12/14/2011 4:35PM

Hollywood: Teroda back fresh and in her comfort zone

Shigeki Kikkawa
Screaming Regal has not raced since August.

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Teroda returns from a layoff of more than nine months in a $48,000 allowance race at Hollywood Park on Friday, resuming a career at a racetrack where she has thrived in the past.

Teroda won a maiden race for 2-year-old fillies here in November 2010 and was second and third in two other starts. Friday’s race, the seventh on an eight-race program, will be her first start since a third in an optional claimer on turf at Santa Anita on March 4.

“We gave her some time off when she stiffened up on us,” trainer John Sadler said. “Now she looks good. I think she can win some conditional allowances.”

Owned by Gary and Cecil Barber, Teroda has started in one stakes, finishing fifth in the Grade 2 Santa Ynez Stakes at Santa Anita last January. She is the only filly in Friday’s field of seven with graded stakes experience this year.

Screaming Regal, who drew the outside post in Friday’s race over 6 1/2 furlongs, was second by a nose in the Melair Stakes for statebred 3-year-old fillies here in April and fifth in the Fleet Treat Stakes for statebred 3-year-old fillies at Del Mar in July. Friday’s race will be Screaming Regal’s first start since an eighth-place finish in an optional claimer on turf at Del Mar in August, her only start on that surface.

A winner of two of 10 starts, Screaming Regal is trained by Eric Kruljac. The filly is a closer, who could be helped by the presence of Blue Tambourine and Lucky Trippi.

Blue Tambourine has won her last two starts – a $20,000 claiming race for maidens at Santa Anita over seven furlongs on Oct. 14 and a starter allowance over a mile on turf at Hollywood Park on Nov. 11.

“She got a little sick on me when I had her entered two weeks ago, but she seems like she’s over it,” trainer Peter Miller said. “She’s on the muscle.”

Lucky Trippi has not raced since finishing fifth in an allowance race at Golden Gate Fields in February. Trained by Ruben Cardenas, Lucky Trippi led throughout a $50,000 claiming race for maidens over six furlongs at Hollywood Park in October 2010.

Joel Rosario, the leading rider at the meeting, rides There Is No Limit, a 4-year-old filly who has won three of her last five starts, all in claiming races.