05/07/2010 12:00AM

Cost of Freedom saves something for next time


INGLEWOOD, Calif. - Trainer John Sadler was not the only one to notice how quickly Cost of Freedom pulled up after crossing the wire Thursday in race 2 at Hollywood Park. Cost of Freedom, who earned a 105 Beyer Figure for his 4 1/2-length comeback win in 1:08.36 for six furlongs, stopped 1 1/2 furlongs past the wire. Sadler asked jockey Tyler Baze, why the quick pull-up?

"That was my question to Tyler, and he said he was saving him for the next one," Sadler said Friday. "As long as it was that, I'm happy. He looked good this morning."

Cost of Freedom, 7 for 14 and third by a head in the Breeders' Cup Sprint last Nov. 7, will return June 5 in the Grade 3, six-furlong Los Angeles Handicap.

In that race, Cost of Freedom is likely to meet M One Rifle again. Favored at 3-5 in Thursday's allowance, M One Rifle was eliminated at the start. He hopped and broke dead last, then finished a distant third, 1 1/4 lengths behind runner-up Stoneside.

Derby also-rans may run locally

Sadler-trained 3-year-olds Sidney's Candy and Line of David, 17th and 18th in the Kentucky Derby, returned to light training this week at Hollywood.

"Two days back on the track, and they look okay," Sadler said.

A definitive campaign has not been structured, though both colts will be considered for stakes at the Hollywood meet.

Sidney's Candy won three stakes this past winter, including the Santa Anita Derby. Line of David won the Arkansas Derby after two wins on turf. Sadler did not rule out the Grade 3 Will Rogers on grass June 20 as a possibility for Line of David. The Grade 2 Swaps Stakes on July 17 is a possibility for Sidney's Candy.