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Lady Fifty Two Seeks Repeat
Lady Fifty Two, who returned from a seven-month layoff to break her maiden impressively on March 8, is the even-money morning line favorite in the $30,000 allowance feature at Golden Gate Fields Saturday.
Lady Fifty Two, a half sister to multiple graded stakes-winner Lady of Fifty, came off the bench to win a six-furlong maiden allowance race by 5 1/2 lengths in a good time of 1:10.67. Ridden by Russell Baze, Lady Fifty Two charged from seventh in a field of nine to win going away.
Lady Fifty Two is by the sire Kodiak Kowboy and out of the mare K. D.’s Shady Lady. Purchased as a yearling for $55,000, Lady Fifty Two is trained by Hall of Famer Jerry Hollendorfer and owned in partnership by Hollendorfer, Mark DeDomenico and George Todaro.
Lady Fifty Two has had three solid workouts since her comeback victory and retains the services of Baze for Saturday’s six-furlong sprint for 3-year-old fillies.
Lady Fifty Two will be joined in the seventh race by Frisco Fog (William Antongeorgi III rides, 7-2 on the morning line), Purims Faith (Kyle Frey, 6-1), Dizzy Tizzy (Abel Cedillo, 10-1), Miss Loujean (Ricardo Gonzalez, 15-1), Tacit Approval (Dennis Carr, 9-2), and Strollin Home (Frank Alvarado, 15-1).
Post time Saturday is 12:45 p.m. and the local program will be bolstered by the simulcast of two $1 million Kentucky Derby preps – the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct and the Santa Anita Derby. Both races are 1 1/8-mile contests that award the winner 100 qualifying points toward the Kentucky Derby.
Social Inclusion, who won his first two starts in dominating fashion by a combined margin of 17 1/2 lengths, is the 2-1 morning line favorite in the Wood Memorial. California Chrome, who romped home by 7 1/2 lengths in the San Felipe Stakes on March 8, is the 6-5 favorite in the Santa Anita Derby.
The Wood Memorial is scheduled to be run at 2:40 p.m., the Santa Anita Derby at 3:38 p.m.