Nechez Dawn looks like she’ll be a pace factor in the Grade I La Brea
Stakes for 3-year-old fillies on opening day. Trainer Jeff Bonde feels
the consistent daughter of Indian Charlie will run her race again after
missing by a neck in the Dec. 1 Skillful Joy Stakes, which was scheduled
to be run on turf but was moved to Betfair Hollywood Park’s Cushion
Track due to inclement weather.
“The track was a little slow that day,” Bonde said, with the
final time of 1:13 for six furlongs supporting his statement. “She’s
been running well. We expect another strong effort.”
Nachez Dawn will be making her first start at Santa Anita in the seven furlong La Brea.
The field for the La Brea: Mamma Kimbo, Mike Smith; Nachez Dawn,
Edwin Maldonado; Reneesgotzip, Garrett Gomez; Creditcardroulette, Joel
Rosario; My Miss Aurelia, Corey Nakatani; Candrea, Martin Garcia; and
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