Jerry Hollendorfer-trained Summer Hit
, 55-days removed from a victory in the Grade III All America Stakes at Golden Gate Fields on Tapeta,
returns to the turf as the 5-2 morning line favorite in the $150,000
California Dreamin’ Handicap, co-feature on Sunday’s nine-race card.
Marty Jones-trained Compari is next at 3-1. And among the other seven
entrants for the 1 1/16-mile turf run is Barry Abrams-trained
Starspangled Heat. The 5-year-old gelded son of prominent California
sire Unusual Heat has been away since April 14, but returns to the Jimmy
Durante Turf Course where he has a win and second in three starts.
“It’s a tough race, it’s a wide open race and every horse in there
looks like it has a good chance to win,” Abrams said. “Starspangled Heat
is stretching out (from his last eight starts) and hopefully he gets a
good trip and he can compete.
“Whoever gets the best trip is going to win.”