INGLEWOOD, Calif. (November 3, 2010)—Boxeur des Rues, who had a less than auspicious United States debut in the Norfolk Stakes Oct. 2, will hope for a better result in the $100,000 Real Quiet Stakes Saturday at Hollywood Park.
A prep for the $750,000-guaranteed CashCall Futurity Dec. 18, the Real Quiet, which will be run at 1 1/16 miles over Cushion Track, is the main event during a 10 race card with a special early post time. The Real Quiet is the ninth.
The 11:15 a.m. post is in conjunction with the Breeders’ Cup program from Churchill Downs, highlighted by Zenyatta’s quest to finish her career 20-0 and win the Breeders’ Cup Classic for a second year in a row.
Owned by J. Paul Reddam and trained by Doug O’Neill, Boxeur des Rues bolted approaching the quarter pole in the Norfolk, a Grade I, unseating jockey Rafael Bejarano.
Since the race, the 2-year-old son of Smart Strike and the Caerleon mare Marseille Express has worked well, including five furlongs in 59 1/5 from the gate, the best of 30 works at the distance Oct. 25.
A winner in his initial try at Kempton in England Sept. 3, Boxeur des Rues, who is among 10 entered in the Real Quiet, has earned $6,082.
Reddam and O’Neill are also scheduled to start Dime. Claimed for $32,000 by his current connections out of a 10 ¼ length win against maidens Oct. 22, the Cherokee Run colt out of the Sham mare Dime Queen has one win in three tries. His bankroll is $13,800.
Divine Child is the third O’Neill entrant. Owned by the trainer and his brother Dennis, Divine Child won his second start – via disqualification – Sept. 25 at Fairplex. He’s a son of Pleasantly Perfect out of the Numerous mare Grey Traffic. He has banked $17,200.
A troubled third in the Jack Goodman Stakes Oct. 23, Clubhouse Ride will be making his first start beyond 6 ½ furlongs. Owned by Niko Petralia and Six-S Racing Stable and trained by Craig Lewis, the Candy Ride colt out of the Seeking the Gold mare Seeking Results has won two of eight and earned $107,550.
Clubhouse Ride will be aiming for his second ungraded stakes win. He captured the Barretts Juvenile Sept. 19 at Fairplex Park.
Another Fairplex stakes winner, Celstic Night, will be making his first start past seven furlongs in the Real Quiet. Successful in the C.B. Afflerbaugh Sept. 15, the Vindication colt out of the Sky Classic mare Celestic is 2-for-5 for owner Marco Gonzalez and trainer Neil French. Most recently, Celestic Night, who has earned $47,280, was fourth in the Goodman.
Third in the Barretts Juvenile, Wealthy Aviator will try for his first win in Southern California. The son of Henny Hughes and the Jeblar mare Jera graduated in his debut at Golden Gate Fields Aug. 29. He’s earned $27,120 for David J. Lanzman Racing Stable, Inc. and trainer Steve Sherman.
Jakesam is proven at the Real Quiet distance. The Smoke Glacken colt out of the Deputy Commander mare Deputy Sarah won by 6 ¼ lengths against maidens when stretched out Oct. 1. The gray has earned $26,440 in three starts for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, who won this race in 2008 with Chocolate Candy, and owners Mary Ellen and Robert Bourque.
Fourth after being part of the pace in the Norfolk, Clearance Clarence is another with a route victory. The Cryptoclearance colt out of the Forest Wildcat mare Javelina won at a mile againt $32,000 maidens Sept. 2 at Del Mar. He is 1-for-3 with earnings of $29,200 for owner John Petrig and trainer George Papaprodromou.
Comma to the Top is returning to Southern California after consecutive victories at Golden Gate for a partnership that includes Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum. The Bwana Charlie gelding out of the Stormy Atlantic mare is the lone three time winner in the field. He’s earned $56,600 in seven races for trainer Peter Miller.
Owned by Westmore Thoroughbreds and trained by Dan Hendricks, Hollywood Fierce won at 50-1 in his debut at 5 ½ furlongs Oct. 16. The win was worth $22,800 for the son of Tapit and the Honour and Glory mare Proud Rose.
Trainer Bob Baffert will try for his first victory in the Real Quiet when he sends out Prayer for Relief. The Jump Start colt out of the Mr. Sparkles mare Sparklin Lin has a win in three tries for owner Ahmed Zayat. His bankroll is $12,800.
From inside out, the field for the Real Quiet Stakes: Celestic Night, Martin Pedroza rides, 119 pounds; Prayer for Relief, Felipe Valdez, 115; Dime, Alonso Quinonez, 115; Wealthy Aviator, Joe Talamo, 117; Clubhouse Ride, Corey Nakatani, 119; Jakesam, Brice Blanc, 117; Clearance Clarence, Kerwin John, 115; Divine Child, Alex Gonzalez, 117; Hollywood Fierce, Paul Atkinson, 117 and Comma to the Top, Jose Verenzuela, 119.
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