Updated on 09/18/2011 12:22AM

Shining Energy should take the cash

Dance in the Mood ended a 14-race losing streak with a victory in the Victoria Mile at Tokyo Racecourse.

INGLEWOOD, Calif. - For the record, the second-place prize in Saturday's $750,000 CashCall Mile at Hollywood Park is worth $150,000.

If Shining Energy runs back to her last start, in the Grade 1 Gamely Breeders' Cup Stakes here on May 29, the runner-up share may be the only thing at stake for her eight rivals.

has emerged as a top female turf miler in California and will be favored in the Grade 3 CashCall Mile for fillies and mares on grass.

Trained by Julio Canani, Shining Energy has won her last two starts, beginning with the American Beauty Handicap at Santa Anita in April. Her win in the Gamely was explosive. She was last of seven with three furlongs remaining and closed with a rush to win by 1 3/4 lengths.

"She's doing super," said Canani, a comment that for him often signifies a ringing endorsement.

The CashCall Mile is the feature on Saturday's 10-race program, which begins at noon Pacific. The program includes the Grade 2 A Gleam Handicap for female sprinters and the Landaluce Stakes for 2-year-old fillies.

The CashCall Mile drew an international field. The Japanese mare Dance in the Mood, a winner of $4.4 million, will be making her second appearance at Hollywood Park, having finished second in the 2004 American Oaks. Luas Line, who was fourth in the 2005 American Oaks, arrived from Ireland earlier this week. She won the Grade 1 Garden City Breeders' Cup Stakes at Belmont Park last September.

Two fillies from other parts of the country are making their California debuts: , a stakes winner last year in the Midwest and New Jersey, and Sweet Talker, who has won six stakes, including the Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland last October.

They are joined by four locally-based fillies and mares: Cambiocorsa, Dancing Edie, Hollywood Story, and Toupie.

is seeking her second major stakes win of the year. She ended a 14-race losing streak with a victory in the $1.56 million Victoria Mile at Tokyo Racecourse on May 14. The losing streak lasted more than two years, but included several starts against males in Japan.

The Victoria Mile "was very important because it was against fillies and mares only, and she had to prove that she is a champion," said Nobutaka Tada, a spokesman for trainer Kazuo Fujisawa.

Dance in the Mood will be ridden by Victor Espinoza, who rode Shining Energy in the Gamely. Corey Nakatani takes the mount on Shining Energy.

Espinoza is likely to have Dance in the Mood close to the front.

"She has speed, so it depends on what the jockey wants," Tada said. "She can take the lead or take a good position. It depends on the pace."

Cambiocorsa, who drew the rail, will lead. Trained by Doug O'Neill, Cambiocorsa has won her last seven starts, but only one was a graded stakes, the Grade 3 Las Cienegas Handicap for turf sprinters at Santa Anita in April.

A fast pace would help Sweet Talker, who races just behind the leaders, as does Shining Energy.

Canani is hoping that a home-course advantage is the difference for Shining Energy.

"She's a miler and she likes this grass course," Canani said. "Her best style is [to come from] behind."

Sweet Talker is trying for her fifth consecutive win. Owned by Donald Adam and trained by Graham Motion, Sweet Talker, 4, won the Grade 3 WinStar Distaff on a yielding turf course at Lone Star Park on May 29.

Hollywood Park's turf course will be firm on Saturday, but Motion insists that will not be a problem for Sweet Talker.

"Off that race the other day, I'd think she'd run on anything," he said. "It sure didn't seem to bother her. I think she's just a tough filly that does what she needs to do."

The field

CashCall Mile
Purse: $750,000; 1 mile; Grade 3

1CambiocorsaJ. Court1194-1
2ToupieT. Baze11930-1
3Shining EnergyC. Nakatani1236-1
4Dancing EdieP. Valenzuela11910-1
5Sweet TalkerR. Dominguez1235-2
6Flying GlitterA. Solis119 20-1
7Luas LineA. Gryder1239-2
8Hollywood StoryD. Flores12320-1
9Dance in the MoodV. Espinoza1233-1

* Odds by Art Gropper
* Television: Saturday, 5-6 p.m. (Eastern), ESPN