INGLEWOOD, Calif. (May 21, 2009) — Backbackbackgone will try to stretch his speed an extra furlong as he aims for his second straight victory in Sunday’s $100,000 Lazaro S. Barrera Memorial Stakes at Hollywood Park.
The speedy son of Put It Back will shift back to Cushion Track from turf, where he drew off to win the six-furlong Harry Henson Stakes here in April.
Backbackbackgone, a winner of five of seven races and $203,270, will be making his second start at seven furlongs in the Barrera. He finished fifth here in the Hollywood Prevue last November.
Competition runs deep in the 17th running of the ten-horse Barrera, which lines up as follows from the rail out:
Quindici Man, with Joel Rosario up, will carry 117 pounds; Canonize, Jose Valdivia Jr., 117; All Saint, Martin Garcia, 121; Zensational, Mike Smith, 115; Charlie’s Moment, Alex Solis, 119; Triumphant Flight, Joe Talamo, 121; Backbackbackgone, Rafael Bejarano, 119; Carbonite, Chad Schvaneveldt, 117; Position A, Victor Espinoza, 115, and Bet On Victor, Garrett Gomez, 115.
California-bred Triumphant Flight, a three-time winner who has not been worse than second in six starts, won the San Miguel in his 2009 debut and finished second in the nine-furlong Snow Chief here in April. The Eric Kruljac-trained colt tops the field with earnings of $256,543.
Charlie’s Moment, beaten a nose by Backbackbackgone last fall in the six-furlong Jack Goodman, was second in the San Miguel. He shifts to the main track after a fourth-place finish in the one-mile La Puente on turf at Santa Anita.
Canonize and Northern California shipper Carbonite are both perfect in two career starts. The former, a $320,000 yearling purchase by Jay Em Ess Stable, broke his maiden in April at Santa Anita and came back to win in allowance company here earlier this month.
Zensational, a $700,000 yearling purchase by Zayat Stables, makes his fourth career start after a second to Quindici Man in a one-mile allowance race at Santa Anita in March. The latter has finished in the money in eight of ten starts while winning three times.
All Saint won the seven-furlong California Breeders Championship in December, while lightly raced Bet On Victor was supplemented to the race by trainer Vladimir Cerin.
The Barrera will run as the eighth of nine races on Sunday’s program at Hollywood Park. First post is at 1 p.m.
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