INGLEWOOD, Calif. (May 12, 2011)—Ain’t No Other will aim for his second stakes win of the Spring/Summer meet against four other 3-year-olds in the $100,000 Lazaro S. Barrera Memorial Stakes Sunday at Hollywood Park.
A Grade III at seven furlongs over Cushion Track, the Barrera is the third of nine races. Post time is 1 p.m.
Owned by breeder Tommy Town Thoroughbreds and trained by Steve Miyadi, Ain’t No Other was making his Southern California – and turf – debut when winning the Harry Henson April 21.
The win was the fifth in succession for the gelded son of Old Topper and the Shadeed mare Miami Margie. He hasn’t lost since finishing fourth in his career debut last July 11 at Pleasanton. Ain’t No Other, who will be making his initial graded appearance in the Barrera, has earned $127,460.
Second with Concord Point in this race a year ago, trainer Bob Baffert will have two representatives – Flightofalifetime and Sinai – in 2011.
Owned by George Bolton, Majestic Racing Stable and Summit Racing LLC, Flightofalifetime is a Werblin colt out of the Fly So Free mare Dreamflight.
After finishing second behind runaway winner Maclean’s Music in his debut March 19 at Santa Anita, Flightofalifetime returned three weeks later to win by 2 ½ lengths as the 2-5 favorite. He has earned $43,200.
Sinai, a Rockport Harbor colt out of the Machiavellian mare Dontgetinmyway, returns to the scene of his lone win for owner Ahmed Zayat. The gray was a first out winner over Cushion Track last Dec. 18.
The best finish in four subsequent races for the Kentucky bred was a third in the San Pedro Stakes Jan. 17 at Santa Anita. His bankroll is $39,822.
In terms of earnings, Bench Points is the most accomplished member of the field. The California bred son of Benchmark and the Free House mare Mo Chuisle has banked $218,290 while winning four of six for Donnie Crevier, Linda Mariani, Charles Martin and Mary Jo Zuraitis and trainer Tim Yakteen.
A winner in the first start of his life over this surface last June 5, Bench Points is cutting back in distance after finishing third in the San Felipe and seventh in the Santa Anita Derby.
Trainer John Sadler, who saddled third place finisher Domonation in the 2010 Barrera, will send out Runflatout Sunday. A son of Flatter and the Grand Slam colt Slammin’ Lil has a win in two races for West Point Thoroughbreds. He’s earned $32,400. The ridgling has been idle since being eased after being part of a very fast pace in the San Felipe March 12.
From inside out, the field for the Lazaro S. Barrera Memorial Stakes: Runflatout, Garrett Gomez rides, 115 pounds; Flightofalifetime, Martin Garcia, 115; Sinai, Mike Smith, 115; Ain’t No Other, Patrick Valenzuela, 123 and Bench Points, Rafael Bejarano, 121.
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