11/27/2009 12:00AM

Dancing in Silks will prep at Santa Anita


INGLEWOOD, Calif. - Breeders' Cup Sprint winner Dancing in Silks is expected to make his next start at Santa Anita in early 2010, and has the Golden Shaheen Sprint in Dubai in late March as a long-term goal, trainer Carla Gaines said earlier this week.

After Dancing in Silks's upset win in the BC Sprint at Santa Anita on Nov. 7, Gaines said the Dubai race was a possibility for the 4-year-old California-bred gelding. The race remains firmly in her plans, but he needs a prep first.

"We'd like to get a race into him," she said.

The options at Santa Anita in early 2010 include the $150,000 Palos Verdes Handicap over six furlongs on Jan. 23, the most likely scenario, or the $150,000 San Carlos Handicap over seven furlongs on Feb. 20.

Owned by Ken Kinakin, Dancing in Silks won his first start in a graded stakes in the BC Sprint, his third consecutive stakes win. A winner of 7 of 13 starts and $1,447,622, Dancing in Silks won the California Cup Sprint in early October.

Dancing in Silks, a son of Black Minnaloushe, is the only California-bred to win a Grade 1 race this year. He could have company on Sunday if The Usual Q.T. can win his fifth consecutive start in the $300,000 Hollywood Derby at Hollywood Park. By Unusual Heat, The Usual Q.T. has won the California Cup Mile in October and the Grade 2 Oak Tree Derby at Santa Anita on the Nov. 7 Breeders' Cup undercard.

Southern Image relocates to California

Southern Image, who won the Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap and $1 million Sunshine Millions Classic in 2004, will stand at Rancho San Miguel in San Miguel, Calif., in 2010, the farm announced this week.

Southern Image, 9, will stand for $5,000, as the property of a syndicate. In 2009, Southern Image stood at Taylor Made Farm in Kentucky for a fee of $7,500. He has served as a shuttle stallion between North America and Australia in recent years.

Southern Image's oldest foals are 2-year-olds. Through Thursday, his progeny have earned $304,786, ranking him 23rd on the first-crop stallion list. Offlee Wild, the sire of Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies winner She Be Wild, heads the list at $1,831,561.

By Halo's Image, Southern Image is now the leading freshman stallion in California. Among stallions based in California throughout the year, the highest ranked sire of 2-year-olds is Ministers Wild Cat, who has progeny earnings of $147,589, and is 38th on the overall list.

Southern Image is the sire of Privilaged, who finished third in the Jack Goodman Stakes at Santa Anita on Oct. 31. Privilaged was scheduled to start in a $40,000 allowance race over 1 1/16 miles at Hollywood Park this past Friday.

Southern Image won 6 of 8 starts and $1,843,750. He won the Grade 1 Malibu Stakes in 2003, and three lucrative stakes in 2004 - the Sunshine Millions, Santa Anita Handicap, and the Grade 1 Pimlico Special.

Camille C tries turf in Miesque

Camille C, the winner of the Generous Portion Stakes at Del Mar in September, could move closer to becoming the statebred 2-year-old filly champion if she wins Sunday's $100,000 Miesque Stakes at Hollywood Park.

Trained by Marcelo Polanco for his brother Carlos, Camille C is making her turf debut in the Grade 3 Miesque, which is run over a mile. This fall, Camille C has placed in two stakes, finishing second to La Nez in the California Cup Juvenile Fillies and third in the Anoakia Stakes against open company.