$200,000 California Cup Oaks Draws Field of Eight

$200,000 California Cup Oaks Draws Field of Eight

Category : News - Thu 22/01/2015 - 19:29 EST

On Saturday at Santa Anita, the focus will be on the California breeding industry and the stakes action kicks off with the $200,000 California Cup Oaks. The one mile turf race has attracted a field of eight three-year-old fillies either bred in California or sired by a California stallion.

Jerry Hollendorfer will saddle two of the eight fillies including the morning line favorite, Heat the Rocks, at odds of 2-1. A chestnut daughter of Unusual Heat, she will be trying the turf for the first time after breaking her maiden two starts back over the synthetic main track at Del Mar. She was second over conventional dirt in the Soviet Problem Stakes last time out. Elvis Trujillo, her regular rider, will be aboard and they will break from post position four.

Sheer Pleasure trying turf for the first time

Second choice on the morning line at odds of 5-2 is Sheer Pleasure for trainer Philip D’Amato. The dark bay daughter of Birdonthewire will be making her first try against stakes competition after breaking her maiden at first asking last time out at Los Alamitos over a field of six rivals. She is stretching out to two-turns for the first time and also making her first start on the grass. Kent Desormeaux will be in the irons and they will break from post five.

Silver Starlight a maiden taking on stakes competition

Also in the field at morning line odds of 8-1 is Silver Starlight for trainer Doug O’Neill. The gray daughter of Marino Marini, purchased for $47,000 as a yearling, is still a maiden from two starts. She was fourth in her debut over synthetics and came back to run a competitive second on the turf last time out. She will get a rider change to jockey Flavien Prat and they are scheduled to break from post position eight as she makes her stakes debut.

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