Updated on 09/15/2011 12:43PM

Godolphin filly overshadowing the boys


DEL MAR, Calif. - When Godolphin started racing 2-year-olds in the United States with private trainer Eoin Harty last year, much of the focus was on preparing colts for an assault on the Triple Crown.

This year, the best product of Harty's stables at Arlington Park and Del Mar may be Tempera, a filly who starts in Saturday's $150,000 Sorrento Stakes at Del Mar.

Of course, many of the Godolphin-owned colts have yet to start this year, and may develop into classic contenders. For now, Harty is excited about Tempera's progress, going so far as to call her his best filly.

"She's training well and she's super sharp," Harty said. "She'll run accordingly."

Harty has yet to win a stakes for Godolphin, but one of his pupils from 2000 - E Dubai - was an impressive winner of the Dwyer Stakes at Belmont Park on July 8 for Saeed bin Suroor, Godolphin's main trainer.

Tempera has started twice. She was a troubled third in a maiden race at Hollywood Park on June 10, but rebounded to win a similar race over 5 1/2 furlongs by three lengths on July 4.

In the Sorrento, she will face Georgia's Storm, the winner of the Landaluce Stakes at Hollywood Park on July 7, as well as Respectful, Daybreak Dawn, Roaring Blaze, and Past You.

Tempera is likely to stay in California until the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies at Belmont Park on Oct. 27, Harty said.

"She was always very forward," Harty said. "Unless the competition is too tough, I'd rather keep her here."

Tiznow's destination still unknown

Tiznow recorded the fastest six-furlong workout on Wednesday at Del Mar, but plans for his next start are unclear.

After watching Tiznow zip six furlongs in 1:11.20 under jockey Chris McCarron, co-owner Michael Cooper said he was leaning against running him in the $250,000 Del Mar Breeders' Cup Handicap over a mile on Sept. 2. Tiznow has not started since winning the Santa Anita Handicap in March because of back and muscle problems. His long-term goal is a defense of his Breeders' Cup Classic title, but how he gets there is undetermined.

"We've got real problems," Cooper said. "I just don't think a mile handicap race is the right race for the Horse of the Year. We're just playing it a day at a time."

Other options include a race back East, such as the $500,000 Woodward Stakes at Belmont Park on Sept. 8. Cooper and trainer Jay Robbins have not completely ruled out a start in the $1 million Pacific Classic here on Aug. 19, a race in which the 4-year-old Tiznow was second last year.

"It's good to see him back," Cooper said. "I don't think he worked this good before he got hurt. This is as good as he worked before the Santa Anita Handicap."

Canani still undecided

Two days after trainer Julio Canani indicated that Tranquility Lake would not start in Sunday's $300,000 Clement Hirsch Handicap because of her weight assignment, he has changed his mind.

Canani said on Wednesday that Tranquility Lake will start in the Hirsch, the meeting's top race on dirt for older fillies and mares.

Gourmet Girl, who won the Grade 1 Vanity Handicap on June 30 in her last start, heads a field expected to include Saudi Poetry, Nany's Sweep, and possibly Lovellon.

Out-of-town targets

Redattore and Thady Quill, who won turf stakes last weekend, will make their next start in Grade 1 stakes out of California.

Redattore, who won the Grade 1 Eddie Read Handicap on Saturday, is being pointed to the Arlington Million on Aug. 18, according to Gary Mandella, assistant trainer for his father, Richard.

Thady Quill won the restricted Wickerr Handicap on Friday in his first start since January. Trainer Bobby Frankel intends to start Thady Quill in the $1 million Atto Mile at Woodbine on Sept. 9.

Pincay to appeal

Laffit Pincay Jr., on Wednesday said he will "definitely" appeal a three-day suspension he was given by track stewards for his role in a controversial disqualification in Monday's second race.

Pincay rode Revillew Slew, who was disqualified from first to fourth for "failure to make the proper effort to maintain a straight course in the stretch."

The suspension is scheduled to begin Monday and continue through Thursday, Aug. 9.

"I think the stewards made a mistake, that's my opinion," Pincay said. "I want to continue to ride."

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