Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Slim Shadey tops San Luis Rey
By Jay Privman
Daily Racing Form
The Grade 2, $150,000 San Luis Rey Stakes for older turf horses, postponed from last Sunday owing to a dire weather forecast, is scheduled to be brought back this Sunday, with Slim Shadey, the upset winner of the San Marcos Stakes on Feb. 11, heading up a likely field of six. David Flores has the mount.
Others expected for the San Luis Rey include Bourbon Bay, Dynamic Host, Hog's Hollow, Porfido, and Utopian.
Porfido worked five furlongs in 1:02.80 on Tuesday morning at Hollywood Park for Harty.
Joel Rosario has picked up the mount on Bourbon Bay, replacing Rafael Bejarano, because Bejarano will be at Sunland Park that day to ride Castaway in the Grade 3, $800,000 Sunland Derby.
Also Sunday is the Grade 2, $150,000 Santa Ana Stakes for female turf horses. City to City, who won the Buena Vista Handicap on Feb. 20, is expected to take on Bauble Queen, Cambina, Camelia Rose, Strawberrydaiquiri, Vamo a Galupiar, and Wild Mia in that one.
On Saturday, Dhaamer, Highway Bandit, and Skipshot are among the few runners expected for the Grade 3, $100,000 Tokyo City Cup for older horses at 1 1/2 miles on dirt.