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Rumor Tries Downhill Turf Course Again

Barring the unforeseen, including recent erratic weather patterns, Rumor is set for Sunday’s $75,000 Wishing Well Stakes at about 6 ½ furlongs on turf.

The 5-year-old daughter of I998 Santa Anita Derby winner Indian Charlie has had one prior start on Santa Anita’s unique downhill course, finishing second by a length and a quarter in an allowance test in April of 2011. It was her third career start.

“She ran a good second here when she was just starting out,” Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella said. “I don’t see why she wouldn’t like it again.”

Owned by Ramona Bass, the Claiborne Farm of A.B. Hancock Jr., and Adele Dilschneider, Rumor will be making her first start since finishing fifth in the seven furlong Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint at Santa Anita last Nov. 3. Prior to that, she won the LA Woman Stakes at Santa Anita Oct. 7.

Mandella plans to run even if the Wishing Well comes off the turf. “She would go either way,” he said.

The field for the Wishing Well, race eight of nine: Byrama, Rafael Bejarano, 9-2; Rumor, Mike Smith,5-1; Curvy Cat, Corey Nakatani, 20-1; Nachez Dawn, Garrett Gomez, 7-2; Madera Castana, Victor Carrero, 50-1; Givine, Tyler Baze, 6-1; Candrea, Martin Garcia, 15-1; Jet Blue Girl, Julien Leparoux, 10-1; Purim’s Dancer, Gary Stevens, 6-1; Schiaparelli, Joe Talamo, 6-1; Dancingtothestars, Mario Gutierrez, 6-1; and Unkept Rendez Vous, Brice Blanc, 20-1.

Sizzling Gold was scratched.

 

 

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