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Breeders' Cup 2017

Clenor Tries to Rebound in Miesque

Clenor wins 2013 Surfer Girl.
Photo: Benoit Photo
Clenor, who suffered her first loss in the United States in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, will try to rebound in the $100,000 Miesque Stakes Saturday at Betfair Hollywood Park.

The Miesque is the second of two Grade III races for 2-year-olds on the second day of the annual Turf Festival.

Restricted to fillies, the Miesque is the fourth of 10 races while the Generous goes as the second. Post time Saturday is 12:30 p.m. Track gates will open at 9:55 a.m. for simulcasts.

This will also be the fourth of nine Saturdays during the final Autumn meet with a guaranteed Pick Six pool of $150,000.

If the Pick Six pool exceeds $200,000 on any of the selected Saturdays – which also include Dec. 7, Dec. 14 and Dec. 21 - $1 Happy Hour food and drink specials will be offered at Whittingham’s Pub and the Betfair Players’ Lounge.

Additionally, a single winning ticket – purchased either at Betfair Hollywood Park or through Television Games Network (TVG)- will earn a bonus – a new Prius courtesy of Toyota of Orange.

Owned by a partnership that includes Great Friends Stable, Robert Cseplo and Steve Keh and trained by Doug O’Neill, Clenor finished eighth in her last start in the Grade I Nov. 1.

A daughter of Oratorio and the Royal Academy mare Chantarella, Clenor  had won her previous three, including the Juvenile Fillies Turf Sept. 2 at Del Mar and the Surfer Girl Oct. 6 at Santa Anita.

Bred in Ireland by Mrs. Lucy Stack, Clenor has won three of seven and earned $172,799.

Runner-up in both the Juvenile Fillies Turf and Surfer Girl, Nesso finished 10th in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf. She wound up 7 ¼ lengths behind winner Chriselliam after setting the pace at nearly 43-1.

Owned by Amaty Racing Stables and trained by Vann Belvoir, the Roman Ruler filly out of the Anet mare Devotedness is 1-for-4 with earnings of $49,800.

Savings Account broke her maiden by a nose over the Betfair Hollywood Park turf course at the Miesque distance Nov. 8.

Trained by Tom Proctor for Heider Family Stables LLC and Craig Bernick, the gray daughter of Medaglia d’Oro and the Unbridled’s Song mare Wild Hoots has one win in three races and earnings of $28,290.

Love In the Desert will stretch out after finishing a distant fourth in her U.S. debut in the Juvenile Turf Sprint Nov. 2 at Santa Anita.

An English bred filly by Lemon Drop Kid and the Danzig mare Jenny Lake, Love In the Desert had one win in four starts in her native country for trainer Noel Quinlan.

Now in the barn of Simon Callaghan, Love In the Desert, who is owned by Peak Racing and Ibrahim Rachid, has banked $22,221.

A gate-to-wire winner in her turf initiation – at the Miesque distance – Oct. 17 at Santa Anita, Full Ransom will make her BHP debut for Deron Pearson and trainer Jim Cassidy.

The daughter of Full Mandate and the Red Ransom mare Retroesque has banked $33,000 in two starts. Prior to her win, she was fourth of nine going 5 ½ furlongs Sept. 2 at Del Mar.

Like stablemate Arethusa, an easy winner of the Sharp Cat Stakes Nov. 16, Sushi Empire will try to earn her maiden victory in a stakes for trainer Eoin Harty.

Winless in three starts for Wounded Warrior Stables, the Empire Maker filly out of the Danzig mare Dowell House was second to Savings Account as the 5-2 favorite. She’s earned $11,460.

From inside out, the field for the 22nd Miesque Stakes: Savings Account, Aaron Gryder rides, 116 pounds; Sushi Empire, Mario Gutierrez, 114; Clenor, Joe Talamo, 122; Love In the Desert, Corey Nakatani, 116; Nesso, Martin Garcia, 114 and Full Ransom, Victor Espinoza, 116.

Aotearoa enters the Generous off a seventh-place finish in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Nov 1.

Owned by breeder Paul Viskovich and trained by Leonard Powell, the Good Journey gelding out of the Lil Tyler mare Madera Royal has won over the grass, taking the Zuma Beach at 13-1 Oct. 6.

The California bred has won two of four and earned $114,000.

Pablo Del Monte is 2-for-2 for trainer Wesley Ward, who bred the Giant’s Causeway colt in Florida and owns him in partnership with Mrs. John Magnier, Derrick Smith and Michael Tabor.

The chestnut, who is out of the Bring the Heat mare One Hot Wish, won first time out by five lengths April 7 over the Polytrack at Keeneland, then returned more than six months later (Oct. 13) to win a $52,525 allowance by 7 ½ lengths over the same surface.

Pablo Del Monte, who was also nominated to last weekend’s Real Quiet Stakes, has earned $56,700.

Proctor’s representative in the Generous is Global View, a son of Galileo owned by Glen Hill Farm.

Out of the Storm Cat mare Egyptian Queen, Global View was successful in his first race on turf, winning a maiden affair down the hill at Santa Anita Oct. 27 by 1 ¾ lengths.

Fourth in his career bow July 20 on the Polytrack at Del Mar, Global View has earned $33,300.

Royal Banker will make his first start in this country for Harty after defeating maidens in his second race Sept. 6 at Newcastle in Great Britain.

Owned by Wounded Warrior Stables, the Medicean colt out of the Danehill mare Regal Rose has a bankroll of $5,373.

A maiden after six starts for trainer Simon Callaghan and Reddam Racing LLC, Ontology will be making his sixth consecutive appearance in a stakes in the Generous.

A son of Tapit and the King of Kings mare Shytoe Lafeet, Ontology has earned $69,050, thanks primarily to runner-up finishes in three of his first four starts.

The chestnut hasn’t been close in his two most recent races, both Grade I events. Ontology was 10th of 13 in the BC Juvenile Turf after finishing eighth in the FrontRunner Stakes in his sole dirt effort Sept. 28.

Persisting was fourth against $30,000 maidens on Cushion Track in his lone start Nov. 15.

Carl O’Callaghan trains the son of Grand Slam and the Storm Cat mare One Stormy Mama for Super Horse, Inc. The dark bay earned $1,320 while beaten 5 ¼ lengths by winner Infosec.

From inside out, the field for the 31st Generous Stakes: Royal Banker, Corey Nakatani rides, 116 pounds; Ontology, Mario Gutierrez, 114; Persisting, Joe Steiner, 114; Global View, Joe Talamo, 116; Aotearoa, Martin Garcia, 122 and Pablo Del Monte, Kent Desormeaux, 118.






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