06/17/2011 4:43PM

Hollywood Park: Ryehill Dreamer out with tendon injury

Benoit & Associates
Ryehill Dreamer is expected to miss the rest of the year with a tendon injury.

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Ryehill Dreamer, winner of the Grade 2 American Handicap on May 28, has been taken out of training with a tendon injury, trainer Julio Canani said.

Owned by Marsha Naify, Ryehill Dreamer won his first stakes in the United States in the American Handicap over a mile on turf, his seventh start in this country. A winner of 5 of 12 starts and $296,807, Ryehill Dreamer, 5, was considered a candidate for the Shoemaker Mile on July 2 before the injury was detected. He is expected to be sidelined until 2012.

Cost of Freedom, Haimish Hy eye Del Mar

The Grade 1 stakes winners Cost of Freedom and Haimish Hy, both beaten this spring at Hollywood Park, will both make their next start at Del Mar next month, their trainers said.

Cost of Freedom, winner of the Grade 1 Ancient Title Stakes in 2008 and four other stakes in his career, was fifth as the favorite in the Grade 3 Los Angeles Handicap on May 30. Trainer John Sadler said he is pointing the 8-year-old gelding to the $250,000 Bing Crosby Stakes over six furlongs on July 31. Cost of Freedom was fifth in the 2010 Bing Crosby after a terrible start but won three stakes at Hollywood Park last fall.

“He’s getting a freshening,” Sadler said. “I’ll train him up to the Bing Crosby.”

Haimish Hy won the Grade 1 Hollywood Derby last November, but is winless in six subsequent starts, including a fifth behind Acclamation in the Grade 1 Charles Whittingham Handicap on turf June 11.

“He came up with a little filling in an ankle after the race,” trainer Art Sherman said. “He hasn’t done that before. I’ll back off until Del Mar. It doesn’t look like anything serious. I’m back to jogging him on the track.”

Sherman said that Haimish Hy, 4, will be pointed for the $200,000 San Diego Handicap over 1 1/16 miles on the Polytrack synthetic surface July 30. Last summer, Haimish Hy won the El Cajon Stakes for 3-year-olds on the synthetic surface at Del Mar.

Gomez to ride at Woodbine next weekend


Jockey Garrett Gomez will ride at Woodbine on June 25-26 and will have the mount on Curgone in the $1 million Queen’s Plate, according to Curgone’s trainer, Greg De Gannes.

Among other stakes mounts, Gomez is booked to ride Society’s Chairman for trainer Roger Attfield in the $250,000 King Edward Stakes. Society’s Chairman was third in the Grade 1 Maker’s Mark Mile at Keeneland in April.