01/19/2008 12:00AM

Nakatani breaks collarbone

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ARCADIA, Calif. - Jockey Corey Nakatani will be sidelined for an undetermined period of time after sustaining a broken collarbone in a spill at Hollywood Park on Saturday morning, according to his agent, Craig O'Bryan.

Nakatani, 37, was working the unraced 3-year-old filly Bouweizase for trainer Kristin Mulhall when the accident occurred. Bouweizase was euthanized, according to racing officials.

O'Bryan said Nakatani was treated at Centinela Hospital and was released late Saturday morning.

"He's on his way home," O'Bryan said. "I don't have a time frame" on how long he will be out.

Nakatani was booked to ride In Summation in Monday's $150,000 Palos Verdes Handicap. It's unclear who will take his place. Nakatani was scheduled to ride Celtic Dreamin in the $1omillion Sunshine Millions Classic next Saturday.

Through Friday, Nakatani had 5 wins from 54 mounts at the Santa Anita winter-spring meeting. His only stakes win at the meeting was the Grade 3 El Conejo Handicap aboard In Summation on Jan. 1.

Hollendorfer wants no part of Ginger Punch

Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer had a quick answer when he explained why Somethinaboutlaura is being pointed for the $500,000 Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf at Santa Anita next Saturday and not the $500,000 Sunshine Millions Distaff at Gulfstream Park the same day.

"I don't want to ship all the way across the country to run against Ginger Punch," he said late last week.

Hollendorfer is fully aware of the ability of Ginger Punch, who is expected to be named the Eclipse Award winner as the outstanding older female of 2007 in a ceremony in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Monday. In October, Hollendorfer's filly Hystericalady finished second by a neck to Ginger Punch in the Breeders' Cup Distaff at Monmouth Park.

A California-bred, Somethinaboutlaura, 6, was pre-entered for the Filly and Mare Turf and the $300,000 Filly and Mare Sprint over six furlongs. Hollendorfer is strongly leaning toward the Filly and Mare Turf.

Somethinaboutlaura went past $1 million in career earnings with her win in the Pacific Heights Stakes at Golden Gate Fields on Dec. 1. She launched her 2008 campaign with a front-running win in the Campanile Stakes at Golden Gate Fields on Jan. 1.

Somethinaboutlaura has won six of her last seven starts, all in stakes, and will stay in training this year, Hollendorfer said. She has already won a remarkable 18 races in 31 starts.

"The plan is to run another year," Hollendorfer said. "I think we can do that."

The Filly and Mare Turf, run over 1 1/8 miles, is led by Nashoba's Key, the winner of 7 of 8 starts. She has not started since finishing fourth in the BC Filly and Mare Turf at Monmouth on Oct. 27.

Nashoba's Key was pre-entered for the $1 million Sunshine Millions Classic, the premier race of the series for California-breds and Florida-breds, but trainer Carla Gaines said she was leaning toward a start in the Filly and Mare Turf.

The $1 million Classic is led by Gottcha Gold, a Florida-bred who finished second in the BC Dirt Mile in October; defending champion McCann's Mojave, a California-bred; and Diamond Stripes, a Florida-bred who won the Grade 2 Meadowlands Cup in October.

Hystericalady set for Santa Monica

Hystericalady, trained by Hollendorfer, will make her 2008 debut in the Grade 1, $250,000 Santa Monica Handicap at seven furlong Sunday.

Hystericalady will face Pussycat Doll, who won the 2007 Santa Monica Handicap, and possibly Society Hostess, a four-time stakes winner.

Sadler well-stocked for Millions

John Sadler, the leading trainer at Santa Anita through Friday, will have starters in four of the Sunshine Millions races - Dearest Trickski and Lady Gamer in the Filly and Mare Sprint; Afleet Ruler in the $250,000 Dash over six furlongs at Santa Anita; Curiously Sweet in the Distaff; and Sindy Jacobson in the $250,000 Oaks at Gulfstream Park.

Last month, Dearest Trickski won the Grade 1 La Brea Stakes here and Lady Gamer won the minor Playa del Rey at Hollywood Park.

"It's a big purse and I should have a strong hand in there," Sadler said.

Sadler said that Tasha's Miracle, the winner of the Grade 3 Sorrento Stakes at Del Mar last August, will pass the Oaks.

"She needs another work or two but she's getting close," he said.