01/13/2011 6:17PM

Harmonious may move to dirt for La Canada

Benoit & Associates
Harmonious may switch to dirt for her next start in the La Canada at Santa Anita.

Harmonious may be switching surfaces for her next start.

A two-time Grade 1 winner on turf at Hollywood Park and Keeneland last year and the beaten favorite when second in the Robert Frankel Stakes at Santa Anita on Jan. 1, Harmonious could start in the $150,000 La Canada Stakes for 4-year-old fillies over 1 1/8 miles on the main track Feb. 13, trainer John Shirreffs said. The race could feature Blind Luck or Champagne d’Oro.

On Thursday, Shirreffs watched Harmonious work a half-mile in 49 seconds on the main track at Santa Anita.

“It was her first work back,” he said.

He described the La Canada “as something to consider. We might try her in there.”

Owned by Marty, Pam, and Emily Wygod, Harmonious has won 4 of 8 starts and $532,420. She won the American Oaks at Hollywood Park in July and the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland in October.

Dancing in Silks now with Walsh

Dancing in Silks, winner of the 2009 Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Santa Anita, has been transferred from trainer Carla Gaines to Kathy Walsh.

The switch took place last weekend, Walsh said. Owned by Ken Kinakin, Dancing in Silks was winless in five starts in 2010, including a last-place finish in an allowance race for statebreds Dec. 30, his most recent start.

Walsh said she had no plans for Dancing in Silks, who has won 7 of 18 starts and $1,475,102.