The firm Southern California turf has brought out the best in Tuscan
Evening (Ire), who won the Santa Ana Handicap (G2) on Sunday at Santa
Anita Park to improve to nine wins in 13 starts since she was shipped
from Europe to the Golden State.
Winless in 11 starts in England and Ireland to begin her career,
Tuscan Evening blossomed after she joined the stable of Jerry
Hollendorfer at the start of her four-year-old campaign last year. She
won five of her first six starts in Southern California, including the
Royal Heroine Mile Stakes (G2) at Hollywood Park, and has become a star
female on the grass with graded stakes victories from 6 1/2 furlongs to
1 1/8 miles.