06/29/2011 5:03PM

Lone Star Park: Shotgun Gulch to make another California trip

Tom Keyser
Shotgun Gulch's victory in the Vinery Madison established her credentials.

Shotgun Gulch will soon head to Hollywood. The Grade 1 winner based at Lone Star Park is scheduled to ship out Sunday morning for Southern California, where she will run in the Grade 2, $200,000 A Gleam Handicap for fillies and mares at seven furlongs July 16.

“I’ll haul her out there,” said C.R. Trout, who bred, owns and trains Shotgun Gulch. “I’ve got a new trailer. It’s got air conditioning in it. It’s air-ride. It will be an easy trip for her.”

The trip will be the second to California for Shotgun Gulch, who shipped to Santa Anita last December and finished third in the Grade 1 La Brea at 64-1. She should be a much shorter price this time around, after taking the Grade 1 Madison at Keeneland in April.

Trout said Wednesday he was thinking about breezing Shotgun Gulch either Thursday or Friday. “We’ll just wait and see,” he said. “We’ll get out there 12 days before the race and she may do something out there. She’ll tell us.”

Shotgun Gulch’s stablemate, Dreaminofthewin, was third in the Grade 3 Iowa Derby last week and will be on the sidelines for a while, said Trout.

“His old quarter crack popped up again,” he said. “We’re just going to give him some time, get ready for Remington.”

Dreaminofthewin is a candidate for the $400,000 Oklahoma Derby on Oct. 16 at Remington Park.