05/16/2010 11:00PM

Zenyatta works toward Vanity


Zenyatta, the undefeated two-time champion, worked six furlongs in 1:13.20 at Hollywood Park on Monday in preparation for the $250,000 Vanity Handicap over 1 1/8 miles on June 13.

Ridden by Mike Smith, her regular rider, Zenyatta started two lengths behind stablemate Aitcho and finished slightly in front. Zenyatta ran the last three furlongs of the workout in 35.80 seconds, according to Hollywood Park clocker Russell Hudak.

"I thought she worked very well," trainer John Shirreffs said. "Aitcho is a good work horse."

Aitcho finished sixth in the Grade 2 Arcadia Handicap on April 3.

Zenyatta will be after an unprecedented third consecutive win in the Vanity. Owned by Jerry and Ann Moss, Zenyatta has won 16 races and $5,924,580.

Zenyatta has run twice this year, winning the Santa Margarita Handicap at Santa Anita in March and the Apple Blossom Invitational at Oaklawn Park in April.

She is based at Hollywood Park on a year-round basis.