Tiz Flirtatious and Lady of Shamrock, two of the top female turf
runners on the West Coast, are bearing down for a rematch in the
$250,000 Gamely Stakes May 27, the first Grade I race of the
Tiz Flirtatious, trained by Marty Jones, won the Grade II Santa Ana
Stakes March 24 and previously was runner-up to Better Lucky in the
Grade I Matriarch last November at Betfair Hollywood Park. The daughter
of Tizbud has won six of nine for owner-breeder Pamela C. Ziebarth and
earned $424.800. Jones said he will work the 5-year-old mare a yet to
be determined distance Friday.
Lady of Shamrock, winner of the Grade I Del Mar Oaks last summer and
second to Tiz Flirtatious in the Santa Ana, is scheduled to work a
half-mile for trainer John Sadler Monday or Tuesday. The 4-year-old
Scat Daddy filly was moved up from second to first after the
disqualification of Viva Carina in the Grade II Santa Barbara April 20.
The dark bay has won seven of 13 and earned $825,400.