Miss Sunset, a California-bred daughter of Into Mischief, seeks her fourth straight stakes win in the Grade I La Brea for three-year-old fillies at seven furlongs on opening day.
Her biggest win came in the Grade II Raven Run at Keeneland Oct. 21 under Julien Leparoux, who will be back aboard Tuesday.
“She hasn't surprised me,” trainer Jeff Bonde said of the bay filly owned by Alan Klein and Philip Lebherz. “She's a competitor. She tries every time and she does real well at seven-eighths.”
Bonde also plans to enter Princess Karen in the La Brea, with Kent Desormeaux aboard. She won the Beverly Lewis at Los Alamitos Sept. 9 under Desormeaux but was fifth last out Nov. 4 in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint.
Princess Karen worked four furlongs Wednesday morning in 48.20.
Richard Mandella said Santa Anita Oaks winner Paradise Woods going from the mile and an eighth of the Breeders' Cup Distaff to the seven furlongs of the La Brea “shouldn't be a problem. She's doing real well.”
Paradise Woods pleased Mandella with a five furlong work this morning in a minute flat under Nestor Capitaine.
Peter Eurton said that neither champion Champagne Room nor Pacific Wind would run in the La Brea. “Champagne will probably go in the La Canada (a Grade II event for older fillies and mares at one mile Jan. 13),” the trainer said. “We'll give Pacific Wind some time.”
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