03/24/2011 6:24PM

Oaklawn: Arienza vs. Gran Lioness


Arienza, a daughter of Horse of the Year Azeri, and Gran Lioness, who owns one of the year's best Beyer Figures for a 3-year-old filly, will meet Saturday in the $75,000 Prima Donna at Oaklawn Park. Entries for the race six-furlong race were taken on Thursday.

Arienza will be making her stakes debut off an impressive maiden special weight score earlier this month at Oaklawn. For the Prima Donna, she drew post eight in the field of eight. Terry Thompson has the mount for trainer Dan Peitz.

Gran Lioness is cutting back to one turn after setting the pace and running third last out in the Grade 3 Rachel Alexandra at Fair Grounds. She will break from post 3. Cliff Berry has the mount for trainer Bret Calhoun.