06/25/2012 3:14PM

Indiana Downs: Hooh Why ships in for Girls Incorporated

Barbara D. Livingston
Hooh Why will ship from Arlington Park to Indiana Downs for Wednesday's $100,000 Girls Incorporated of Shelbyville Stakes.

Hooh Why will try to win her fourth turf race of the season when she takes on 10 other older fillies and mares Wednesday evening in the $100,000 Girls Incorporated of Shelbyville at Indiana Downs.

Owner Mark Hoffman plans to ship in Hooh Why Tuesday from Arlington for the one-mile turf event.

“She travels well. Seems like we are always traveling to take on horses on their own turf,” Hoffman said with a chuckle. “It isn’t often that we get to run her right out of her stall.”

Hooh Why comes into the Girls off a second-place finish in the Grade 2 Matron at Arlington Park on May 26.

“She ran a big race last out and is really having a great 6-year-old season.” Hoffman said.

Hooh Why has won three of four turf races this season, including the $150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 28, the $75,000 Turf Distaff at Tampa Bay Downs, and an overnight handicap, also at Tampa Bay. Overall, Hooh Why has won 4 of 8 starts on the turf.

“She really runs well on the grass,” Hoffman said. “We will point her to the Illinois Owners on the turf at Arlington in August. She won that race last year.”

Francisco Torres retains the mount.

Ravi’s Song will be looking for her first win of the year and first win on the turf. The 6-year-old mare finished fourth in her last out, the Grade 3 Mint Julep at Churchill Downs on June 2. Ravi’s Song has a come-from-off-the-pace style that should suit her well in the speed-laden field. Miguel Mena retains the mount. She is trained by Carl Bowman.

Hard Seven has finished third in her last three starts, all in graded stakes company, including the Santa Ana on March 25 and the Santa Barbara on April 21, both at Santa Anita. In her last out, the 4-year-old filly by Rock Hard Ten finished third in the Grade 3 Mint Julep. Leandro Goncalves will ride once again.