06/12/2008 11:00PM

Georgie Boy back at the track


INGLEWOOD, Calif. - Georgie Boy, one of the top 3-year-olds in California, has resumed training after a two-month break caused by a pulled muscle in his hind end.

Unraced since winning the Grade 2 San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita in March, Georgie Boy jogged once around Hollywood Park's main track on Friday, his first day of racetrack training since the end of March. Owner-breeder George Schwary and trainer Kathy Walsh are hoping to have Georgie Boy back to the races later this year.

Georgie Boy was being prepared for the Santa Anita Derby on April 5 when he was sidelined. Walsh took a conservative approach to Georgie Boy's return to training, putting the California-bred through a battery of tests before resuming racetrack training.

"You err on the side of caution," she said. "You want to make sure what you're doing is right."

Walsh said that Georgie Boy's injury "didn't respond the way we wanted," causing a delay in his comeback. She was content with his condition on Friday. "He's as happy as he can be," she said.

A winner of 4 of 7 starts and $496,806, Georgie Boy wanted to do more than just jog alongside a pony, appearing playful at times during the exercise.

Shamdinan done for 2008

Shamdinan, the winner of the Grade 1 Secretariat Stakes at Arlington Park last August and the runner-up in the 2007 Breeders' Cup Turf, is out of training for the remainder of 2008 because of an injury, trainer Dan McFarlane said on Friday.

McFarlane did not disclose the nature of the injury. "We've turned him out for about six months or so," he said. "It's not a big issue."

McFarlane said the injury was detected after Shamdinan's most recent start, a fifth-place finish in an allowance race on May 10.

Shamdinan was unplaced in three starts this year. Owned by Triple B Farms, Shamdinan, 4, joined McFarlane's stable last month. He has won 2 of 12 starts and $1,126,153.

McAnally has high hopes for maiden filly

Four consecutive bullet workouts have convinced trainer Ron McAnally he has a potential star 2-year-old in Gabby's Golden Girl, who makes her debut in Sunday's second race.

Owned by breeder Arnold Zetcher, Gabby's Golden Girl's most recent workouts include five furlongs in 57.80 seconds on June 3 and a half-mile in 46.40 last Tuesday. She is part of a field of 10 in the five-furlong maiden special weight race. Fourteen were entered.

"All the works she's had, she's done it well within herself," McAnally said. "She does everything very sensibly. She breaks good from the gate. I hope she's not a morning glory."

Earlier this week, McAnally said he told jockey Alex Solis, "If she runs the way she works, she's a no-brainer."

Gabby's Golden Girl is by Medaglia d'Oro out of Gabriellina Giof, the winner of the 2001 Manhattan Beach Stakes at Hollywood Park for Zetcher.

Eleven first-time starters were entered, including Annihilation, by Northern Afleet. Trained by Dan Hendricks, Annihilation worked five furlongs in 59 seconds at Santa Anita last Sunday, the fastest of 37 recorded works.

Trainer Bob Baffert has two entrants - Diamond Tags, a Seeking the Gold filly purchased for $500,000 at the 2007 Keeneland September yearling sale, and Irish Gypsy, a Hennessy filly who was scratched from a maiden race on June 1 after running off during the post parade.

Stablemates Tiago, Zenyatta prep for stakes

Tiago, the winner of the Oaklawn Handicap in April, and Zenyatta, the leading older female in the nation, worked at Hollywood Park on Friday, preparing for races in coming weeks. Both are trained by John Shirreffs and owned by Jerry and Ann Moss.

Tiago breezed five furlongs in 59.80 seconds, the third fastest of 38 recorded works at the distance. Ridden by Mike Smith, he started behind two stablemates, but was unable to catch them in the stretch.

"I put a couple of horses in front of him for focus, but they got too far in front of him," Shirreffs said.

Tiago is being pointed to the $750,000 Hollywood Gold Cup on June 28. He finished second to Heatseeker in the Grade 2 Californian Stakes on May 31. Heatseeker is expected to be favored in the Gold Cup, which is run over 1 1/4 miles on the main track. Other probable starters are Big Booster, Lava Man, McCann's Mojave, Perfect Drift, Racketeer, Student Council, and Surf Cat.

Big Booster, the winner of the San Juan Capistrano and Gallant Man handicaps this spring, worked a half-mile in 50.20 seconds on Friday.

Zenyatta worked five furlongs in 1:01. A 4-year-old, she is unbeaten in five starts, including three stakes, the most recent of which was the Grade 2 Milady Handicap on May 31. Zenyatta is being pointed to the $300,000 Vanity Handicap over 1 1/8 miles on July 5.

Extended vacation for Golden Doc A

Golden Doc A, the winner of the Grade 1 Las Virgenes Stakes at Santa Anita earlier this year, has been turned out after finishing last of four in the Grade 1 Acorn Stakes at Belmont Park on June 7, trainer Barry Abrams said.

Golden Doc A was out of contention in early stretch of the one-mile Acorn.

Abrams has two other 3-year-old fillies preparing for turf stakes at Hollywood in early July. Bel Air Sizzle, the runner-up in the Honeymoon Handicap on June 7, is being pointed to the $750,000 American Oaks over 1 1/4 miles on July 5. Lethal Heat, the winner of the Grade 2 Hollywood Oaks on June 8, is being pointed to the $100,000 Flawlessly Stakes over a mile on July 4.

Abrams said he would like to keep Lethal Heat on the main track, but admitted there are few options at this time of year in California when turf racing is emphasized for 3-year-old fillies.