ARCADIA, Calif. &ndash; The well&#45;traveled Daddys Lil Darling will race at her seventh track this year when she starts in Saturday&rsquo;s Grade 1 American Oaks at Santa Anita.Since her first start of the year in March, Daddys Lil Darling has had a productive season. She won the Dueling Ground Oaks at Kentucky Downs in September, her only win in eight starts this year, and has been second in three Grade 1 stakes for 3&#45;year&#45;old fillies &ndash; the Ashland Stakes at Keeneland in April, the Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs in May, and the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup on turf at Keeneland in October.&ldquo;She&rsquo;s been a bit of a bridesmaid,&rdquo; trainer Ken McPeek said earlier this week. &ldquo;Second in the Ashland, the Queen Elizabeth, and the Kentucky Oaks &ndash; those are moral victories.&rdquo;Daddys Lil Darling also raced at Tampa Bay Downs, Belmont Park, and Saratoga. There is more to her season than hop&#45;scotching trips from Florida to Kentucky to New York and back to Kentucky from mid&#45;March to late November. Daddys Lil Darling was sent to England for the Group 1 Epsom Oaks in early June. She was a late scratch after she became spooked during a thunderstorm during warmups and ran off at a furious pace under jockey Olivier Peslier, who was unseated.&ldquo;We expected her to run well and it was an unfortunate set of circumstances,&rdquo; McPeek said. &ldquo;What are you going to do?&ldquo;You just bite the bullet and go back home. You can&rsquo;t unring a bell.&rdquo;The race was won by Enable, who developed into the leading horse in Europe. A top&#45;two finish in the American Oaks will make Daddys Lil Darling a millionaire. Owned by Normandy Farm, Daddys Lil Darling has won 3 of 14 starts and earned $958,405. Through all the travels this year, Daddys Lil Darling has thrived, McPeek said.&ldquo;She might be as good now as she&rsquo;s been,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;Could we have won more races by being less ambitious? Maybe.&ldquo;We had the goal of winning a Grade 1. We might get that goal at the end of the year.&rdquo;The $300,000 American Oaks is run at 1 1/4 miles on turf for 3&#45;year&#45;old fillies and will be the first start for Daddys Lil Darling in California since a fourth in the Breeders&rsquo; Cup Juvenile Fillies at Santa Anita in November 2016.The American Oaks contenders include New Money Honey, who won the Belmont Oaks in July; Beau Recall and Madam Dancealot, who were second and third in the Grade 1 Del Mar Oaks in August; and Rymska, who has won three consecutive turf stakes, at Gulfstream Park, Laurel and Aqueduct, this year.The American Oaks will have a field of about 10, the largest expected for the three graded stakes Saturday at Santa Anita. The candidates for the Grade 3 Robert Frankel Stakes for fillies and mares at 1 1/8 miles on turf include Responsibleforlove, who won the CTT and TOC Handicap at Del Mar in August and was later third in the Grade 1 Rodeo Drive Stakes at Santa Anita in September.Masochistic, who has not raced since finishing 13th in the Grade 2 Churchill Downs Stakes in May, will start in Saturday&rsquo;s Grade 3 Midnight Lute Stakes at 6 1/2 furlongs, trainer Bob Baffert said. A 7&#45;year&#45;old gelding who has won three stakes, Masochistic was transferred from Ron Ellis to Baffert earlier this year by owners Samantha Siegel and Will Shamlian.