03/07/2013 3:23PM

Golden Gate Fields: Camilla Urso anyone's race

Shigeki Kikkawa
Rowdy Gal makes her first start since March 2012 in the Camilla Urso.

Saturday’s $50,000-added Camilla Urso at Golden Gate Fields promises to be as difficult a race to win as it is to handicap. The six-furlong Tapeta sprint attracted a field of eight fillies and mares, each of whom has a legitimate shot at winning.

Rowdy Gal and I’m Tops make their first start in nearly a year. Rowdy Gal beat I’m Tops by a nose in a Golden Gate allowance sprint last March 22, the last time they ran.

Rowdy Gal has been training at Betfair Hollywood Park, while I’m Tops has moved from Bud Klokstad’s barn to John Anderson’s after a private sale and has been turning in solid works at Pleasanton. Both should be fit with some six-furlong works in preparation for their return.

Distinctive Yolie defeated English Royal by a neck in a Feb. 10 prep race here. Distinctive Yolie was making her first start since Oct. 26, when she was claimed from a win.

Her trainer, Keith Nations, concedes that Distinctive Yolie got away with an easy pace in her victory, but she may be better as a stalker than on the lead anyway.

English Royal was bidding for a repeat victory when she was second every step of the way against Distinctive Yolie. She has two bullet works since and a perfect outside draw from which to get good position with her stalking style.

Cathy’s Crunches is a multiple stakes winner here who ran fifth behind Distinctive Yolie and English Royal in her first start since November. The 5-year-old Cathy’s Crunches scored three stakes wins here as a 2-year-old, once beating boys in the Golden Nugget. She has four stakes wins and has hit the board in 10 of 13 stakes starts. Most of her recent races have come going two turns.

Madoffwiththemoney and Southern California invader Hidinginplainsight each come off a race down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course. Stakes-placed Madoffwiththemoney returns to the track where she has scored all three career victories, while Hidinginplainsight makes her debut here.

Sweetly Peppered was third in a sprint here two races back, but she is primarily a router. A fast pace could make her late kick effective.