08/31/2016 9:00AM

Elwood J jumps right into I'm Smokin Stakes


DEL MAR, Calif. – A summer in which the best horse in the barn knocks off a pair of Grade 1 races and cements her position as the unquestioned leader of her division doesn’t sound all that bad, but for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer and his local assistant, Dan Ward, the success of Songbird at Saratoga has not carried over to their local division at Del Mar, where they entered the final week with just five wins from 62 starters.