Updated on 12/05/2011 2:57PM

Hollywood Park: Weemissfrankie fit and ready for Hollywood Starlet

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Shigeki Kikkawa
Weemissfrankie, winner of the Oak Leaf Stakes, will make her first start since sustaining her first career defeat last month when she races on Cushion Track for the first time in Saturday's Hollywood Starlet.

INGLEWOOD, Calif. - Weemissfrankie lost her unbeaten record with a third-place finish behind My Miss Aurelia and Grace Hall in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies at Churchill Downs in November.

She lost little else in defeat.

In the weeks after the race, trainer Peter Eurton said that Weemissfrankie regained the weight she had lost from the journey to Kentucky. She recovered quickly enough for Eurton to plan for a start in Saturday's $250,000 Hollywood Starlet Stakes at Hollywood Park, the last Grade 1 race of the year for 2-year-old fillies.

"When I got home, I thought she'd lost a few pounds," Eurton said. "She put the weight back on. She's not a big, heavy filly anyway. She really looks good, and I'm pleased about that.

"Her mind is good and her appetite is amazing. There is nothing to stop her from racing."

Owned by a partnership, Weemissfrankie has been the standout 2-year-old filly in California this year. The loss in the BC Juvenile Fillies cost Weemissfrankie a chance at the Eclipse Award for 2011 division champion, but her status on the West Coast is unchanged.

She left Eurton content with her final workout for the Starlet - five furlongs in 1:00.60 at Hollywood Park on Saturday. Weemissfrankie has not started on Hollywood Park's Cushion Track synthetic surface, but has trained regularly here since she returned from the Breeders' Cup trip.

The Starlet, run over 1 1/16 miles, will be Weemissfrankie's final start until the Grade 1 Las Virgenes Stakes at Santa Anita on March 3, Eurton said. Owned by a partnership, Weemissfrankie has won 3 of 4 starts and $535,800. She won two Grade 1 stakes in the summer and early fall -- the Del Mar Debutante over seven furlongs in September and Oak Leaf Stakes over 1 1\16 miles at Santa Anita in October.

Three of the fillies she beat in those races are candidates for the Starlet, which will have a small field. Charm the Maker, third in the Oak Leaf but the winner of the Sharp Cat Stakes here on Nov. 13, is a threat to Weemissfrankie.

Self Preservation, second in the Del Mar Debutante, fifth in the Oak Leaf, and fourth in the BC Juvenile Fillies. and Killer Graces, fifth in the Del Mar Debutante, are other probable starters. Made to Love Her, who won the Moccasin Stakes here on Nov. 20, and Milania, a maiden race winner on Nov. 17, will be longer prices.

Trainer Bob Baffert said on Sunday that he may supplement Lady Pecan, who finished fourth in the Sharp Cat Stakes.