Gastronomical Heads Senorita Stakes Entries
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) _ A field of 14 headed by Gastronomical was entered Thursday in the $100,000-added Senorita Stakes at Hollywood Park.
Gastronomical will be ridden by Kent Desormeaux and was assigned 118 pounds for the one-mile race for 3-year-old fillies on Hollywood Park’s turf course.
A daughter of Sunshine Forever, Gastronomical is coming off a wire-to-wire victory in the $75,000-added Providencia Stakes on April 3 at Santa Anita.
The Senorita Stakes will be the first major race as a head trainer for Marty Jones, whose father, Gary, retired last weekend after nearly 20 years of training. Marty had been an assistant to his father.
Others entered in Saturday’s race were Wheatly Special, Brice Blanc, 120; To B. Super, Chris Antley, 118; Proud Dixie, Victor Espinoza, 114; Clever Dorothy, Corey Nakatani, 114; Hear The Music, Laffit Pincay, 114; Tootsie, Corey Black, 114; Star Of Ava, Fernando Valenzuela, 114; Listening, Chris McCarron, 114; Woodyoubelieveit, Sal Gonzalez, Jr., 114; Passion Flower, Alex Solis, 114; Staffin, Gary Stevens, 114; Rumpipumpy, Rene Douglas, 114, and Ribot’s Secret, Eddie Delahoussaye, 114.
Listening and Passion Flower will each risk two-race winning streaks. European import’s Ribot’s Secret and Clever Dorothy will be making their first starts in the United States.