Friday, October 31, 2008


ORO BLANCO AIMS FOR FIRST CAREER VICTORY IN SHARP CAT


INGLEWOOD, Calif. (Oct. 30, 2008) — Oro Blanco, third to eventual Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner Stardom Bound in the Oak Leaf Stakes last month at Santa Anita Park, will attempt to break her maiden in Saturday’s $100,000 Sharp Cat Stakes at Hollywood Park.

The Kentucky-bred daughter of Hold for Gold has worked sharply in preparation for the 1 1/16-mile Sharp Cat.


“She‘s a very smart filly and always does everything right,” trainer Marcelo Polanco said. “Her running style depends on the competition.”

Oro Blanco will face four rivals as she makes her fourth career start in the Sharp Cat, which lines up as follows from the rail out:

Toro Bonito, with David Flores up, carries 117 pounds; Ten Churros, Clinton Potts, 121; Pamona Ball, Rafael Bejarano, 117; Magic Roberta, Joel Rosario, 115, and Oro Blanco, Martin Pedroza, 115. Toro Bonito and Ten Churros will run coupled as a Patti and Hal Earnhardt-owned and Bob Baffert trained entry.

Toro Bonito, third most recently in the Anoakia, finished fifth in the Oak Leaf, while Ten Churros enters following a second-place finish in the Cal Cup Juvenile Fillies. She is the most accomplished filly in the field with two wins in five starts for earnings of $110,567.

Pamona Ball broke her maiden in her most recent start, while Magic Roberta seeks her first win in four starts following an eighth-place finish in the Oak Leaf.

The fourth running of the Sharp Cat is scheduled as the third race on Saturday’s ten-race program at Hollywood Park. First post time is 12:30 p.m.


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