05/15/2013 3:02PM

Hollywood Park notes: Suggestive Boy to resume training

Barbara D. Livingston
Suggestive Boy (right) wins the Frank E. Kilroe Mile.

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Suggestive Boy, the top turf miler in Southern California over the winter, will resume training this week after being given a break for a splint bone injury, trainer Ron McAnally said.

Earlier this year, Suggestive Boy won the Grade 2 Arcadia Mile and Grade 1 Frank Kilroe Mile on turf at Santa Anita, but was held out of the Maker’s 46 Mile at Keeneland in April after the splint bone injury was detected.

“He’s about ready to start back,” McAnally said Wednesday. “We X-rayed it, and they said it was all healed. It was a little crack. It was very minor.”

McAnally said that Suggestive Boy would “more than likely” start at Del Mar.

Two leading turf races that could be considered for Suggestive Boy at that meeting are the $300,000 Eddie Read Stakes over 1 1/8 miles on July 20 and the $200,000 Del Mar Mile on Aug. 25.

Suggestive Boy, a 5-year-old Argentine-bred horse, has won 7 of 13 starts and $677,370 for owners Jose Cerillo and Federico Fantini Jr.

Plan B for I Dazzle

The $150,000 Marjorie Everett Handicap at Betfair Hollywood Park on Saturday was not trainer John Sadler’s first choice for I Dazzle, the winner of the American Beauty Stakes at Santa Anita on April 7.

Sadler hoped to start I Dazzle in an allowance race on turf, but when the failed to draw sufficient entries he opted to enter the 5-year-old mare on Wednesday in the Grade 2 Everett, which is run over 1 1/16 miles on the synthetic main track.

“She’s never run on it,” he said. “It’s her home surface. She trains good on it.”

Owned by Katie Jones and Peter Peluso, I Dazzle made her first start for Sadler in the American Beauty over a mile on turf, closing from third in a field of five to win by a neck.

Sadler said he prefers the Everett for I Dazzle to the circuit’s next major turf stakes, the $250,000 Gamely Stakes over 1 1/8 miles on May 27.

“I don’t want to run against Marketing Mix, Lady of Shamrock, Tiz Flirtatious, and My Gi Gi,” he said. “She’s a hard horse to fit right now.”

The Everett drew a field of seven, including Lady of Fifty, who won the Grade 2 Bayakoa Handicap here in December; the Sadler-trained More Chocolate, who won the Grade 2 La Canada Stakes at Santa Anita in January; and Sister Kate, who won the Santa Lucia Stakes at Santa Anita in April.

Lady of Fifty, Sister Kate, and another entrant, Lady Aspen, are trained by Jerry Hollendorfer.

California Chrome looks good

California Chrome, second in his debut April 26, will be favored to win Friday’s eighth race, a maiden special weight race for California-bred 2-year-olds over 4 1/2 furlongs.

Trained by Art Sherman, California Chrome is part of a full field of 11, although there is a safety limit of 10 starters. A colt by Lucky Pulpit, California Chrome was beaten a length by Time for a Hug in a maiden race over 4 1/2 furlongs April 26.

In Friday’s race, California Chrome runs against at least seven first-time starters, including runners trained by Dean Pederson (Charisma Code) and Walther Solis (Awesome T). Those trainers do not have grand expectations for Friday’s race.

Charisma Code, by Desert Code, should be better with experience, Pederson said.

“I think he’ll need a race,” Pederson said. “Every week, he’s progressed a little bit. He’s not speed-crazy. We’re looking for a good race and something we can build on.”

Solis has already won two races for juveniles at this meeting. He said that Awesome T was “a slow learner” earlier this year, but has improved in recent weeks.

“I wasn’t too high on him in the beginning, but he’s getting better,” he said. “The last couple of works he’s done what we’ve asked him to do.”