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Undefeated Fillies Will Meet Saturday At Golden Gate Fields
Golden Gate Fields will present an eight-race card Friday and nine-race programs Saturday and Sunday. Post time all three days is 12:45 p.m.
The race of the weekend could be Saturday’s first race, a six-furlong allowance sprint for 3-year-old fillies that attracted the undefeated runners Miss American Pie and Hollanita.
Miss American Pie, a Kentucky-bred daughter of Sharp Humor, is based at Hollywood Park and trained by top Southern California conditioner John Sadler. Miss American Pie posted a 12 1/4-length victory in a six-furlong, $30,000 maiden-claiming race at Hollywood Park in her career debut on Nov. 25 and was claimed out of the race by Sadler, who took her from trainer Doug O’Neill.
Miss American Pie made her second start in a six-furlong starter allowance race at Santa Anita on Jan. 21 and rallied to win by 1 1/4 lengths as a huge 1-9 favorite. Miss American Pie broke from post position one that day and she’ll leave from the same post Saturday under jockey Inoel Beato.
Hollanita, stabled at Golden Gate Fields and trained by Steve Sherman, is perfect in three starts and has been favored in each of her races. Hollanita made her debut in a modest $12,500 maiden-claiming event on Nov. 11 and rambled home by nine lengths as the 9-5 choice.
Hollanita came back to win starter allowance races on Dec. 14 and Jan. 18 at odds of 1-2 and 2-5. All of Hollanita’s wins have been recorded at six furlongs on Golden Gate Fields’ Tapeta racing surface and all have come under jockey Dennis Carr. Carr will ride the California-bred daughter of Ministers Wild Cat once again Saturday.
Miss American Pie is the 2-1 morning-line favorite in Saturday’s opener and Hollanita is the second choice at 5-2. Completing the field are Irish Presence (3-1), Emmy’s Hall (4-1), Power of Ten (8-1), and Lovely Daughter (12-1).
Golden Gate Fields is a Stronach Group company, North America's leading Thoroughbred racetrack owner/operator. The Stronach Group racetracks include Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park & Casino, Golden Gate Fields, Portland Meadows, Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, home of the world-famous Preakness. The company is one of North America's top race horse breeders through its Adena Springs operation. The company owns and operates AmTote, a global leader in wagering technology, and XpressBet, an Internet and telephone account wagering service. The Stronach Group is also a major producer of televised horseracing programming through its HRTV cable and satellite network and is North America's premier supplier of virtual online horseracing games, as well as a leading producer of social media content for the horseracing industry.