The Jerry Hollendorfer owned and trained City to City could go
favored in what appears to be a wide open Rodeo Drive for fillies and
mares at 1 ¼ miles on turf—a prep for those hoping to run in the Grade I
Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf at 1 ½ miles on Nov. 2.
Owned by DeBurgh, Hollendorfer and DeDominico, City to City comes
off a second-place finish at odds of 5-2 in the Grade II Yellow Ribbon
Handicap at 1 1/16 miles on Sept. 3. She was a winner of the Grade II
John C. Mabee at 1 1/8 miles (turf) on Aug. 12 and has a had a solid
year, sporting a 8-2-1-0 mark for 2012. Her career earnings stand at
Most effective when she is able to run down fast fractions from
well off the pace, City to City should appreciate the added distance of
the Rodeo Drive, despite the fact she has been off the board in two
lifetime tries at 1 ¼ miles.
Tom Proctor will saddle a pair for the Glen Hill Farm in the
Rodeo Drive, Left a Message, a 3-year-old filly by Mr. Greeley and
Marketing Mix, a 4-year-old by Medaglia d’Oro.
Marketing Mix has an ultra consistent form to her credit and was
most recently second, beaten a head, in the Grade I, 1 3/16 miles (turf)
Beverly D. in Chicago. She has a record this year of 5-3-1-0 and career
earnings of $1,149,518. She figures to again employ a pace-stalking
style from post eleven on Saturday.
The complete field for the Rodeo Drive, which will be run as the
ninth race, with jockeys and weights in post position order: Go Forth
North, David Flores, 119; Let’s Go Cheyenne, Rafael Bejarano, 119;
Stormy Lucy, Martin Pedroza, 116; Left a Message, Brice Blanc, 116; Mi
Gi Gi, Victor Espinoza, 116; Cambina, Martin Garcia, 119; Camelia Rose,
Mario Gutierrez, 119; Thisismystage, Edwin Maldonado, 119; Vivo Per Lei,
Alonso Quinonez, 119; I Dazzle, Patrick Valenzuela, 119; Marketing Mix,
Garrett Gomez, 121; City to City, Joe Talamo, 121, and Nereid, Rosie