Your browser does not support iframes\r\nINGLEWOOD, Calif. &ndash; When the filly Separate Forest dropped into a claiming race for the first time Jan. 14, trainer Doug O&rsquo;Neill believed that despite her declining form, the potential reward outweighed the risk.\r\n&ldquo;We thought she was a filly that was definitely worth what she was in for,&rdquo; O&rsquo;Neill said, referring to the $25,000 tag. &ldquo;And if we got lucky at all, we thought she might be worth a little bit more.&rdquo;\r\nIt turns out she is worth a whole lot more. Separate Forest won for Richard Mandella the day she was claimed, gained confidence, and subsequently improved by winning three turf races and $123,120 in four starts.\r\nThe past five years, O&rsquo;Neill has claimed at least 14 horses from Mandella.\r\n&ldquo;He&rsquo;s a very good caretaker, so he&rsquo;s a good guy to claim off of,&rdquo; O&rsquo;Neill said. &ldquo;He often leaves a lot in the tank.&rdquo;\r\nWhile a recent victory in the Grade 3 Las Cienegas cemented Separate Forest&rsquo;s future broodmare value, O&rsquo;Neill and owners Pablo Suarez, Mark Verge, and Darin Tsukashima also got lucky when Separate Forest&rsquo;s 3-year-old half-brother Indiano arrived in the United States.\r\nIndiano won all five starts in Panama and recently finished second in the Grade 2 Swale at Gulfstream. He was scheduled to start Saturday in the Derby Trial at Churchill Downs.\r\n&ldquo;Now the female side is getting hot, so there&rsquo;s definitely some residual value there as we move forward,&rdquo; O&rsquo;Neill said.\r\nSeparate Forest, sired by Forestry and produced by the Group 1-winning Chilean import Separata, has won has won 5 of 9 overall.\r\nOn Sunday at Hollywood Park, Separate Forest makes her first start on a synthetic surface when she goes five furlongs on Cushion Track in the $70,000 Time to Leave Stakes. Aside from surface, the filly-mare sprint is loaded with speed.\r\n&ldquo;It&rsquo;s definitely a change,&rdquo; O&rsquo;Neill admits. &ldquo;This track is not as kind to speed as the hillside course at Santa Anita.&rdquo;\r\nSix of the seven in the Time to Leave Stakes are front-runners. Separate Forest and jockey Pat Valenzuela will have company, and if the fractions get too hot, it may benefit the only closer in the field. That is Bob Baffert-trained comebacker Irish Gypsy.\r\nO&rsquo;Neill and Separate Forest&rsquo;s owners considered shipping Separate Forest to Kentucky for the Grade 1 Humana Distaff at Churchill Downs, but decided instead to enter the Time to Leave.\r\nOther starters include Holding Her Ground, Saint Isabelle, Dawnie Macho, Candy&rsquo;s Pleasure, and Shakenwithanolive.