12/26/2010 6:20PM

Santa Anita: La Nez out of La Brea


La Nez was a late withdrawal from Sunday's Grade 1 La Brea Stakes and will start in the Monrovia Stakes on the hillside turf course on Jan. 2.

"It's in her best interest that we run her on grass," trainer Eric Kruljac said. Kruljac had nominated La Nez to the La Brea and Monrovia and was debating which race to try in mid-December.

Sunday's opening day of the winter-spring meeting has produced one track record - six furlongs in 1:06.98 - when The Factor beat a field of 2-year-old maidens. The Factor beat a record that stood for more than 21 years. Sunday's card is the first on a newly-installed sand-and-clay track that was installed in November.