Chalon (Benoit Photo)
ARCADIA, Calif. (July 6, 2016)—Rockingham Ranch’s Chalon and Peter Cantrell’s Miss Southern Miss head a field of six 2-year-old fillies, five of which are recent maiden winner’s, in Saturday’s $125,000 Landaluce Stakes going 5 ½ furlongs at Santa Anita.
Originally titled the Hollywood Lassie and named for the ill-fated daughter of Terlingua, who was trained by D. Wayne Lukas, Landaluce, with Laffit Pincay Jr., aboard, won the 1982 Hollywood Lassie by 21 lengths while stopping the clock for six furlongs in 1:08 flat, but never ran again as she succumbed to the effects of a fever several months later.
CHALON: Trained by Peter Miller, this Kentucky-bred filly by the Mineshaft stallion Dialed In fetched $110,000 at the Barretts March 2-year-old in training sale and she responded solid 2 ¼ length first-out maiden score going five furlongs here on June 23. Dismissed at 9-1, she showed good speed out of the gate and won in virtual gate to wire fashion while well within herself under Tyler Baze, who rides her back on Saturday.
MISS SOUTHERN MISS: Trained by Keith Desormeaux, this Kentucky-bred daughter of More Than Ready was bred by her owner and rallied strongly through the lane to win at first asking by 3 ¼ lengths going five furlongs here on June 9. Off at 7-1 in a field of eight, she split horses turning for home and galloped out many lengths clear of odds-on favorite Tap It All, who she will again face on Saturday. With Flavien Prat scheduled to ride her back, Miss Southern Miss would appear to have plenty of upside as she readies for her second career assignment.
THEONEWEWAITEDFOR: Owned and bred in California by Heinz Steinmann, this daughter of Creative Cause was a gutty first-out maiden winner in open company going 4 ½ furlongs here on May 26. Trained by Mike Harrington, she pressed the early pace and prevailed by a half length while getting the distance in a rapid 51.80. Based at Los Alamitos, she’s out of Steinmann’s productive Eastern Echo mare, Yolo Lady, and looms a big threat stretching out a furlong.
THE $125,000 LANDALUCE STAKES IN POST POSITION ORDER WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS
Race 5 (of 9) Approximate post time 3:30 p.m. PDT
1. Love a Honeybadger—Victor Espinoza–122 2. Tap It All—Santiago Gonzalez—118 3. Miss Southern Miss—Flavien Prat—122 4. Demigoddess—Brandon Boulanger—118 5. Cioppino Pasadino—Edwin Maldonado—122 6. Theonewewaitedfor—Rafael Bejarano—122 7. Chalon—Tyler Baze–122
First post time on Saturday is at 1:30 p.m. For scratches, changes and morning line information, please visit santaanita.com.