07/03/2013 4:12PM

Hollywood Park notes: Jones high on My Sweet Addiction


INGLEWOOD, Calif. - Trainer Marty Jones is not one to oversell his horses, which is why the emphatic enthusiasm he displayed regarding My Sweet Addiction following her win against maidens on Saturday is worth noting.

My Sweet Addiction overcame a rail draw and got up late under jockey Mike Smith to win going six furlongs, a distance likely short of what Jones believes will be optimum for this daughter of Tiznow.

“I like that filly,” Jones said. “She probably needs a little more experience before she runs in a stakes race, but I like her. I think she wants to run further. It got a little dicey with the 1 hole, but she ran well.”

My Sweet Addiction was well meant in her lone prior start, in February at Santa Anita. She finished second, but had the misfortune of showing up in the same race in which Midnight Lucky debuted. My Sweet Addiction lost by 7 1/4 lengths, but finished 5 3/4 lengths in front of the next horse. Midnight Lucky has gone on to win the Grade 1 Acorn Stakes.

Jones trains My Sweet Addiction for her breeder, Pam Ziebarth. My Sweet Addiction is out of Healthy Addiction, who won the Grade 1 Santa Margarita in 2006.

Stakes racing next for So Brilliant

There has never been much doubt that So Brilliant has talent. Keeping him healthy enough to race has been the challenge. He raced twice in 2011, then was off for 10 months, raced twice in 2012, and was off for eight more months. When he returned to the races on Sunday at Betfair Hollywood Park, though, So Brilliant turned in the fastest 6 1/2 furlongs of the meet, 1:15.86, in easily winning a second-level allowance.

Now it’s on to Del Mar, where stakes racing awaits, trainer Bob Baffert said, provided nothing goes amiss.

“Hopefully we won’t have to wait another two years for his next race,” Baffert said. “He ran huge.”

So Brilliant, now 4, won the Hollywood Prevue at age 2. He has now won three times in five starts.