Photo: Hollywood Park
Capital Plan will stretch to the distance of her last win in
the $100,000 Beverly Hills Handicap Sunday at Betfair Hollywood Park.
A Grade III at 1 ¼ miles on turf, the Beverly Hills is the
eighth of nine races. Post time is 1 p.m. Track gates will open at 9:55 a.m.
Owned by Mark DeDomenico LLC and Hall of Fame trainer Jerry
Hollendorfer, Capital Plan won the Grade II Santa Barbara Handicap at 10
furlongs April 21 at Santa Anita.
The 4-year-old Rock Hard Ten filly out of the Strawberry
Road mare Miss Dahlia returned to finish third – defeated by one length – by
Belle Royale in the Grade I Gamely Stakes May 28 at Betfair Hollywood Park.
Capital Plan has won four of 11 and earned $245,800.
Joel Rosario is back aboard Capital Plan on his final day in
Southern California before he begins riding regularly at Belmont Park June 27. Rosario
is 1-for-2 in collaboration with the Kentucky
bred, winning an allowance race over Cushion Track last Dec. 14.
Trained by Jeff Bonde for owners Anthony Bilich, Charles
Cline, Dennis Raihill and George Schmitt, Cambina will be trying to end a seven
race losing streak. The 4-year-old daughter of Hawk Wing and the Peintre
Celebre mare Await has not won since finishing on even terms with Nereid in the
Grade I American Oaks last July 16.
The Irish bred, who is 6-for-19 lifetime with a bankroll of
$428,426, was most recently fifth in the Gamely, 2 ¾ lengths behind Belle
For Camille C, a California bred daughter of Roman Dancer
and the Rahy mare Paris Operetta, the dry spell is even longer. The 5-year-old
is winless in her last 16 races for owner Carlos Polanco and his brother,
trainer Marcelo Polanco. Camille C, who has won three of 29 and earned
$383,605, collected her last victory in the Melair Stakes April 24, 2010.
Trainer Simon Callaghan, who won this race with Turning Top
two years ago, will be represented by Imperialistic Diva in 2012.
Owned by California Horse Racing board member Charles
Winner, Imperialistic Diva comes off a nose win in an optional claimer May 31.
The Irish bred daughter of Haafhd and the Imperial Ballet mare Imperialistic
has won three of 17 and banked $121,699. The 4-year-old has picked up two of
her wins over the Betfair
Quaintly will try her own sex for the first time in the
United States after consecutive runner-up efforts against males for owners Mrs.
John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith.
Trained by Patrick Biancone, Quaintly chased Lumberyard Jack
in an optional claimer April 20 at Santa Anita, then was defeated by 4 ½
lengths by Dhaamer in the Round Table Handicap May 13. Both of those races were
at 1 ½ miles on turf.
A 4-year-old filly by Giant’s Causeway and the Seeking the
Gold mare Measure, Quaintly has won two of 13. Her bankroll is $54,142.
Slane Castle will be making her fifth start of the
Spring/Summer meet for trainer Robert Leonard and owners Elizabeth and Patrick
Everard and Penley Leonard.
A daughter of Castledale out of the Kris S. mare Clean Up, Slane Castle
has one win in 13 starts and earnings of $51,140. The 4-year-old has yet to hit
the board in seven races on turf.
Brice Blanc has the call on Slane Castle. Should the jockey
spring the huge surprise, he would become the first rider to win the Beverly Hills three times
in a row. Blanc has won the last two years with the aforementioned Turning Top
and Malibu Pier.
From inside out, the field for the Beverly Hills Handicap:
Quaintly, Victor Espinoza rides, 113 pounds; Cambina, Garrett Gomez, 118; Slane
Castle, Brice Blanc, 110; Capital Plan, Joel Rosario, 118; Imperialistic Diva,
Joe Talamo, 113 and Camille C, Martin Garcia, 112.