Photo: Hollywood Park
A batch of $5,000 supplementary entries were received by the
racing office Thursday for the Grade I Hollywood Derby and Matriarch and the
Grade II Citation Handicap, $250,000 cornerstones of the Turf Festival next
Six 3-year-olds were supplemented to the Hollywood Derby
November 27 at 1 ¼ miles. Three females were supplemented to the Matriarch at
one mile on November 25. Two horses were supplemented to the Citation at 1 1/16
miles on November 26.
Supplemented to the Derby were Oak Tree Derby 1-2-3
finishers Ultimate Warrior, Venomous and Cozy Kitten, Kentucky-based Willcox
Inn and New York-based Imagining and Casino Host.
Cozy Kitten worked five furlongs on turf in 1:05.80 here
Thursday morning under jockey Alonso Quinonez to the satisfaction of Blake
Heap, assistant to trainer Wesley Ward. “Just a maintenance work around the
dogs,” said Heap.
Willcox Inn, trained by Mike Stidham, won the Grade III
Hawthorne Derby in his last start October 15 after capturing the Grade II
American Derby in July.
Casino Host finished third in the Virginia Derby for trainer
Chad Brown while Phipps Stable’s Imagining has recorded a maiden win in four
outings for trainer Shug McGaughey.
Never Retreat tops a trio of Matriarch supplementaries. The
multiple stakes-winning 6-year-old millionairess comes off a sharp score in the
Grade I First Lady Stakes at Keeneland October 8 for trainer Chris Block.
Also supplemented are Maryland-based Summer Soiree, winner
of the Del Mar Oaks for trainer Graham Motion, and Madera Castana, a
Chilean-bred mare based locally with Ruben Cardenas.
Assessment, runner-up in the Lure Stakes November 5 at Santa
Anita for trainer Vann Belvoir, and War Element, fourth-place finisher in the
same race for Carla Gaines, were supplemented to the Citation.