12/02/2010 5:48PM

Broken Dreams earns two stakes shots



Broken Dreams, the winner of an optional claimer over six furlongs on turf on Wednesday, may have two stakes engagements in January.

Trainer Tom Proctor said the long-term goal is the $200,000 Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Sprint for California-breds and Florida-breds over six furlongs at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 29. Broken Dreams could start in the $100,000 Monrovia Stakes on the hillside turf course for fillies and mares at Santa Anita on Jan. 2.

In Wednesday’s race, Broken Dreams stalked the pace under jockey Garrett Gomez, took the lead in the final furlong and won by 2 1/2 lengths, her third win in seven career starts.

Positive test causes purse redistribution
A portion of a $23,000 purse from a claiming race here on Oct. 24 was ordered redistributed by Hollywood Park stewards Scott Chaney, Kim Sawyer, and Tom Ward on Thursday after runner-up The Phenom tested in excess of the permitted level of total carbon dioxide.

The Phenom, sent off as the 9-5 second choice, earned $4,600, which will be redistributed to the third through sixth-place finishers – Edgewick Road, He Is, Airwar, and Georgia’s Friends – who are moved up one position in the official placings.
The Phenom is trained by Mike Mitchell, who could face a sanction from track stewards for the infraction. A hearing on Mitchell’s case is scheduled for Saturday.

According to testimony at a brief hearing before the stewards on Thursday, a pre-race blood test taken from The Phenom had a total carbon dioxide level of 37.9 millimoles per liter of blood, exceeding the threshold level of 37 millimoles.

Total carbon dioxide pre-race tests are taken from blood samples to detect use of alkalinizing agents, which are thought to prevent fatigue.

Malibu next target for Thiskyhasnolimit

Thiskyhasnolimit, seventh in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile at Churchill Downs on Nov. 6, will start in the $250,000 Malibu Stakes over seven furlongs on Dec. 26, according to Scott Blasi, assistant to trainer Steve Asmussen.

This winter, Asmussen will have approximately 25 horses at Santa Anita for the first time, and Thiskyhasnolimit was among the first five horses sent to the West Coast earlier this week. A group of 19 additional horses are expected to arrive in coming days.

Owned by a partnership, Thiskyhasnolimit, a three-time stakes winner, has won 4 of 12 starts and $547,532.