04/13/2007 11:00PM

Round Trip Flight takes Bay Meadows Oaks


Round Trip Flight, at 4-1 the longest price of three Jerry Hollendorfer-trained runners in Saturday's $76,875 Bay Meadows Breeders' Cup Oaks, flew past her stablemates in the stretch for a two-length win.

Last in a field of four down the backstretch, Round Trip Flight ($10.60) began to move up on the second turn of the 1 1/16-mile race. Glorification, who set a comfortable pace, and Eastlake Avenue still led their stablemate by a comfortable margin at the quarter pole before Round Trip Flight kicked into gear. She defeated Glorification, who was second, in 1:43.66 over a wet-fast track.

"She was going nice and easy, and I always felt like I had a lot of horse," winning rider Joel Rosario said.

Round Trip Flight was making her stakes debut. She won a turf race in her last start.

"I wouldn't have run in a race like this just to run," Hollendorfer said. "Our intention is always to win."

Hollendorfer made no excuses for his other runners but thought Glorification might have gone a bit fast in her second quarter (23.38 seconds after an opening quarter in 23.49) and admitted Eastlake Avenue may have been compromised after missing a month with a quarter crack.

Jungle Girl ran fourth to round out the field after Pinata scratched.

The victory was Round Trip Flight's third in seven career starts. The 3-year-old filly is owned by Erik Amile, Dan Jelladian, and George Todaro.- Chuck Dybdal