11/21/2012 3:56PM

Hollywood Park: Broken Dreams gets prep in Cool Air

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Broken Dreams won the Sen. Ken Maddy Stakes in her last start Oct. 20 at Santa Anita.

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – There is still time this year for Broken Dreams to improve on a season that trainer Tom Proctor has considered “dull” at times.

A winner of 7 of 22 starts and $377,682, Broken Dreams has won two stakes this year and can win a third in Friday’s $65,000 Cool Air Stakes for fillies and mares over six furlongs on turf at Betfair Hollywood Park.

Broken Dreams won the Osunitas Handicap at Del Mar, but was eighth in the Grade 2 Yellow Ribbon Stakes there in September. She rebounded to win the Grade 3 Sen. Ken Maddy Stakes on the hillside turf course at Santa Anita on Oct. 20.

“She’s a won a couple of stakes, but she’s had a few dull efforts,” he said.

With the Maddy as her last start, Proctor is confident that Broken Dreams can run well Friday. Owned by Glen Hill Farms, Broken Dreams won the Maddy after stalking the pace and taking the lead in the final furlong. She won by a half-length over Kindle, a starter in the Cool Air Stakes.

“It was a good race,” Proctor said.

The Maddy and Cool Air are among the last races for Broken Dreams before she is bred in 2013. Friday’s race is a prep race for the $100,000 Monrovia Stakes on the hillside turf course at Santa Anita on Jan. 6.

“We’ll hook a tougher horse there,” Proctor said. “She’ll run in this race and maybe once or twice at Santa Anita.”

There are only six entrants in the Cool Air, including Kindle and Givine, who was fourth in the Maddy. Kindle won the Bangles and Beads Stakes at Fairplex Park in September. Giving, second in the 2011 Cool Air Stakes, won the Great Lady M Stakes for female turf sprinters here in May 2011.