12/02/2012 4:49PM

Hollywood Park: Inglorious in, Amani out of Bayakoa

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Tom Keyser
Inglorious, winner of the 2011 Queen’s Plate, is coming from Canada for Saturday's Bakakoa at Betfair Hollywood Park.

The Canadian filly Inglorious will start in Saturday’s $200,000 Bayakoa Stakes. Amani, the multiple stakes winner from Chile, will not.

Inglorious, who has won five stakes at Woodbine, will be ridden by Mike Smith in the Grade 2 Bayakoa, which is run over 1 1/16 miles. The field will also include Charm the Maker, Class Included, Lady of Fifty, Open Water, and Willa B Awesome.

Amani, winless in three starts in this country this year, will miss the race because of a bruised foot, trainer Neil Drysdale said on Sunday.

The Bayakoa was worth $150,000 in 2011. This year’s purse has been increased through a contribution from the Oak Tree Racing Association, which previously ran race meetings at Santa Anita from 1969 to 2009 and at Hollywood Park in 2010.

Oak Tree contributed to the purse of Saturday’s Native Diver, which was worth $100,000 in 2011.

Forego137 More than 1 year ago
Good to hear Inglorious coming out West to ply her trade and gets the always reliable Mike Smith in the irons. She is most likely a cut below the best mares around but will make some noise. My pick will have to be Charm the Maker who IMO is sitting on a winning race and has been knocking on the door that will get answered finally on Sat.