Updated on 09/15/2011 1:32PM

Milwaukee Brew among new Frankel trainees


INGLEWOOD, Calif. - Already loaded with stakes horses preparing for 2002, trainer Bobby Frankel recently added three stakes winners to his stable.

Beat Hollow and Shibboleth have arrived from trainer Henry Cecil in England, while recently arrived from Woodbine. A 4-year-old, Milwaukee Brew was previously trained by Joe Orseno. All three may start at the upcoming Santa Anita winter-spring meeting, which starts on Dec. 26.

Beat Hollow and Shibboleth are turf horses owned by Juddmonte Farms. Beat Hollow won the Group 1 Grand Prix de Paris in 2000, the year he was third in the English Derby. He is likely to run in turf marathons. Shibboleth is considered a miler, having won the Group 3 Criterion Stakes at Newmarket and finishing fifth in the Group 1 July Cup to Mozart last summer.

Milwaukee Brew may run in preps for the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap on March 2. The winner of the 2000 Ohio Derby, Milwaukee Brew is winless in his last seven starts, but was placed in stakes at Aqueduct and Pimlico earlier this year.

"He arrived two weeks ago," Frankel said.

Mizzen Mast to try dirt in Malibu

Mizzen Mast, scratched from Sunday's $500,000 Hollywood Derby because of yielding turf, will reappear in the $200,000 Malibu Stakes at Santa Anita on Dec. 26, Frankel said.

Run over seven furlongs on dirt, the Grade 1 Malibu will be Mizzen Mast's first start on that surface. On Nov. 7, Mizzen Mast, who is by Cozzene, won the restricted Bien Bien Stakes over a mile on turf at Hollywood Park.

"He's bred for the dirt," Frankel said. "He's been working great on it."

The Malibu is the first leg of the three-race Strub Series for 4-year-olds of 2002. The series serves as a prep for the Santa Anita Handicap.

This year the series has an added significance because of the retirement of 2001 Santa Anita Handicap winner Tiznow and the lack of depth and quality in the older horse division.

Aside from Mizzen Mast, other Malibu probables are Early Flyer, I Love Silver, Millennium Wind, San Nicolas, and Yonaguska.

Rain may dampen Turf Cup

Frankel said he will have three runners in Saturday's $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup, run over 1 1/2 miles.

Northern Quest, who was second in the 2000 Turf Cup, will start along with Sumitas and Super Quercus. Sumitas won the Knickerbocker Handicap at Belmont Park on Oct. 26, and Super Quercus won the Bay Meadows Handicap on Sept. 22.

The race is expected to draw a large field though the threat of wet weather, and a soft turf course, could limit the starters. Other probables include Blazing Fury, Bonapartiste, Kerrygold, Kudos, and Sienne. Trainer Neil Drysdale said that Kalypso Katie, who was sixth in the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf at Belmont Park on Oct. 27, will not run in the Turf Cup.

Trainer Richard Mandella will run only Kudos, who finished second in the minor Steinlen Handicap here on Nov. 11. Motto will not start, Mandella said.

New guy wastes no time

Elvis Trujillo, a top apprentice jockey from Mexico City, won Wednesday's first race aboard Britetonzmyday, his first ride in the United States.

Trujillo, 18, arrived from Mexico City on Wednesday morning and received his license at 12:05 p.m., according to track stewards. Fifteen minutes later, he was on Britetonzmyday in the post parade, warming up for the first race at 12:30 p.m.

Britetonzmyday won the six-furlong race for $45,000 to $50,000 claimers by a half-length, beating favored Icantgoforthat. The favorite was ridden by David Flores, who served as a translator for Trujillo at the license hearing before the stewards.

"This was something special," Trujillo said through a translator in the winner's circle. "I'm very happy and delighted."

A native of Pamana, Trujillo began riding in April and rode 57 winners in Mexico City. He rode Britetonzmyday for trainer Wesley Ward, who won the 1984 Eclipse Award as the outstanding apprentice jockey.

Trujillo had one more mount, for Ward, in the fifth race aboard Lazer Storm, but was not booked to ride on Thursday and Friday.

His arrival in California fills a void among the apprentice jockeys. Macario Rodriguez and Ricardo Jaime recently lost their status as apprentice jockeys. None has had as much of an impact as Tyler Baze, who won the Eclipse Award as the top apprentice jockey of 2000.

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