INGLEWOOD, Calif. &minus; In the hours before entries were taken for the Grade 2 Oak Tree Derby last month, trainer Ben Cecil scrambled to find a rider. He wound up with Martin Garcia, who rode Sebastian Flyte to a fourth-place finish, losing by three-quarters of a length.\r\nSebastian Flyte will start in Sunday&rsquo;s $250,000 Hollywood Derby, and this time Cecil had no trouble finding a jockey well in advance. Joel Rosario, who through Sunday led the jockey&rsquo;s standings at the fall meeting, has the mount.\r\n&ldquo;Garcia had never sat on the horse,&rdquo; Cecil said. &ldquo;I thought he was a little too far back. They didn&rsquo;t go too fast, and he finished well.&rdquo;\r\nCecil said he is hoping the Hollywood Derby distance of 1 1/4 miles on turf will help Sebastian Flyte, who has won 2 of 10 starts. Sebastian Flyte placed in three stakes in England and Ireland at 2 and earlier this year at 3, and he has started twice in the U.S. He won a delayed debut in an optional claimer at Del Mar on Sept. 4 in advance of the Oak Tree Derby.\r\nCecil, who trains Sebastian Flyte for Triple B Farms, had hoped to start Sebastian Flyte in the Oceanside Stakes at Del Mar in July, but he postponed those plans when Sebastian Flyte arrived in mid-summer.\r\n&ldquo;When he first came here, he couldn&rsquo;t gallop, he was so body sore,&rdquo; Cecil said. &ldquo;It was a blessing in disguise. It gave him time to fill out. Even when he won at Del Mar, he wasn&rsquo;t ready.&rdquo;\r\nThe Hollywood Derby lacks a standout. Four of the first five finishers of the Oak Tree Derby &ndash; Fantastic Pick, runner-up Blue Panis, Sebastian Flyte, and fifth-place finisher Haimish Hy &minus; will be challenged by Citrus Kid, who was second in the Grade 1 Jamaica Handicap at Belmont Park on Oct. 9, and the allowance race winners Juniper Pass and Lions Story.\r\nWithout a major runner in the field, Cecil said he expects Sebastian Flyte to be a major factor. Monday, Sebastian Flyte worked six furlongs on the main track in 1:12.80.\r\n&ldquo;It&rsquo;s pretty much the same bunch,&rdquo; Cecil said. &ldquo;He&rsquo;s doing well, and I think he can run better than he did the last time.&rdquo;\r\nThe Hollywood Derby is one of three major turf races worth $250,000 run here from Friday through Sunday.\r\nFriday, Wasted Tears and Gypsy&rsquo;s Warning are the leading runners in the Grade 1 Matriarch Stakes over a mile for fillies and mares.\r\nSaturday, Court Vision, the winner of the Grade 1 Woodbine Mile in September and six other stakes in his 25-race career, carries high weight of 122 pounds in the Grade 2 Citation Handicap over 1 1/16 miles on turf. Rosario rides Court Vision, who was fifth in the Breeders&rsquo; Cup Mile at Churchill Downs on Nov. 6.\r\nOther probable starters are Bruce&rsquo;s Dream, Colgan&rsquo;s Chip, Enriched, Meteore, Proudinsky, Ryehill Dreamer, Victor&rsquo;s Cry, and Violon Sacre.\r\nCerin hopes maiden takes next step\r\nTrainer Vladimir Cerin, one win away from 1,000 for his career, could have a memorable Thanksgiving.\r\nIn Thursday&rsquo;s first race, Cerin starts the Florida import Jim&rsquo;s Decision in a 2-year-old maiden special weight race over 1 1/16 miles. Winning will be difficult. Jim&rsquo;s Decision was fourth in a maiden claimer at Calder on Sept. 30 before being transferred to Cerin.\r\n&ldquo;He&rsquo;s been here a month,&rdquo; Cerin said. &ldquo;He&rsquo;s really good-looking, and he has a nice stride. He needs to improve quite a bit.&rdquo;\r\nJim&rsquo;s Decision faces a field that includes Riveting Reason, who has run in three Grade 1 races this year, finishing third in the Del Mar Futurity and Norfolk Stakes and eighth in the Breeders&rsquo; Cup Juvenile. Riveting Reason is owned and trained by breeder Myung Kwon Cho.\r\nCerin had two winners Saturday to move closer to the 1,000-win mark, including Briecat&rsquo;s victory in the Treasure Chest Stakes at Delta Downs. Briecat is expected to make her next start at the Santa Anita winter-spring meeting.\r\nCashCall Futurity next for Premier Pegasus\r\nPremier Pegasus, unbeaten in three starts, including the Grade 3 Hollywood Prevue Stakes last Saturday, will be pointed for the $750,000 CashCall Futurity over 1 1/16 miles here on Dec. 18.\r\nThe Prevue Stakes was Premier Pegasus&rsquo;s first start in a graded stakes and over seven furlongs. Premier Pegasus had no difficulty against a higher class of horses and in a longer sprint, leading throughout and winning by 1 1/2 lengths over the promising Industry Leader.\r\nCho was impressed by the way that Premier Pegasus finished, giving him hope the colt can extend his speed. &ldquo;I can see that he will go two turns,&rdquo; Cho said.\r\nThe CashCall Futurity is the richest race for the division in Southern California until the $1 million Santa Anita Derby in early April.\r\n&ldquo;That&rsquo;s the race I&rsquo;m thinking about,&rdquo; Cho said of the CashCall Futurity.\r\nBourbon Bay eyeing Santa Anita meet\r\nBourbon Bay, a three-time stakes winner earlier this year, has resumed training after a brief illness but is unlikely to start in a major stakes in Hong Kong next month, trainer Neil Drysdale said.\r\nThe illness kept Bourbon Bay from an expected start in the Grade 1 Hollywood Turf Cup here on Nov. 13. Asked if Bourbon Bay would be pointed to the upcoming Santa Anita winter-spring meeting, Drysdale said, &ldquo;It looks that way.&rdquo;\r\n◗ Kid Edward, third in the Grade 2 Oak Tree Derby and second in the La Jolla Handicap at Del Mar in August, will miss the Hollywood Derby after undergoing surgery on Saturday to have a bone chip removed from a knee, trainer Jim Cassidy said. Cassidy said that Kid Edward is likely to resume training in the spring.\r\n◗ Turning Top will miss Sunday&rsquo;s Matriarch Stakes in favor of an autumn break, trainer Simon Callaghan said. Callaghan said Turning Top will resume training in coming weeks for an expected return in February. &ldquo;We want to have her ready for the Grade 1 races in the summer,&rdquo; he said.\r\nOwned by Michael Tabor, Turning Top has won 6 of 18 starts and $244,943. She was second in the Grade 1 Yellow Ribbon Stakes here on Oct. 2, her first start in a race at that level.