo, 117; Skipshot, Rafael Bejarano, 119; Domonation, Joel
Rosario, 115; Macias, David Flores, 123; Big Man Has A Sign, Martin Pedroza,
115; Smiling Tiger, Victor Espinoza, 121; Working Capital, Tyler Baze, 115;
Concord Point, Martin Garcia, 117 and Hawaiian Springs, Mike Smith, 115.