Updated on 09/18/2011 12:07AM

Cambiocorsa awaits CashCall invite

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Cambiocorsa wins Friday's restricted $80,600 Wishing Well Stakes at Hollywood Park.

INGLEWOOD, Calif. - Cambiocorsa won her seventh consecutive race in Friday's restricted $80,600 Wishing Well Stakes at Hollywood Park. An attempt at an eighth straight win may come at the highest level.

Trainer Doug O'Neill said "we are thinking big" about Cambiocorsa's summer campaign, hoping that she receives an invitation to the $750,00 CashCall Mile on turf here on July 1.

The CashCall Mile, formerly known as the Royal Heroine Stakes, is an invitational expected to draw a strong field from around the world.

Cambiocorsa would not have been a candidate for such a race six months ago, but she has not lost since finishing third in an allowance race at Del Mar last September. Her winning streak began in November and includes six races on Santa Anita's hillside turf course, three of which were stakes.

Friday's Wishing Well Stakes was her first win at a mile. Ridden by Jon Court, Cambiocorsa ($6.60) set slow fractions of 24.03 and 47.21 seconds, leading by at least a length. She pulled clear in early stretch and held off Dream Lady to win by 1 1/4 lengths in 1:33.23.

Cambiocorsa has won 8 of 13 starts and $409,055.

The victory was a relief to O'Neill and the partnership that owns the 4-year-old filly. She threw a minor tantrum before the start after losing her tongue tie in the post parade. Gate crew staff tried to replace the tongue tie at the gate, but Cambiocorsa did not want to be handled and they couldn't do it.

"Once she gets anxious, you can't mess with her head," O'Neill said. "She ran so well that may be a new part of her equipment - no tongue tie."

Part of the CashCall Mile field will be known on Monday. The first three finishers of Monday's Grade 1 Gamely Breeders' Cup Stakes receive automatic invitations.

Manhattan Beach looks wide open

Shermeen, who finished a troubled third in the Grade 3 Senorita Stakes on May 6, will attempt to win her first stakes in Monday's $65,000 Manhattan Beach Stakes at 5 1/2 furlongs on turf.

The race for 3-year-old fillies is the second on a 10-race program and has drawn eight fillies, including three stakes winners - Catch My Fancy, El Mirage Queen, and Silly Little Mama.

Catch My Fancy won the Barretts Debutante Stakes last summer at Fairplex Park. Unraced on turf, she is making her first start since November.

El Mirage Queen won the restricted Tapestry Stakes at Santa Anita in March, but was beaten in two subsequent sprint stakes.

Silly Little Mama, who will show speed, has won three sprint stakes at Turf Paradise in the last year. She worked well on turf on May 18 - a half-mile in 46.60 seconds.

There will be support for Candy Jo, who finished third against older fillies and mares in an allowance race at 5 1/2 furlongs on turf on May 13.

Shermeen was beaten 3 1/4 lengths in the Senorita after her saddle slipped in the first half-mile.

Compact fields for $1M pick six

Monday's program features a guaranteed pick-six pool of $1 million, the second such guarantee of the meeting. On April 30, California Gold Rush Day, the pool reached $1,133,390.

Monday's pick six covers the fifth through 10th races and does not include large fields. There are eight entrants in the first two races - a starter allowance for sprinters and the tricky Gamely Breeders' Cup Stakes. The largest field is 13 for the seventh race at seven furlongs for $25,000 claimers.

The Shoemaker Breeders' Cup Mile on turf has drawn a competitive field of seven led by Charmo and Silent Name.

The last two races are sprints - a maiden race at six furlongs that drew seven entrants, and a $35,000 to $40,000 claimer at 5 1/2 furlongs on turf that drew 12.

Genuine Talent upsets Proctor

Genuine Talent, a 2-year-old making his first start around a turn, pulled an upset in Saturday's $68,210 Willard Proctor Memorial Stakes.

Ridden by Paul Atkinson, Genuine Talent ($29.20) repelled an early challenge from 3-5 favorite Sequoia King before drawing off in deep stretch to win by 2 1/2 lengths. Owned by Jocelyn McKathan and trained by Danny Velasquez, Genuine Talent finished 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:06.13.

Genuine Talent fought with Sequoia King through fractions of 21.58 and 45.67 seconds before taking the lead.

Gran Tenor, who checked behind the front-runners on the turn, rallied on the rail to finish second, edging Stella's Posada, who was wide early.