INGLEWOOD, Calif. (March 15, 2013)—Miss Becca, who has earned two of her last three victories at Betfair Hollywood Park, is among eight California bred fillies and mares getting together in the $100,000 Irish O’Brien Stakes Sunday at Santa Anita.
Scheduled for about 6 ½ furlongs on turf, the Irish O’Brien is the eighth of nine races. Post time for the St. Patrick’s Day program is 12:30 p.m. Track gates at Betfair Hollywood Park will open at 10:15 a.m. for simulcasts.
A 6-year-old daughter of Marino Marini and the In Excess mare Excessiveabliity, Miss Becca was re-claimed by trainer Peter Eurton for $32,000 out of a fourth place finish Feb. 22 at the Irish O’Brien distance.
Bred by former owners Dennis Conner and Wade Jacobsen, Miss Becca has won five of 13 and earned $168,810. One of her victories came in a starter allowance over Cushion Track in 2011 while the latest came last Nov. 24 in a $40,000 claimer at six furlongs on turf.
From inside out, the field for the Irish O’Brien Stakes:Secret Cove, Garrett Gomez rides, 117 pounds; Miss Becca, Edwin Maldonado, 117; Dancingtothestars, Mario Gutierrez, 117; Quizzical, Gary Stevens, 117; Ismene, Mike Smith, 117; Curvy Cat, Joe Talamo, 117 and Miss Well Molded, Rafael Bejarano, 117.
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