06/21/2012 4:12PM

Hollywood Park: Zazu out till the fall

Barbara D. Livingston
Zazu was scratched from the Vanity.

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Zazu, the winner of three graded stakes in 2011, is out of training until later this summer after a nuclear scan test taken earlier this week showed stress on a tibia, trainer John Sadler said on Thursday.

Zazu was entered for the Grade 1 Vanity Handicap at Betfair Hollywood Park on June 16, but did not start after she was reported to be “off behind” in the days before the race.

Sadler said on Thursday that Zazu could return to racing by the start of the Santa Anita autumn meeting, with the hope that she can start in late September or early October in advance of the Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic there on Nov. 2.

“We’re planning a fall campaign,” he said. “I’m optimistic that we can get her back.”

Owned by Jerry and Ann Moss, Zazu has made one start this year, finishing fourth in the Grade 2 Marjorie Everett Handicap in May. Last year, she won two Grade 1 stakes – the Las Virgenes Stakes and Lady’s Secret Stakes – as well as the Grade 2 Hollywood Oaks. She was taken out of training last October, in advance of the BC Ladies’ Classic at Churchill Downs, because of a shoulder injury.

A 4-year-old, Zazu has won 4 of 12 starts and $691,985.