ALBANY -- Point of Reference, who came within a nose of winning the $100,000 California Oaks, is an 8-to-5 morning line favorite in Saturday's $75,000 Golden Poppy Stakes at Golden Gate Fields.

The Golden Gate Poppy is for 3-year-old fillies and will be run at 1 1/16-miles on the Lakeside Turf Course. The feature is the eighth event on a nine-race program that begins at 12:45 p.m.

Point of Reference lost a photo finish to Will O Way in the California Oaks, a 1 1/16-miles contest that was run on Golden Gate Fields' synthetic Tapeta racing surface on Jan. 31. Point of Reference's performance in the Oaks surprised most handicappers as she went off at odds of 14-to-1.

Trained by Frank Lucarelli, Point of Reference has raced twice since the Oaks. The Washington-bred filly finished fifth in the one-mile China Doll Stakes on the turf at Santa Anita on March 8 and then returned to Golden Gate Fields to win a one-mile allowance race on Tapeta by three lengths on March 27.

Point of Reference is a daughter of Benchmark and was bred by her owners, Jack and Ivor Jones. Jockey Alex Bisono will replace the injured Leslie Mawing aboard Point of Reference in the Golden Poppy.

The Golden Poppy field, in post position order, is as follows: Digestivo, Roberto Gonzalez rides, 12-to-1; False Impression, Julio Garcia, 7-to-2; Cornish Rose, Danny Sorenson, 20-to-1; Point of Reference, Bisono, 8-to-5; Summers Peace, Chad Schvaneveldt, 12-to-1; Maid For Music, Frank Alvarado, 20-to-1; Glacier Peak, Russell Baze, 5-to-2; Sweetwaterwind, David Lopez, 15-to-1; and Palace Mistress, Barrington Harvey, 10-to-1. All of the starters carry 122 pounds.