Photo: Hollywood Park
Shotgun Gulch, winner of the Grade I Madison Stakes at
Keeneland in April, is scheduled to be shipped here from Texas today for the
$200,000 A Gleam Handicap for fillies and mares July 16.
The Grade II test at seven furlongs on Cushion Track is a
“Win and You’re In” race for the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint November
4 at Churchill Downs.
Shotgun Gulch, a 4-year-old filly by Thunder Gulch, is
owned, trained and bred by C.R. Trout. She has won 7 of 18 starts and earned
$488,309. She worked five furlongs in a bullet 59.40 at Lone Star Park Saturday before her trip west.
Milady Handicap winner Ultra Blend, another A Gleam
candidate, worked six furlongs in 1:13.20 Saturday for trainer Art Sherman.
ABRAMS TO UNDERGO
Trainer Barry Abrams will undergo surgery for a recurrence
of throat cancer at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena Tuesday.
“I had it six years ago, and it came back,” said Abrams
Sunday. “It’s a small mass in a bad area, near the jugular vein and carotid
artery. It’s a major surgery, about five hours.
“I should be in the hospital about a week,” said the
57-year-old Arcadia resident. “I’ll recuperate at home watching the races at Del Mar.”
Abrams said that assistant Richard Baltas will supervise his
32-horse stable while he recovers.
“I have no fear; let’s get it done already,” said Abrams.