07/05/2013 4:17PM

Hollywood Park notes: Lady of Shamrock looks headed to Arlington for Beverly D.


INGLEWOOD, Calif. - Lady of Shamrock, the California-based filly who was second in the Grade 2 New York Handicap at Belmont Park on June 29, will be pointed for the $750,000 Beverly D. Stakes at Arlington Park, trainer John Sadler said.

Lady of Shamrock returned to California last Tuesday and resumed track training on Thursday. In the New York Handicap, Lady of Shamrock closed from last of eight in the race at 1 1/4 miles on turf to finish second by 1 3/4 lengths to the 15-1 outsider Starformer.

“She finished up really well, but there was no pace for her – as usual,” Sadler said. “I wanted to try her on a different East Coast turf course.”

The New York Handicap was Lady of Shamrock’s first start outside of California since she joined Sadler’s stable in late 2011. In 2012, Lady of Shamrock won two Grade 1 races – the American Oaks and Del Mar Oaks – for Hronis Racing.

Kobe’s Back to wait for Best Pal

Sadler said he does not plan to run Kobe’s Back, the winner of the Willard Proctor Memorial Stakes on June 15, in the $150,000 Hollywood Juvenile Championship on July 13.

The Grade 3 Juvenile Championship is the leading race for 2-year-old males at the spring-summer meeting and is one of five stakes on the final weekend of the meeting, which closes on July 14. Del Mar opens on July 17.
Sadler said that Kobe’s Back, who made his debut in the Proctor, will be pointed for the $150,000 Best Pal Stakes over 6 1/2 furlongs on Aug. 4 to provide more time between starts.

The main race on the final weekend of the spring-summer meeting is the $350,000 American Oaks over 1 1/4 miles on turf for 3-year-old fillies on July 13.