Thursday, April 05, 2012


ALBANY -- Antares World and Halo Dolly, who ran one-two in the Pacific Heights Stakes in December, meet again Friday at Golden Gate Fields in a $38,500 allowance contest on the Lakeside Turf Course.

The stakes-caliber race is the first contest on an eight-race program that begins at 12:45 p.m. Joining Antares World and Halo Dolly in the one-mile test for fillies and mares are Bleach Blonde, Two Thirds Victory and Rico’s Posse.

Halo Dolly lost the Pacific Heights, a 1 1/8-mile turf race, by three-quarters of a length to Antares World but then came back to win an allowance contest at Golden Gate Fields and run a close fourth in the Valentine Dancer Stakes at Santa Anita. Antares World also ran in the Valentine Dancer, a one-mile turf test, and checked in sixth, 4 1/4 lengths behind Halo Dolly.

While Halo Dolly has been idle since the Jan. 28 Valentine Dancer, Antares World returned to win an allowance race at Golden Gate Fields on Feb. 10. Antares World came from just off the pace to win 1 1/16-mile race on Tapeta by three lengths.

Halo Dolly, who has won eight of her 15 career starts and $283,700, is the 6-to-5 morning line favorite in Friday’s feature. Antares World, who has eight victories from 23 starts and $408,318 in earnings, is the 7-to-5 second choice.

Bleach Blonde is 5-to-1 and Two Thirds Victory and Rico’s Posse are both 12-to-1.

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