06/01/2012 4:39PM

Hollywood: Quiet Oasis possible for Royal Heroine


Quiet Oasis, the winner of the Grade 3 Wilshire Handicap in April and second in the Grade 1 Gamely Handicap on May 26, could make one more start at the current spring-summer meeting.

Trainer Ben Cecil said an appearance in the $150,000 Royal Heroine Stakes over a mile on turf on July 7 is a possibility, depending on how quickly the filly recovers from a grueling race in the Gamely.

“She came out really good, but a little tired,” he said. “We could possibly run in the Royal Heroine. We’ll see how she is.”

Quiet Oasis is owned by Paul Reddam, who owns Triple Crown hopeful I’ll Have Another.

Describing the half-length loss to Belle Royale in the Gamely, Cecil said, “It’s never fun finishing second.”

Belle Royale is expected to make her next start in the Beverly D Stakes at Arlington Park in August.

TOC to hold open forum

The Thoroughbred Owners of California is scheduled to conduct an open forum on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. at Hollywood Park’s Sunset Room, adjacent to the Turf Club.

The meeting will be attended by TOC directors to discuss current events. One expected topic of discussion is the possible implementation of exchange betting at Del Mar this summer.

The TOC, as the state’s official representative for horsemen, must approve any purse contracts involving the launch of exchange betting, which is strongly supported by the Betfair-TVG network and Del Mar track officials. British-based Betfair pioneered exchange wagering over the last decade.