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Schiaparelli Stretches Out in Royal Heroine Mile

Schiaparelli will race beyond 6 ½ furlongs for the first time in her career in the Royal Heroine Mile.

Owned by breeder Ran Jan Racing, Inc. and trained by Mike Puype, the 5-year-old gray daughter of Ghostzapper and the Avenue of Flags mare Cambiocorsa has won four of eight and earned $184,184.

Schiaparelli comes off a decisive win as the 3-5 favorite in the Great Lady M. Stakes May 26, her second win in three starts over the Betfair Hollywood Park turf.

My Gi Gi will be seeking her first win since defeating Lady of Shamrock by a nose in the Grade II Honeymoon Handicap June 9, 2012.

Owned by Dennis Conner, Lloyd Debruycker and Wade Jacobsen and trained by Peter Eurton, the 4-year-old E Dubai filly finished fifth in the Grade I Gamely May 27, her first start in eight months. Out of the Sadler’s Wells mare Relish the Thought, My Gi Gi has won two of 11 and earned $255,540.

Stormy Lucy finished fast for fourth in the Redondo Beach Stakes June 9 in her 2013 bow for Erica Gaunt and trainer Frank Lucarelli.

A daughter of Stormy Atlantic and the Dixieland Band mare Here Comes Lucinda, the 4-year-old has won four of 14 and banked $210,470. Prior to the Redondo Beach, Stormy Lucy had been away since trailing in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf last Nov. 2.

I Dazzle returns to turf after finishing third behind Open Water and Lady of Fifty in the Grade II Marjorie L. Everett Handicap May 18.

Trained by Sadler for owners Katie Jones and Peter Peluso, the 5-year-old Hold That Tiger mare has won four of 17 and banked $196,837. Out of the Carson City mare Miss Cheers, the 5-year-old, who was bred in Louisiana, has earned three of her victories on grass.

Appealing had a two-race win streak snapped when she finished ninth of 11 after pressing the pace in the Redondo Beach.

Trained by Paddy Gallagher for owner Yvonne Jacques, the 4-year-old daughter of Bertolini and the Spectrum mare Radiant Energy has won four of 12. The Irish-bred, who won an optional claimer by 3 ½ lengths at the Royal Heroine distance in her Betfair Hollywood Park debut May 19, has earned $98,629.

Egg Drop won by three-quarters of a length in her initial try on grass in a $57,842 allowance May 24.

Owned by Little Red Feather Racing and trained by Mike Mitchell, the gray daughter of Alphabet Soup and the Adhocracy mare Rehocracy has won three of eight. The 4-year-old has earned $134,020.

From inside out, the field for the 17th Royal Heroine Mile: Stormy Lucy, Martin Pedroza rides, 123 pounds; Appealing, Mike Smith, 117; Schiaparelli, Joe Talamo, 117; My Gi Gi, Edwin Maldonado, 115; Egg Drop, Martin Garcia, 117 and I Dazzle, Rafael Bejarano, 123.

 

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