Longtime California owner/breeder Nick Alexander will be represented by another daughter of Grazen in addition to favored S Y Sky in Saturday's $100,000 California Distaff Handicap at 5 ½ furlongs on Santa Anita's turf.
That would be Just Grazed Me, gray like the five-year-old S Y Sky, and like her stablemate, never out of the money.
“I think she's shown an affinity for the grass,” said trainer Phil D'Amato of the four-year-old filly, third in the restricted Daisycutter at Del Mar on July 20 before winning an overnight event going five furlongs on grass at the seaside oval Aug. 14.
“It's nice to have a one-two Grazen punch for the Nick Alexander team in there and they're both ready to go,” D'Amato said, “so we're looking forward to it.”
The California Distaff Handicap, race seven of nine: S Y Sky, Drayden Van Dyke, 7-5; Silk From Heaven, Eswan Flores, 20-1; Gypsy Blu, Abel Cedillo, 5-1; Queen Bee to You, Ruben Fuentes, 8-1; Don't Sell, Mario Gutierrez, 5-2; and Just Grazed Me, Geovanni Franco, 5-2.
First post time Saturday is 12:30 p.m.
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