made it consecutive gate-to-wire wins over the Betfair
Hollywood Park turf course, prevailing by 2 ¼ lengths in Friday’s
Conditioned by John Sadler, who has clinched his fourth training title at BHP, for Hronis Racing LLC,
the 4-year-old Kodiac filly out of the Rainbow Quest mare Rainbowskia,
Miss Ellany established a clear advantage exiting the first turn and
wasn’t seriously menaced the rest of the way under jockey Edwin
An Irish bred who was defeated by a combined 59 lengths in her first
three starts in the United States, Miss Ellany preceded Friday’s
victory with a 1 ½-length score in a $55,722 allowance June 15.
A winner of four of 14, Miss Ellany has banked $84,285. She
completed the mile in 1:34.89 and paid $3.60, $2.40 and $2.10 as the 4-5
Freedom Reigns, who trailed for most of the eight furlongs, rallied
strongly for second, finishing 5 ¼ lengths in front of High Jinks, a
Brazilian-bred making her first start in the country for trainer A.C.
The 2-1 second choice, Freedom Reigns paid $2.80 and $2.20 while the show price on High Jinks was $3.
Koko Loca and Creditcardroulette completed the order of finish.
Miss Ellany’s victory was the 27th of the Spring/Summer meet for
Sadler, leaving him six in front of Mike Puype, who only has five horses
left to run the final two days of the season.
Sadler, who will turn 57 July 30, won his first S/S title in 2008 and also led the Autumn meet in 2007 and 2009.
The jockey’s race remains a three-pronged battle. Joe Talamo, who is
seeking his first local title, has 50 victories, leaving him two up on
defending S/S champion Rafael Bejarano and three ahead of Maldonado, who
won the 2012 Autumn meet.