11/07/2010 7:45PM

Hollywood: May Day Rose glides


May Day Rose was fully extended to win a maiden race over 5 1-2 furlongs at Del Mar on Sept. 4. Two months later, she has changed remarkably.

Making her first start over 1 1-16 miles, May Day Rose ($6.60) led throughout the $100,000 Sharp Cat Stakes over 1 1-16 miles, setting a quick pace and extending her lead through the stretch. Ridden by Martin Garcia, May Day Rose won by 4 1-4 lengths over True Way of Grace.

Winning trainer Bob Baffert did not attend the Sharp Cat Stakes, but he'll have to consider the Rockport Harbor filly for an upcoming major race such as the Grade 1 Hollywood Starlet Stakes over 1 1-16 miles on Dec. 11, judging from Sunday's performance.