Teddy’s Promise, who has
earned half of her career wins at Betfair Hollywood Park, will make her
final start over Cushion Track in the $100,000 Playa del Rey Stakes
An ungraded race at six
furlongs for older fillies and mares, the Playa del Rey, which returned
to the stakes schedule this year for the first time since 2010, is the
eighth of nine races. Post time Sunday is 12:30
p.m. and track gates will open at 9:55 a.m. for simulcasts.
Owned by breeders Ted and
Judy Nichols and trained by Ron Ellis, Teddy’s Promise has won five of
11 at Betfair Hollywood Park, including victories in the 2012 and 2013
Time to Leave Stakes.
A 5-year-old daughter of
Salt Lake and the Capote mare Braids and Beads, Teddy’s Promise, who is
10-for-27 lifetime with earnings of $822,397, comes off an eighth-place
finish, 7 ½ lengths behind repeat winner Groupie
Doll, in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint Nov. 2.
Rumor will be making her
first start since finishing fourth in the Grade II A Gleam Handicap – a
race in which Teddy’s Promise was second – July 13 at Betfair Hollywood
Trained by Hall of Famer
Richard Mandella for Ramona Bass, Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider,
the 5-year-old daughter of Indian Charlie and the Deputy Minister mare
Mini Chat has won six of 16 and banked $406,391.
Trained by Simon Callaghan
for Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Judy in Disguise shortens up and
returns to a synthetic surface after finishing second behind Becky Lou
in a $56,000 turf allowance at one mile Nov.
The 3-year-old Elusive
City filly out of the Machiavellian mare Tomorrow’s World has won four
of 14 and earned $153,404. The English-bred has yet to compete over
Trainer John Sadler, who
has won two of the first three runnings of the Playa Del Rey Stakes –
Lady Gamer (2007) and Sister Dawn (2010) – will be represented Sunday by
Sky High Gal and Minds Eyes.
Owned by Hronis Racing, LLC, Sky High Gal will be making her first start on something other than turf.
Leroidesanimaux filly out of the Sky Classic mare Shahrazad has won
three of six and earned $126,333. She finished fourth in the Grade III
Sen. Ken Maddy Stakes in her last start Nov. 2.
A 4-year-old Macho Uno
filly out of the Pulpit mare Blessings Count owned by Desert Sun Stables
and Michael Talla, Minds Eyes has won three of 10 and earned $146,010.
She was ninth in the Maddy.
Twitter Pie returns to
Southern California for trainer Jeff Bonde after winning an optional
claimer over Golden Gate’s Tapeta surface Nov. 22.
Owned by a large
partnership that includes breeder Catesby Clay and Mersad Metanovich,
the 4-year-old Harlan’s Holiday filly out of the Birdonthewire mare Bird
Chatter has four wins in 15 attempts and a bankroll
She finished fourth and sixth in a pair of races in May, 2012 in two previous appearances at Betfair Hollywood Park.
The Playa del Rey cast is completed by There Is No Limit and Warren’s Blossom, both trained by Doug O’Neill.
Owned by breeder Dr.
Andries N. Botha, There Is No Limit has won four of five starts over
Cushion Track, including a victory against $32,000 claimers Nov. 8.
A 6-year-old daughter of
Johannesburg and the Smarten mare Silent Request, There Is No Limit has
nine wins in 29 starts and earnings of $271,880.
Warren’s Blossom, who has
two victories and two seconds in five starts over the Betfair Hollywood
Park main track, will run for the first time for O’Neill after being
claimed for $25,000 Oct. 26 by Arindel Farm.
Bred in California by
Benjamin C. Warren, the 6-year-old daughter of Extra and the Present
Value mare Past `n Present has won five of 12 and earned $185,940.
From inside out, the field for the 4th
Playa del Rey Stakes: Twitter Pie, Agapito Delgadillo rides, 120
pounds; Teddy’s Promise, Victor Espinoza, 126; Judy in Disguise, Martin
Garcia, 116; Rumor, Mike
Smith, 124; There Is No Limit, Joe Talamo, 120; Warren’s Blossom,
Martin Pedroza, 116; Minds Eyes, Rafael Bejarano, 118 and Sky High Gal,
Edwin Maldonado, 116.