Streaker Mel’s Game headlines the field for the $125,000
Tiznow Stakes, which is for older males at 7 ½ furlongs. It goes as the fifth
race, making it the kickoff leg in the $150,000-guaranteed Pick Six.
Trained by Mitchell for owner-breeder Alexander, Mel’s Game
is undefeated in three races with blinkers in 2013.
A 4-year-old Game Plan colt out of the Malek mare Melinda
Rose, he has started five times and earned $121,070. Mel’s Game finished
seventh and third in two Betfair
appearances as a 3-year-old.
John Scott, who is 2-for-2 over Cushion Track, shortens up
after a nose win in the grassy Crystal Water Stakes Jan. 26 at Santa Anita.
Trained by Carla Gaines for owner-breeder Harris Farms,
Inc., the 6-year-old Bertrando gelding out of the Deputy Minister mare Henlopen
has won half of his 12 races and banked $460,304. Gaines and Harris won this
race in 2006 with Lucky J.H.
Holladay Road will be making his first start of 2013 for
owners Gary and Wendy Broad and trainer Julio Canani.
Inactive since finishing sixth in the California Cup Classic
last Oct. 13, the 8-year-old Street Cry gelding will be seeking his eighth win
in his 20th start. Out of the Great Commotion mare Blending Element,
has earned $355,252. He has yet to compete over Cushion Track.
Late runner Kate’s Event will try for his second consecutive
win for owner-breeder William Ziering and Hollendorfer. A come-from-behind
winner over a wet fast track April 7 at Santa Anita, the son of Event of the
Year and the Mane Minister mare Nordidid has won five of 15 and earned
He Be Fire N Ice goes turf to synthetic for trainer John
Sadler after an 8-1 upset in a miler April 5 at Santa Anita.
Owned by Cicero Farms, the 5-year-old gray son of Unusual
Heat and the Deputy Commander mare Deputy Tombe has won two of eight while
Like Holladay Road, Planet Sunshine will be making his first
start since last fall for owner-breeder Thomas Shapiro and trainer Art Sherman.
A 5-year-old gelded son of Benchmark and the Lucky North
mare Sunshine Dreamer, Planet Sunshine is 4-for-13 with a bankroll of $122,612.
Rock Me Baby, who has won three of four for West Point
Thoroughbreds and trainer Craig Dollase, returns to the scene of his debut win.
The 4-year-old Rock Hard Ten gelding out of the Tale of the Cat mare Barbara
Orr, won a $50,000 maiden claimer versus state breds last Dec. 13 over Cushion
Track. Rock Me Baby has earned $82,400.
Bailouttheminister ships from Golden Gate for owners Theresa
and Edward DeNike and trainer Keith Nations after an allowance win March 15 at
The son of Ministers Wild Cat and the Smokester mare T.G.’s
Girl has won seven of 19. The 5-year-old gelding has earnings of $239,654.
From inside out, the field for the Tiznow Stakes: Mel’s
Game, Julien Leparoux rides, 120 pounds; Kate’s Event, Rafael Bejarano, 120;
Holladay Road, Joe Talamo, 122; Planet Sunshine, Victor Espinoza, 118; He Be
Fire N Ice, Tyler Baze, 118; John Scott, Martin Garcia, 124; Rock Me Baby,
Edwin Maldonado, 118 and Bailouttheminister, Martin Pedroza, 120.