INGLEWOOD, Calif. (Apr. 25, 2012) – Grade I winner Willa B Awesome is the expected heavy favorite in Saturday’s Golden State Series $300,000 Melair Stakes for California-bred and –sired 3-year-old fillies on the Gold Rush card at Hollywood Park.
Willa B Awesome is by Awesome Gambler, out of the Nineeleven mare Cause I’m Tricky, was bred by Terry Lovingier, is owned by Daniels, London, Winters and Lovingier and is trained by Walther Solis. She has four wins in 12 starts, earnings of $428,896 and is coming off a win in the Mar. 31 Santa Anita Oaks.
Warren’s Amber is by Broadway Moon, out of the Mud Route mare I’m a Cat’s Meow, was bred by owner Benjamin Warren and is trained by Jorge Gutierrez. She has two wins in seven starts, earnings of $155,550 and is coming off a win in the Mar. 31 Evening Jewel.
Unbeaten Starry Skies is by Sky Mesa, out of the Saint Ballado mare Cosmah Star, was bred by Harris Farms, Donald Valpredo and Michael Valpredo, is owned by the breeders and Per Antonsen and is trained by Martin Jones. She has won both starts and has earnings of $68,400.
Unusual Hottie is by Unusual Heat, out of the Ski Champ mare Branca Como Neve, was bred by Ali Nilforushan Equestrian, is owned by Seyyed Nilforushan and trained by John Sadler. She has two wins in four starts, earnings of $48,800 and is coming off a second in an Apr. 1 allowance.
Starlight Magic is by Marino Marini, out of the General Meeting mare Star’s Millenium, was bred by John and Diane Fradkin, is owned by Cory Wagner and trained by Mark Glatt. The $75,000 Barretts purchase has two wins in five starts, earnings of $134,780 and is coming off a second in the Mar. 31 Evening Jewel.
Vicki Victoria is by Swiss Yodeler, out of the Sharp Victor mare Mabel Kent, was bred by Patricia Youngman, is owned by Heinz Steinmann and trained by Mike Harrington. She has two wins in 11 starts, earnings of $129,860 and is coming off a seventh in the Mar. 31 Evening Jewel.
Anna You’re Up is by Terrell, out of the Coronado’s Quest mare Feed the Kitty, was bred by Mike Mitchell Racing Stable and Bob Hutton, is owned by Tommy Hutton’s Dream Stable and Mitchell and is trained by Mitchell. She has two wins in four starts, earnings of $34,950 and is coming off a Mar. 29 claiming win.