INGLEWOOD, Calif. (October 16, 2013)—Ciao Bella Luna, who has been idle since finishing fourth in the Grade II Hollywood Oaks June 22 at Betfair Hollywood Park, will return to the scene of her last victory in the $250,000 Lexus Raven Run Saturday at Keeneland.
A Grade II for 3-year-old fillies at seven furlongs over Polytrack, the Raven Run is the ninth of 10 races. Scheduled post time is 2:23 p.m. PDT. Track gates at Betfair Hollywood Park will open at 10 a.m. for simulcasts.
Owned by a partnership that includes Car-Den Racing Stable and trained by Wayne Catalano, Cia Bella Luna won the Grade II Beaumont by 2 ½ lengths in her last visit to Keeneland April 14.
Formerly in the barn of Hall of Famer Jerry Hollendorfer, the daughter of Tribal Rule and the Conquistador Cielo mare Shadow of the Moon has won three of eight and earned $168,610.
From inside out, the field for the Lexus Raven Run: Plenty O’Toole, Marcelino Pedroza rides, 118 pounds; Sittin At the Bar, Mark Guidry, 120; Turn by Turn, Kent Desormeaux, 118; Silsita, Mike Smith, 118; Lighthouse Bay, Joe Rocco, Jr., 122; Thetaloveandmine, James Graham, 118; Jewel of a Cat, Chris DeCarlo, 118; Elusive Fate, Brian Hernandez, Jr., 118; Ciao Bella Luna, Ricardo Santana, Jr., 120; My Option, Eduardo Perez, 118; Irish Lute, Shaun Bridgmohan, 118; Primed for Passion, Mario Pino, 118; Finding More, David Flores, 118; Eden Prairie, Robby Albarado, 118 and also-eligibles Fully Living, Corey Lanerie, 118 and Madame Cactus, Joe Talamo, 118.
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