has two for the money in Saturday’s Grade II Santa Monica Stakes for older fillies and mares at seven furlongs: La Brea winner Heir Kitty
and newcomer to Miller’s barn Lexington Pearl.
Heir Kitty pulled a 13-1 upset in the Grade I La Brea, her first stakes win. Lexington Pearl has been racing on the East Coast for Miller Racing, LLC (no relation to Peter). The 5-year-old daughter of Elusive Quality has never won a stakes race in the U.S..
“I’ve had her for, I don’t know, three or four weeks,” Miller said of the 5-year-old Kentucky-bred chestnut mare. “She’s training well.
“Heir Kitty is doing super,” Miller said of the 4-year-old daughter of Wildcat Heir owned by David Bernsen and Paul Makin. “This is a good distance for her and she likes this track.”