05/02/2006 11:00PM

Ontrack or off, don't mess with Foxysox

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Foxysox wins the China Doll in March after rallying from off the pace.

INGLEWOOD, Calif. - Foxysox tore up more than just her opposition in the Providencia Stakes at Santa Anita last month. She did the same to trainer Carla Gaines's staff on the morning of the race.

Foxysox bit a groom, causing his hand to bleed. Later, the filly stepped on the foot of an assistant trainer. Then she went out and won her third consecutive race in the Grade 3 Providencia.

So far this week, things have been quieter in advance of Foxysox's appearance in Saturday's $100,000 Senorita Stakes at Hollywood Park.

"She's training very aggressively, but she's leaving the employees alone," Gaines said.

In the Providencia Stakes on April 8, Foxysox took out her remaining aggression on her seven rivals. She rallied along the inside under jockey Alex Bisono to win by a length.

"She had her game face on that day," Gaines said.

Bought last fall for about $70,000, Foxysox has earned $145,530 this year for owner Warren Williamson. By Foxhound, Foxysox was a maiden after five starts last year in England, a campaign that included two third-place finishes. In her three wins in this country, including the China Doll Stakes in March, Foxysox has rallied from just off the pace.

"She's a fighter," Gaines said. "I've seen it in the mornings."

Gaines is likely to have two starters, including No Greater Love. A Stravinsky filly owned by B. Wayne Hughes, No Greater Love has won 2 of 4 starts, with the wins coming in a maiden race and an optional claimer on the hillside turf course at Santa Anita earlier this year.

"I think the mile will suit her," Gaines said.

The Senorita Stakes, run at a mile on turf, is the first of three major stakes for 3-year-old fillies on turf at this meeting. The main race for the division is the $750,000 American Oaks at 1 1/4 miles on July 2.

The Senorita is one of two stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Hollywood Park on Saturday. The $100,000 Railbird Stakes at seven furlongs will include Bettarun Fast and El Mirage Queen, the first two finishers of the Santa Paula Stakes at Santa Anita on April 1.

Buzzards Bay to miss Pimlico Special

Buzzards Bay, the winner of the Oaklawn Handicap last month, is likely to miss the $500,000 Pimlico Special on May 19, trainer Ron Ellis said Wednesday.

Ellis said he does not have an alternative goal for Buzzards Bay, but did say it was likely that he would be nominated to the Breeders' Cup program with an eye on the Breeders' Cup Classic in November at Churchill Downs.

Last month, the Breeders' Cup announced that horses not nominated as weanlings could be nominated for a one-time fee of $150,000.

"I want him to last the year," Ellis said of Buzzards Bay. "Now that they've changed the Breeders' Cup supplement, we have a fall goal. We'll find something in the summer. I want to space his races."

Wednesday at Hollywood Park, Buzzards Bay breezed a half-mile in 48.40 seconds.

Buzzards Bay, 4, has won 5 of 15 starts and $1,116,971. He was bought by his current owners - Gary and Wendy Broad - for $725,000 at the 2005 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select sale.

Another top Ellis-trained runner, Declan's Moon, the champion 2-year-old male of 2004, breezed three furlongs in 37 seconds at Santa Anita on Tuesday.

Owned by Mace and Samantha Siegel, Declan's Moon has not started since winning the Santa Catalina Stakes at Santa Anita in March 2005. He missed the rest of 2005 because of leg injuries.