Photo: Hollywood Park
only her second start outside the California
bred ranks, Ruffled Feathers took advantage of a quick pace to capture the
$53,120 feature Friday night at Hollywood
by Paddy Gallagher for owners Richard Bronson, Steve Lavino, Michael Riordan
and Anthony Shaw, the 4-year-old daughter of Include and the Awesome Again mare
Diane Again rallied widest to win for the third time in eight starts on turf.
by Victor Espinoza, the 7-2 third choice won by 1 ¼ lengths, completing the
mile 1:35.03. Bred by Legacy Ranch, Inc., Ruffled Feathers has been worse than
third only once on grass.
behind U R All That I Am, who has since won the Fran’s Valentine Stakes, in the
B. Thoughtful on Cushion Track on April 24, Ruffled Feathers is 3-for-13 overall.
Boosting her earnings to $168,054, she paid $9, $4.20 and $3.20.
Nadia finished second for the third time in four starts for trainer Jerry
Hollendorfer, returning $5.20 and $3.80. The show price on Entabeni, one of two
starters for trainer John Sadler in the race and the longest shot in the field
at 28-1, was $9.40. She finished a head behind El Nadia.
Dreaming, debuting for Sadler after making eight starts in Florida
and New York
for trainer Jim Toner, disappointed, finishing sixth as the 5-2 second choice.
Lady Francesca, the 2-1 favorite, ran fourth.
two turns for the first time since finishing off the board in the Hatoof last
Aug. 8 at Arlington Park, Fleet Streak had a clear advantage after a swift
46.14 half mile, but began to falter entering the stretch, setting things up
for the winner.
resumes Saturday. Post time is 1 p.m.
highlight of the 10 race program is the $250,000 Gamely Stakes, the first Grade
1 of the meet.
Evening, who won four consecutive graded events at Santa Anita en route to
Horse of the Meet honors, is the 9-5 morning line favorite in the 1 1/8 mile
5-year-old mare will have six opponents after the Friday morning scratch of